Overall Rating

Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain3.5/59
Copper Mountain3.5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews
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    89%
  • Would Revisit
    78%

Copper Mountain - Reviews

Copper Mountain - Reviews

If you are a decent skier stay away from Center/East

Pallavicini23/10/2019
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  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

If you are a decent skier stay away from Center/East

Pallavicini23/10/2019
Copper Mountain is another mega resort in Summit County but gets a lot less attention.
They are quickly becoming the dominant terrain park mountain in the area, but also have some decent pow days.
The base area village has lots of convenient lodging, but getting gas/groceries requires a drive to Frisco.
2/3's of the mountain is too flat to take seriously, so expert skiers are limited.

I love this place!

Lindsay16/11/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    March

I love this place!

Lindsay16/11/2017
Copper is best in summit county minus vail

*Might* be our favorite spot in CO

Andrew Mueller20/03/2015
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Admin Rating
    3

*Might* be our favorite spot in CO

Andrew Mueller20/03/2015
Of Vail, A-Basin, Breck, and Loveland, Copper is probably the best overall package deal. Price is among the cheapest...it's large enough to keep you busy all day but not so large you feel lost...and the food/drink options are pretty outstanding (get the waffles) in the village area.

Snow is consistently good to great and the crowds are tolerable. Really fun runs to boot! Fairly challenging (to hideous - if you go down some of those black mogul runs) and definitely tougher than anything we have in the East. Blacks are like 2X or 3X blacks out here..

GREAT VALUE!!!

Greg22/10/2012
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Admin Rating
    4

GREAT VALUE!!!

Greg22/10/2012
We found some coupons that allowed us to ski Copper for around $30/day for the adult tickets.

It snowed a lot when we were there, which I'm sure added to my experience with Copper.

It didn't have tons of runs, we ran out of new runs pretty quick, and the lifts too.

Basically if you're looking to go somewhere pretty good for a smaller place, but just so you can ski some nice runs for cheap - this is the place.

I didn't find the nightlife to be great, but Breckenridge is not far away.

Pros: Cost... It is very inexpensive to ski here, especially if you get some good deals/coupons. It is really good for families. It is not crowded.

Cons: If you're a serious skier you will run out of thrill pretty quickly. The nightlife is not great. The accommodations could be better, but then again what do you expect - it's not meant to be Breckenridge and that's why you can afford it!

Best suited for: Families and people on a budget.

Copper

Leftie19/10/2012
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    N/A
  • Admin Rating
    4

Copper

Leftie19/10/2012
Copper Mountain is a good destination for many in Colorado and beyond. Plenty of long and open blues and greens. More difficult terrain up top (Spaulding Bowl) if you want it. Copper Mountain is just around the corner from Breck, Keystone, and A Basin, yet before Vail Pass. Nicely situated in the sunlight. Fun place to ski.

Pros: Snowboard park training available until early summer with camps. Nice parks and pipes. Early supporter of snowboarding. Nice race courses. Bumps left to grow freely. The bowls are fantastic—steep, great snow when it comes. If you like blues and greens, nearly the entire frontside is for you. Copper gets some amazing snow and it isn't part of the Epic Pass so you won't get a lot of mountain jumpers. Lots of dedicated local Copper fans.

Cons: The ski patrol eyeballs SKY chutes on the backside of Breckenridge. Expensive to stay in the village but Frisco is just down the street. Condos in the village are from the seventies when it used to be a Club Med destination.

A Good Spot for Beginners, Good Parks

Todd Macey15/10/2012
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Admin Rating
    4

A Good Spot for Beginners, Good Parks

Todd Macey15/10/2012
As an advanced snowboarder, I'm not a huge fan of Copper. Learning how to snowboard, it's a great place. Not all that crowded, some great groomers and parks for all skill levels. The more advanced park is usually pretty good too, some good jumps and rails. It's generally less crowded than some of the bigger mountains, like Breck and Vail.

For expert and advanced skiers and snowboarders, though, I'd recommend other places. There are a handful of good bump runs and trees good for powder days, but in general the amount of expert skiing is pretty limited. The Upper Enchanted Forest offers some good powder riding, so going up to the bowls is what I'd recommend for the more advanced skiers.

It seems like they also just get less snow than some of the other resorts nearby. So for the true powder hounds, I'd recommend Vail or Breck instead.

The town is nice, but pretty quiet at night - not a lot of night life. A good place if you're bringing the family for a weekend ski trip or vacation, as it's slightly more affordable.

Small Village,Big Mountain

Southern Skier07/05/2012
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Admin Rating
    4

Small Village,Big Mountain

Southern Skier07/05/2012
Cooper Mountain is one of Summit county’s smaller resorts, but it still has a big mountain. No real town but a little village, it's still a cool place to visit.

Copper has some runs for everybody, and what I think might be the friendliest green runs around. Really love the timberline area - it’s awesome since on nice days, they break out grills and cook hamburgers and have tall beers, music, and super kicked back lounge chairs.

Copper can be busy; with a pass that includes Winter Park and Steamboat, Denver locals come up weekends and powder days. But it also can save you money, being one of the cheaper lift tickets. Always check prices and hunt for the best deals - I found a buy one get one through Southwest airlines one year.

Lodging is plentiful and does have some nightlife, but nothing crazy… if you want to burn a candle head down to Breckenridge which is about 25 minutes away.

It has a bus system but I never used it, just parked and walked.

For kids, ski school is good and tubing is a must for all ages.

Copper is definitely in a convenient location with Breck, Keystone, and A-Basin to the east and Vail and Beaver Creek less than a hour to the west. Go sample Summit county, you won’t be disappointed.

Good for everyone

Josh Holley05/12/2011
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    N/A
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    4

Good for everyone

Josh Holley05/12/2011
Another great Summit County resort! Copper Mountain is one of my family's favorite places to ski. We have skied Copper many times in the past several years. The great thing about Summit County, Colorado, is you can ski several different resorts in the same area. I typically look for one of the season pass deals that cover several resorts. Although I don't live in Colorado, it is still usually a better deal that buying individual day tickets and if you get a chance for a late season trip, you're covered!

Pros: There are many different levels of accommodations and as we go as a group, typically we rent a large house. There are a number of ski-in/out locations at Copper as well. The ski school is top notch and the terrain park is very good. There is also plenty of intermediate/advanced terrain. The tubing park is awesome!

Cons: Copper is only a ski resort and there is not much for Apres. If you are looking for the party you will need to head to Breck. The runs at the bottom of the mountain can be a little steep for beginners.

Copper Mountain

POWDERHOUNDS.COM16/07/2010
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    3

Copper Mountain

POWDERHOUNDS.COM16/07/2010
Copper Mountain is a classic purpose built ski resort with world class facilities and amenities. It’s large and has an excellent spread of terrain for all ability levels.

Other pros: cold Colorado powder; good terrain parks and superpipe; very convenient ski-in ski-out accommodation; vibrant après and nightlife; plenty of non-skiing activities; proximity to other ski resorts; and good kids’ programs.

The cat skiing that’s included in the price of a lift ticket is also a huge bonus for Copper Mountain.

For more detailed ratings of Copper Mountain and to see how it compares to other ski resorts around the world, see our powderhounds resort ratings.