Copper Mountain

OUR OPINION

  • Good resort for families and all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

  • Affordable lodging options close to the slopes and ski lifts.

  • 4 ski areas within 45 minutes.

  • Purpose built resort with good snow record and long season.

  • Airport transfer to Denver 2 hours.

ABOUT COPPER MOUNTAIN

In 1971, Chuck Lewis, Copper's founding father, took one look at the current site of Copper and told his friends, "I'm gonna build me a killer ski resort." He negotiated a deal to purchase 280 acres at the base. Chuck was both a renegade and a visionary. During the summer of '71, initial construction began on the ski trails. Over the years, new lifts were added and Copper grew to its current size of 2433 acres, enjoying the status of Summit County's largest ski area. What was once a sleepy little day ski area is now one of Colorado's premier year-round destination resorts.

COPPER MOUNTAIN STATISTICS

  • Dates and hours of operation:

    mid -November to late April 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily

  • Base Elevation:

    9,712 feet/2,926 meters
  • Summit Elevation:

    12,313 feet/3,767 meters
  • Area:

    2,450 acres/985 hectares of in-bounds terrain
  • Snow:

    Average of 282 inches/710 centimeters

COPPER MOUNTAIN GALLERY