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Ski Copper Mountain just once and you’ll understand why so many people call it home.
Why you ask? It’s the unpretentious feel with some of the best terrain Colorado has to offer. The mountain features naturally-divided terrain where beginners can practice their skills on the west side while advanced skiers and riders can enjoy long, steep runs to the east. Intermediates will find exactly what they need right down the center. Advanced skiers can’t miss the back bowls and famed Tucker Mountain. The terrain you’ll find on Tucker is as close to the backcountry as you’ll find in-bounds. A free snowcat provides access to this area Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., weather- and condition-dependent.
This season, the mountain is just getting better. POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co.—the resort’s parent company—has put $20 million into capital improvements, pushing the guest experience to a whole new level. Check out these six reasons to make a visit this season.
#1 No Skills Required
The entire family can take to the track of the Rocky Mountain Coaster. As it winds 5,800 feet down through the forest, there will be plenty of opportunities to take in the scenery and let the cool winter breeze complete the exhilarating ride.
#2 The Ultimate Beginners’ Paradise
Never-evers, beginners and families can rise to new heights on the comfortable Kokomo Express lift. This high-speed, detachable quad climbs 2,900 feet in four minutes to Copper’s well-known beginner terrain. Need a break? Head into Koko’s Hut located at the top of the lift. This warming hut comes complete with indoor and outdoor seating plus food and drink to refuel. Views of the Ten Mile Range will keep your inspiration at an all-time high.
#3 Drinks and Dining
No visit to Copper is complete without a visit to one of its new restaurants. Grab a dirty chai and savory breakfast at Toast & Co before you hit the hill. Once the day is done, return for a cocktail in a cozy lounge setting. For a more lively après scene, kick up your boots at Downhill Duke’s. Bring your pup to enjoy small plates and live music well into the evening. For lunch, dinner and après, meet your friends and family at Ten Mile Tavern, formerly known as Endo’s. You can choose from 17+ beers on tap to pair with delicious comfort food that will leave you satisfied.
#4 Hit The Hill Quickly
This season, you’ll find RFID included in all season passes and lift tickets. This radio frequency technology has been installed at every base area lift. Not only will it get you up the hill faster but you also won’t have to subject your hands to the cold by pulling your pass out of your pocket.
#5 Treat Yourself
You can find all the retail therapy you need at Camp Hale Outfitters. With a full selection of outdoor gear, high-end demo rentals and a coffee and wine bar, you’ll want to settle into this comfy environment. For a new and improved rental fitting and purchasing experience, visit the new Copper Sports location.
#6 Treat Yourself
Complement your stay with Copper’s full event schedule. Events not to miss are the U.S. Grand Prix (December 4–10), the Valentine’s Moonlight Dine & Ski (February 10), and Sunsation (April 14–15, 2018).