About Copper Mountain
Copper is known for having the early-season snow necessary to open the first superpipe of the season in the U.S., and continually providing the best conditions for the 2,465 acres of awesome trails and village space.
The mountain's naturally divided terrains allow skiers and riders to enjoy at their own skill level. Difficulty progresses as you move from West to East. The bowl skiing at Copper Bowl, Spaulding Bowl, and Resolution Bowl offer fabulous cornice and tree skiing for experienced skiers and riders.
The Woodward Mountain Parks offer freestyle features such as jumps, rails, and boxes that progress is scale and difficulty. Copper Mountain Resort truly has something for everyone.
Copper Resort FAQs
Copper lift tickets are now loaded onto a reusable, reloadable, RFID cards. Upon your first purchase, pick up your card at any ticket window or guest services counter. RFID cards allow the users to store their card in their pocket, and not have to remove it to be scanned when entering the lift line.
The next time you visit, you can purchase online using the same card and you won't have to stop at the ticket window when you get to the base area. Visit CopperColorado.com to purchase tickets in advance. Purchasing advance sale tickets can save you up to 20% OFF window rates.
There are 24 total lifts at Copper Resort servicing the 3 base areas and upper mountain terrain and bowls. Each of the base area lifts are high-speed chairs designed to get you up and skiing quickly.
- Center Village - American Eagle (high speed 6 person chair and gondola combo), American Flyer (highspeed 6 person bubble chair)
- West Village - Woodward Express (high speed 4 person chair), Kokomo Express, Lumber Jack, Timberline Express
- East Village - Supper Bee (high speed 6 person chair), Aline, Resolution, Excelerator
- Bowls and Upper Mountain - Storm King, Rendezvous, Sierra, Mountain Chief, Celebrity Ridge, Three Bears
Lessons are always recommended for first-time skiers to maximize the enjoyment of their vacation. Copper Resort offers lessons for all ages and abilities. Full or half-day classes are available for both adults and children
Be sure to get your rental equipment the night before to avoid lines in the morning. Woodward lessons and programs are also available for those looking to spend some time in the park. Contact Woodward for more information.
There are Copper Mountain rental shops at each village base area guest service centers for a premium pick up and drop off. Discover a few recommendations below:
For Copper visitors who are driving from Denver or another Summit County location, there is FREE and paid parking available. If you are staying in Copper, the best thing to do is park your car and leave it when you are spending time in the resort. You will be able to walk to shops and restaurants in each village. To explore other villages, just hop on the free Copper shuttle wich runs regularly.
- Alpine Lot & Far East Lots - These two lots are the only free parking in the winter months. Access the lots just past the front entrance, the shuttle runs a continuous loop about every 10 minutes to bring you to the slopes.
- Chappel Lot - Located just at the edge of Center Village, this lot will bring you a short walking distance to the slopes. The walk will take you about 3 - 5 minutes. This lot is paid, pricing varies in the winter months and is free in the summer. Use the kiosks to reserve your parking.
- Beeler and Wheeler Lot - Located in the heart of Center Village, these two paid lots are some of the closest parking to the lifts. You will be on the snow in 2 minutes. Use the kiosks to reserve your parking.
- Union Creek Lot - This paid lot is located in West Village and is perfect for families with children who will be frequenting the easy green terrain on the West side of the resort or kids ski school. Use the kiosks to reserve your parking.
Discover the variety of transportation options available for you to get to and around Copper Resort from public transportation to ride-sharing services.
- In-Resort Copper Shuttle - The free shuttle loops around the village and parking areas continuously throughout the day and evening. The shuttle picks up every 10 - 15 minutes. Easily get back to your car or explore dining and entertainment in other villages.
- Public Transportation To Copper Resort - The Summit Stage public bus system services each of the main resorts in the area. The free bus drops you off at Center Village so you can go directly to the slopes in no time flat! This bus runs 2x per hour until about 5:00 PM and then once per hour after that until about midnight.
Things to Do at Copper Resort
At Copper Resort you will find family-friendly activities and events year-round. In the winter months, Copper has some of the best skiing Summit County has to offer. Not a skier? Not to worry! Shopping, dining, events, outdoor on the snow activities, and spa days await you.
In the summer months enjoy hiking, scenic chair rides, go-karts, bike rides on the Summit County Recreation Path and much more! There is always something to do, see and enjoy at Copper Mountain.
Copper Mountain Winter Activities
Skiing and riding at Copper Mountain Resort offers naturally divided terrain so everyone can enjoy a day on the mountain. The west side of the mountain offers long easy green runs great for beginner skiers and children. As you move East toward Center and East Village, the difficulty in terrain increases.
Ice skating is best when experienced outside under sunny bluebird Colorado skies! Rent a pair of skates in Center Village and take a spin out on West Lake surrounded by mountain and village views. Warm-up with cocoa and hot donuts from Sugar Lips Mini Donuts located next to the lake and the fire pit.
