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Copper Mountain Activities

Copper Mountain and the surrounding areas have a range of things to do including ski activities, family activities, adventure activities and some relaxing opportunities for those who just need a rest.

Skiing Activities near Copper Mountain

A 5 minute journey up the I70 to Vail Pass will give you a good glimpse of non resort based winter recreation in the USA. For a small fee, the Forest Service runs Vail Pass as a recreation area within the White River National Forest. North of the I70, non motorised ungroomed backcountry skiing is allowed. The I70 seems like a distant memory when you’re looking back at the skinning trail anticipating the fresh powder field ahead of you. Avalanche gear and the knowledge regarding how to use it are definitely required.

Cat skiing is also available atop Vail Pass. Vail Powder Guides offer a friendly laidback day out, with fresh lines galore and plenty of fun. Keystone cat skiing is not far away either.

South of the I70, a network of groomed snowmobile/cross-country trails extends for miles. Snowmobiles can be hired at Vail Pass. If you’ve ever wanted to get a taste of backcountry skiing accessed by snowmobile, this is the place to try it.

A small network of cross country trails (2.5km) is also available at Copper Mountain next to the East Village.

Family Activities Copper Mountain

Snow Tubing Hill at East Village (great fun for ALL ages) is a must do activity for families or anyone else who wants some crazy fun. The tubing is magic carpet serviced and it has five lanes of action with awesome banked turns plus the mandatory jump! Ask the attendant for one of the newer tubes as they go hellishly fast!

Critterland for the little kids is right next door to the tubing hill. Critterland has play equipment as well as tubing on a very gentle slope.

Woodward at Copper Designed mainly for park and pipe progression, Woodward at Copper is a superb venue for the young and the young at heart. With snowflex ramps, foam pits, trampolines, spring floors and indoor skateboarding features, Wood Ward is a must see (and do) for all visitors to Copper.

Other Activities

Aside from snowmobiling, sleigh rides and dog sledding, other activities at Copper Mountain include ice skating on West Lake (FREE if you have your own skates) and FREE snowshoe tours.

For a different sort of fun, visit the local towns of Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne.

Relaxation

Spa treatments and other pampering activities are available at the Copper Athletic Club.
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