Copper Mountain Ski Resort

Copper Mountain
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Copper Mountain Ski Resort

"If there were a mountain that had terrain for skiing it would be Copper Mountain. It is probably the most outstanding potential ski area in the Arapaho National Forest, and possibly Colorado. The north facing peaks of Copper Mountain Ski Resort offer an excellent variety of development for expert, intermediate and beginner skiers. The unique thing is that all three varieties are separated by definite terrain features, and in all three cases the skier can ski back into the base area. The mountain has good snow and sparse tree cover created by old burns, which offers a tremendous opportunity to create natural type runs that blend in with the surrounding countryside."

The above quote is from the US Forest Service' first report in regards to the initial ski area plan submitted back in 1971. Fueled by these natural advantages, Copper Mountain Ski Resort has become a world-renowned premier Colorado destination.

Quick Facts About Copper Mountain Ski Resort

Season: Early November - Mid April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Mon - Fri), MST
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Sat-Sun), MST
Lifts: 22:
* 1 high-speed 6-passenger chair
* 4 high-speed quad lifts
* 5 triple chairs
* 5 double chairs
* 4 conveyor lifts
* 2 surface lifts
* 1 tubing zone lift
Operating Since: 1971
Base Elevation: 9,712 feet
Summit Elevation: 12,313 feet
Vertical Rise: 2,601 feet
Total Ski/Board Terrain: 2,433 acres
Average annual snowfall: 280"
Snowmaking: 380 acres
Number of Trails: 125
Trail Classifications:
21% Beginner
25% Intermediate
36% Advanced
18% Expert
Copper Mountain Ski Resort
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