Nordic skiing at Copper Mountain Resort will not only get you a great work out but great views while doing it! The resort has over 20km of trails around the golf course and West Village for you, friends and family to enjoy. Use of the trails is FREE. Please respect the trails while out there, be sure to Leave No Trace and to let others enjoy this shared space.
Snow tubing is fun for all ages! Ask your tubing attendant to give you a spin on the way down for an extra thrill! For little ones under 36" there is a mini tubing hill and playground called Critterland that is free! Be sure to sign in at the East Village Guest Services before you play.
The Rocky Mountain Coaster operates in both the summer and winter. The track winds around the base of the mountain just past the American Flyer chair lift.
One of the longest coasters in North America, it has 5,800 feet of track and descends 430 vertical feet at an average grade of 10.9%. Users can control their speed as the go through the dips and turns. Children 36" - 52" tall can ride with one adult.
Copper Mountain Summer Activities
Copper Kids' summer activities will keep your tiny humans entertained all day! Purchase a day pass for the best value and access to all the activities. Single activity tickets may also be purchased.
Activities Include: Rocky Mountain Coaster, Go-Karts, The Ninja Warrior inspired Wreck Tangle obstacle course, a climbing wall, water boats, zipline, and power jump! Learn more about the Kids Copper Summer Activites and plan your visit.
Singletrack, wildflowers, mountain views, and rugged features are in store for you when you mountain bike at Copper Mountain. Bike haul is available from the Union Creek lift and will bring you up so you can ride down. Intermediate and easy trails are available.
Copper Creek Golf Club is an 18 hole course with incredible views of the Ten Mile Range. Specials are available for twilight hours after 6:00 PM and the Nine and Dine package includes a $10.00 voucher at JJ's Tavern.
These deals are awesome since the Colorado sunshine keeps us playing in the light till 9:00 PM in peak summer!
A Scenic chair ride at Copper Resort is the perfect low key activity for a lazy summer day. Watch the scenery pass you by as you slowly ascend the Union Creek chair lift. When you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a bird's eye view of the Ten Mile Range.
Walk around and explore a bit while you are up there. Lift and Lunch packages are available, purchase online in advance for the value.
The Vail Pass Bike Tour is fun for the whole family. Your group will be driven to the top of Vail Pass so you can descend the paved recreation path while enjoying the view and downhill speed.
A great way to enjoy the outdoors! The tour passes through Copper Resort and is a good stopping point for lunch and activities before you continue down to the pickup point at Frisco Marina.
Copper On-Mountain Dining
- Solitude Station - Located above Center Village and the American Eagle Lift, this restaurant offers cafeteria-style food stations, indoor and outdoor seating. This is the perfect spot to warm up and refuel before you go back out for more powder.
- Flyers Shack - If you are looking for the local's spot, you've found it. The Flyer Shack is the perfect spot to stop for a beer and hot dog. Flyers Shack is located just under the American Flyer Lift. There are a few spot at the bar and picnic tables outside.
- T-Rex Grill - This spot is known for its outdoor seating. There are chairs and picnic tables along the decks as well as on the snow. People perch here to rest and soak up the sun as they watch the skiers head to the Timberline Express Lift. The fare is simple but tasty, who doesn't like pizza and tacos?
- Down Hill Dukes - Outdoor bar and patio seating facing the American Eagle and Flyer Lifts. Small plates, cocktails, lunch, and apres.
- Jack's Bar - Inside Jack's is a large cafeteria with Thai noodle dishes, organic deli, grill, pizza, and hot soups. With this much variety, everyone will be sure to find something for breakfast or lunch. The outside patio faces the slopes and offers a full-service bar and grill if you would like a sit-down meal.
- Incline- With a calm and cool atmosphere, this is the perfect apres spot to unwind. Select one of 20 beers on tap and enjoy the southwest inspired cuisine.
- Ten Mile Tavern - Feel instantly at home in this comfortable restaurant and bar serving salads, pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches. TVs line the wall in the bar for you sports fans out there. Outdoor seating is available in the summer months.
- JJ's Tavern - East Village - With a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, pasta, and wood-fired pizza JJ's is sure to please even the pickiest eater in your group. Outdoor seating is available in the summer months.
- Lola's Waffle Hut - New for the 2019/2020 season
- West Village Cafe - There are multiple food stations for you to choose from with breakfast and lunch selections. There is a full bar and daily drink specials. On a sunny day don't miss the outdoor slopeside seating.
Copper Mountain Events & Festivals
The Best Time to Visit Copper Mountain Resort
The best time to visit Copper Mountain is NOW! No matter what time of year, there is always something to do inside or outdoors. Winter and summer are of course the most popular times of the year to visit, though spring and fall have lots to offer as well.
Loved by locals and known regionally as the mud season spring is less crowded, prices are cheaper and the weather is moderate. Similarly, fall is quiet and the changing leaves are breathtaking. A fall hike with the smell of leaves, crisp mornings, and warm sunny afternoons is a treat for the senses that should not be missed.