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Basic Information

Copper Mountain (Colorado)--is a mountain and skiing resort located in the heart of Rocky Mountains of North America just 75 miles (120km) west of Denver interstate and 8 miles (13km) away from Frisco city. The resort has a 2465 acres (10.1 km²) of in-bound terrain under lease from US forest service and under the direct control of White River National Forest (Summit County, Colorado, US). For skiing, snowboarding, and other similar things, the ski area extends from 9712 feet (2960m) to 12,313 feet (3753m), which means it has a vertical drop of 2601 feet (793m). It has 140 total runs or trails for all ability levels, which satisfies skiers at all levels; ranging from expert, intermediate and beginner.

Overview of Copper Mountain Skiing Resort

Established back in November 1972 by Intrawest—owned and operated under the same name and management. It was back in December 2009 when the operations were sold to Powdr Corporation. Unlike its competitors; Vail Resorts, Aspen Skiing Company, Boyne Resorts, Peak Resorts, Powdr focused on being fun-filled adventure lifestyle company rather than real estate development one. The Copper Mountain has grown to become North America’s largest, well-known and most visited mountain and skiing resort. It is stretched up to 2465 acres of in-bound terrain or skiable area and positioned in the highest part of Colorado Mountains.

Skiing In Copper Mountain

Moreover, the resort has long the skiing runs, with the longest run stretches up to 1.7 miles (2.73km) of ascending slopes. The runs predominantly of advanced or expert level also goes through snow-cloaked meadows, dense snows, woodlands and extensive areas and zones, which enhances the skiing experience like no other place. In the scale of percentage out of 140 runs, 21% are amateur level runs, 25% intermediate, 36% advanced and 18% expert.

Sophisticated Lift System installed in Copper Mountain

With this being said, the resort caters to the skiing needs of both shaky first-timers to highly skilled skiers and offers skiing enthusiasts a whole new level of skiing experience on different types of terrains and pistes. Plus, the resort has the most efficient and sophisticated lift system with a total of 23 lifts (1 high-speed six-person chair, 5 high-speed quad chairs, 5 triple chairlifts, 5 double chairs, 2 surface lifts, 4 conveyor lifts, 1 tubing), which all can carry people to the top at a massive speed.

Efficient Track Maintenance for Ideal Skiing Runs

For track maintenance, the resort is gradually replacing old snowmaking guns and grooming machines with the latest models in order to efficiently restore pistes, runs, and terrains into their original order. The resort has also hired experienced teams to look after each and every matter of the resort and skiing instructors to train and guide visitors for turning their visit into a memorable experience.

Strategic Geographic Significance of the Region

Colorado—North America Is famous for its diverse geography; ranging from arid plains and meadows, desserts with huge sand dunes, granite rock formation, lush forests, alpine mountains, rivers, lakes and much more. Plus, it has some of the finest family attractions, parks, outdoor adventures and other fun-filled activities, which means that this place has something for everyone throughout the year. It is certainly a winter paradise and a summer getaway, where you can enjoy skiing in winters and a playground for hikers and mountain bikers along with other adventurous activities in summer.

What Copper mountain is best known for!

Undoubtedly, Copper Mountain and skiing resort is an ideal holiday destination for people anticipating to have a lot of fun on the tracks, in the resort, in the adjoining scenic areas and elsewhere. It is best known for its naturally divided terrains, peaceful snow-cloaked meadows, and woodlands, allowing skiers to have fun in the mountains at their own pace. Moreover, the resort provides a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere, which attracts visitors, extreme sports enthusiasts, and adventurists from every corner of the world. So, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that it offers some of the finest overall experience in entire North America and that’s exactly why people prioritize planning a trip at Copper Mountain and skiing resort more than any place else around.

Copper Mountain--An Ultimate Mountain and Skiing Experience

Copper Mountain skiing resort is home to some of the finest skiing runs in entire North America as it offers diversity in pistes, trails, slopes, and trails. An elevated drop of nearly 2601 feet (793m) adds an immense pleasure to the entire skiing experience, especially to intermediate, advanced and expert level skiers ready to try difficult routes to reach the bottom. Plus, it provides an irresistible skiing experience to all sort of hikers and skiers as the resort’s tracks are beautifully crafted and designed to perfection. This makes it clear that Copper Mountain skiing resort is a perfect hotspot in entire North America, which is a perfect source of inspiration to amateur skiers, snowboarders, and hikers to learn the art of the game before taking on tough or advanced level skiing runs or routes.

Beginners Level Pistes

With a staggering 21% of easy level pistes or runs, beginners can expect to have a lot of fun on tracks the entire day and learn the art of the game before stepping onto advanced or pro-level runs or routes. The skiing courses for amateurs are delicately designed to make them enjoy more and give them a wonderful skiing experience throughout their stay on pistes. Beginner level runs usually marked with green color provide a wide and moderate inclination to prevent amateurs from falling on the track.

