Copper Mountain is a purpose built, convenient compact resort offering an easy walk, or short free shuttlebus to the lifts from most accommodation centres. Described by some as soulless it is however a well organised user friendly resort which is now enjoying huge, constant investment from its owners. Great play is made on the fact that the runs are so logically laid out. To the west, (right as you look up the ski area) the tree lined trails are easiest and as you move east (left) they become more difficult. While much of the terrain is best suited to beginners and early intermediates the bowls at the top of Copper and Union peaks have a good few chutes, powder havens, and cornices to keep the more advanced skiers and boarders amused.
|Opens||Nov – April|
On the ski area the most recent development has been in the 700 acre Copper Bowl and Western Union on either side of Copper peak which have been opened up to offer some of the best off piste skiing and boarding in Colorado. In the Spaulding bowl otherwise there is skiing and boarding for all abilities, and each level is well separated. Queuing can be a problem peak season at weekends. Snow reliability is excellent thanks to high elevation and extensive snowmaking. The Copper Mountain racquet and athletic club offers indoor swimming pool,
sauna, steam room, exercise classes and two indoor tennis courts. Restaurants are not plentiful, but certainly suffice and are of generally high standard. Child day care is available from the Belly Button Babies which accepts children from two months to two years and offers in-room care as well as
kindergarten facilties, while the Belly Button Bakery looks after non skiers from two and skiers from three.
|Accommodation & Apres Ski|
Copper Mountain village was built around 20 years ago and most of the accommodation is condominium based, although there is also the Foxpine Inn hotel and the only Club Med ski village in North America. There are basically three sections to the village. The Village Center contains much of the nightlife, retail outlets and eateries and the high speed American Eagle and American Flyer high speed quads. The East Village is clustered around the base station for the B lift and offers some of the more modestly priced accommodation; some bars and
restuarants. The Club Med ski village takes pride of place in the West Village.