Facilities & Services

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Copper Mountain has well established resort facilities spread across the three base villages, although Center Village has the most amenities. The services are more than adequate to cater to most ski holiday needs, and families are particularly well catered for. In addition to snowboard and ski rentals, child care, ski and ride school, and on-mountain eateries, Copper Mountain has lockers and gear check, guest services, a physical therapy and medical clinic (in case the altitude sickness gets to you), and numerous ATMs.

Copper Mountain Ski Rentals The Copper Mountain ski rental shops are conveniently located at each of the three base areas, although the Center Village area offers the most choice regarding ski and snowboard rentals. Copper Sports, the resort owned shops, are located slopeside at each of the three villages. The shops are huge and provide a great range of basic, performance and demo rental equipment. Copper Sports has rates that are typically higher than the other Copper Mountain ski rental stores, but at least they’re cheaper than equipment rentals at the Vail Resorts!

In the East Village (near the Super-B lift) another option is Christy Sports, whilst the Center Village has various options including a specific demo shop, Peak Sports and Gravitee Rentals (snowboards).

Click here to check out rates and to book Copper Mountain Kids’ Facilities  Copper goes the extra yard when it comes to catering for families and making sure that parents have a great time! The ‘Schoolhouse’ at the Union Creek base is the centre of children’s skiing at Copper. It is an impressive facility and a tour will convince all parents that their little bundles of joy are well cared for and entertained while part of Ski & Ride School program. Free parent orientations of the facilities are available.

Child care is provided at Belly Button Babies & Bakery for children ages 8 weeks to 6 years, located in the heart of the Village at Copper (Center Village) right near the American Eagle Chairlift. Child care can either be for the full day or the morning, and for kids 2+ years old you can add in a one hour 1:1 snow lesson. Discounts are provided for pre-booking and for multiple days of child care.

After-hours childcare (5.30-10pm) for kids aged from 8 weeks to 12 years old is provided through the ‘Kids Night Out’ program. A range of activities plus pizza and drinks are provided free on the proviso that you spend some money at a commercial outlet in the resort – awesome!

The resort runs other children’s programs include imaginative stuff like ‘Kids in the Kitchen’.

Copper Mountain Ski School and Board School With JP Chevalier at the helm, Copper’s Ski & Ride School is undoubtedly one of the best you’ll ever come across. The range of programs available is massive and includes some free stuff such as Free Tips. Free Tips is a program run with a Copper instructor down the Kokomo lift (suited to beginners and low intermediates).

As well as the children’s programs and standard group and private lessons, Copper Ski & Ride School also runs programs such as Express Groups and Buster Series. The Express Groups program is a great way to meet new friends and rapidly improve your skiing. With no more than two other skiers and an instructor (everyone fits on a quad chair!), you’ll be ripping up the Copper steeps in no time.

The Buster series focuses on specifics with names that are self explanatory – Tree Busters, Bump Busters, Powder Busters and Carving Busters.

Ski and ride school meetings points are only at Center Village and Union Creek, and not at East Village.

Eating On Mountain The on mountain eateries are excellent for both quality and price. The T-Rex Grill, Flyers and Solitude Station are Copper’s three on mountain eateries.

Solitude Station is the main on mountain eatery and is located near the top of the American Eagle chair. It has a cafe providing quite good coffee (by American standards!) and lighter meals and snacks, as well as a large informal dining section with a wide range of foods. A number of Cajun style meals are available and these are delicious. Try the crawfish etoufee, jambalaya and gumbo. Be aware though that the Cajun meals will inflict severe lunchtime legs when you hit the slopes again!

There is a huge variety of eateries in the base area with Jacks (Center Village), Grand Hall (East Village) and Union Creek Food Hall (in Union Creek – duh!) the most obvious sit down locations within limping distance of the lifts.
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