Intermediate Level Pistes

Copper Mountain, marked with blue has nearly 25% of intermediate level pistes and runs. These runs are specially designed for those skiers who challenge themselves to conquer steep slopes and runs. Due to an ideal snowfall throughout the winter season, the courses relatively remain dense, which means skiers have to maintain speed and balance while going through difficult pathways.

Advanced Level Pistes

It is a perfect skiing destination for experienced and skilled level skiers, and snowboarders with 54% skiing run, dedicated to them. Having a reputation of providing best advanced and pro level skiing runs, Copper Mountain skiing resort is also home to state-level and international skiing, hiking and mountain biking competitions, which are live-streamed across different media channels. Besides black marked pistes, it also has unmarked pistes off the skiing course, which only daredevils tend to try.

Copper Mountain—a Visit worthy Skiing Resort For All Ages and Abilities!

The resort’s amazing snow-records and ever-improving infrastructure entice people, extreme sports enthusiasts and athletes from all across the globe, especially from Europe who are always looking for options to spend their holidays or adventure trips. Besides offering some of the finest mountain and skiing experience, it is home to some of the finest restaurants, cuisines, bars, clubs, cultural heritage and old-fashioned construction. In short, it is a place where you can have quality time with your friends, family, colleagues and adventure gang and make wonderful memories. No doubt, it is a must-go place as this place also has impressive views from the top, and offer certain unique sights, which only skiers can sum up well.

Copper Mountain Resort and Skiing Guide

Before planning your visit, you must exactly know the dynamics of the resort and skiing. Here’re certain things you must know before you can make the most out of your visit. Services At The Resort: Parking area, information desk or office, ticket window, restaurants in and around, ski-instructor(s), ski-lockers, bars, café, pubs, sports, S.O.S, photography and more, Services In The Surrounding Areas: supermarkets, shopping centers, churches, hospitals museums, foreign restaurants, rooms and accommodation, rental car services, cinemas, travel guides and agencies, hotels and more,

Statistics

Elevation

  • Summit--12,313 feet (3,753 m
  • Base--9,712 feet (2,960 m)
  • Vertical--2,601 feet (793 m)

Trails

  • Trails percentage ratio of beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert level is (21%, 25%, 36%, 18) respectively.
  • Acres: 2,495 acres (10.1 km2)
  • Average annual snowfall: 310 in (790 cm)
  • Snowmaking 05/06: 380 acres (1.5 km2)
  • Bowls: 3 (Resolution, Spaulding, Copper)
  • Peaks: 3 (Copper, Tucker, Union)
  • Snowcat: 1 (Tucker Mountain Snow Cat)

Slope Aspects

  • North: 55%
  • South: 5%
  • East: 25%
  • West: 15%

Lifts

  • Total: 23 lifts
  • 1 high-speed six-person chair
  • 5 high-speed quad chairs
  • 5 triple chairlifts
  • 5 double chairs
  • 2 surface lifts
  • 4 conveyor lifts
  • 1 tubing

Pricing

Pricing structure varies significantly from resorts to resorts. Copper Mountain skiing resort has its own competitive pricing structure. Form children to adults, Lift tickets range from the US $85 to $150. Moreover, you can check company’s official website for further pricing details. Nearest Airport: 75miles (120km) west of the Copper Mountain skiing resort in Denver.
RESORT FEATURES
Afterski & Nightlife
From traditional après-ski bars to live music venues to crazy dance lounges, something is going on every night in and around Copper Mountain skiing resort. While you may not experience a heavy late-night party scene in Copper, you will still find plenty of music, dance, beer and appetizer deals in the resort. Some bar even offers great live music with an exquisite ambiance, and exotic drinks, wine, whiskey, which will help you relax after a busy day on slopes. Having a nightlife that is fairly tame doesn’t mean you won’t find next-level party scene in entire Colorado. You can find extreme-level music and entertainment in the East and Central villages in Colorado. Although it is true that the visitors coming from Europe may not find the level of party or excitement, which they find in Alp-parties in Europe but that doesn’t mean that American après-ski offers anything less than those crazy post-skiing parties and people here do not know how to end their day on a high note after a hard day on the bumps. From enjoying a quiet evening at a cozy bar with friends to exploring new people in the restaurants and Wine, Beer bars—tourists can enjoy the extensive nightlife in and around Copper Mountain Skiing resort.

JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern

This place is probably one of those places in Copper, where you can enjoy beer, live music, food altogether after a long and busy day at the slopes. Moe Dixon, a very famous local musician, keep the adrenaline going and heart pumping and make people dancing on the tables, especially when he covers John Denver and Jimmy Buffet on tourists’ recommendations. So, you can expect to have a lot of fun after a spectacular day at the slopes and enjoy your favorite wine and exotic drinks with your friends, family and adventure gang. The reason why it is the most visited place in Copper is that it offers a unique and pleasant atmosphere that invites young and vibrant crowd; skiers, tourists and sports enthusiasts looking to relax after a busy day on pistes.

High Rockies Whiskey and Wine Bar

This place is another exciting late-night hotspot in Copper. It is home to some of the most exotic Whiskies, craft beers, Wine, and cocktails. It is one of those bars that keeps its doors open till 2 am and provide a cozy atmosphere with custom cocktails and drinks. High Rockeries Whiskey and Wine bar occupancy rate is near to 100%, which means there’s a frequent influx of visitors that may keep visitors waiting for long.

Incline Bar and Grill

This bar has installed 9HD TV’s, which live stream NFL matches during the season every day from 3-6. Incline bar is a favorite hotspot right at the bottom of American eagle lift that attracts a relatively younger crowd. This place offers custom-made drinks, whiskeys, wine, which you will find nowhere else in the entire Copper. This is surely a worthy visit place!

Ten Mile Tavern

Nothing can beat this restaurant as this theme-based bar offers 17 beers on the tap and has authentic flavors and tastes that cheer tourists to have more and more. The music in the background feels good to ears and helps you enjoy a lot and make memorable moments more beautiful with this serene ambiance. This place is relatively quieter than most bars around, which means it is ideal for elderly and middle-aged people. So, if you are planning a trip to Colorado, then you should visit this place and have fun with your friends and family.

Jack’s Bar

Here you will find a great classic and vintage-type music scene in the resident band and Lefty Lucy. Both of these bands will have you dancing regardless of how much you skied during the day or how tired you may be. Besides live music act, it also offers some of the finest meals and deals on the menu along with exotic drinks; wine, beer, and whiskey; which would provide well for your late evening excursions.
Activities
The North American Colorado Mountains are best known for their famous Rocky Mountains, dense snows, snow-cloaked meadows, woodlands and has a diverse geography; ranging from alpine forests to arid plains and desserts. They are also home to some of the finest ski resorts in the entire world, like Copper Mountain, which offers an endless list of activities and outdoor adventures. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that it has something for everyone, which keeps visitors occupied during the day and throughout their stay in Colorado Mountains. Undoubtedly, this place has its own strategic geographic importance and has a rich cultural heritage and history. From sightseeing to outdoor sports activities to traditional food and drinks; it has it all. This spectacular resort keeps the adrenaline going and the heart racing, as it offers tons of different non-skiing activities to keep everyone busy.

Outdoor Activities

There is certainly no perfect time for enjoying outdoor activities in Colorado. Throughout the year, it offers endless outdoor activities to visitors and unparalleled scenic beauty--all with a little touch of excitement. From visiting Colorado state parks, wildlife views, national parks, to adventure in lakes, rivers, and air, it offers a unique set of activities to evoke the interest of people looking to have fun in their way and pace. Here is the list of non-skiing activities, which will surely help you enjoy the most out of your stay in Copper Mountain skiing resort.

Ballooning

To see Colorado Mountains from an entirely different perspective, you must ride in a hot air balloon for some spectacular scenic views. Nearly every major city, towns, valleys, a vast expanse of prairie grasslands can be seen from the top, which would amply your experience and help you remember the splendid beauty of Colorado Mountains from a bird’s-eye view.

Boating

Boating here in Colorado Rivers, lakes are slightly different from other parts of the world. No matter what sort of boating adventure or experience you may be looking for, the waters of Colorado will make you remember its sound, which may extend your stay in Colorado Mountains. So, you may consider a peaceful excursion on serene alpine lakes for having a wonderful boating experience.

Camping In Colorado

There are thousands of campsites in Colorado that await visitors from every corner of the world. Those chilly star-filled nights, that warm glow of the campfire, those heart-to-heart talks with your loved ones, and that soft scent of lush green forests around help you make the most out of your camping adventure. In short, you temporarily get a little closer to nature and get back to basics for a little while and enjoying every second of your camping night.

Buggies and Jeep Tours

Colorado buggies and jeep tours will lead you into ghost towns, which would help you explore Colorado Mountains and surrounding areas like mining camps, waterfalls across mountain streams

Sightseeing

Surprisingly, Colorado has unique and most exciting natural landscapes in the entire world, which makes it a playground for topographic discovery year-round. In spring and summer seasons, Colorado’s scene gets on and visitors and extreme sports lovers from every corner of the world commence to flock here to witnessed breathtaking views, see green national forests at its best, observe shores of crystalline lakes, and experience the adventures of hiking and motorbiking.

Scenic Drives

If you expect to see the beauty of Colorado, you got an option to hire a car and travel guide who would explain you the strategic importance of the area. You can accumulate information and see a splendid view of Colorado on-the-go and this is probably the easiest and cheapest way to look Colorado’s scenic byways, pass through dazzling Juan Mountains before going downhill to the cliff of Mesa Verde National Park.

Natural Landmarks

You have to see it believe it! Yes, you need to pay a visit to Colorado Mountains and witness the splendid natural landscapes of the region because words cannot describe the picturesque beauty of the land and amazing atmosphere it offers. For exploring the natural beauty of Colorado Mountains, there are eight national monuments, four national parks, 41 state parks and many other scenic attractions waiting to be discovered. Just make sure that you have a digital camera with you to capture momentous pictures of your trip.
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Denver International Airport 82.53 Km
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