Copper Mountain Ski Resort  

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Snow Report

7in. in last 24 hours

Address

209 Ten Mile Circle
Copper Mountain, CO 80443
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Overview by Nathan Borchelt

If the Gods of Winter were looking for the perfect model for future ski resorts, Copper would be their template. The stats listed below paint part of the picture, but the geographical composition of the mountain itself, which naturally segregates skiers of different levels, really elevates Copper to near-iconic status. The resort intuitively funnels novice skiers and boarders to the west, intermediates to the center, and experts to the east and the above-treeline bowls off Copper Peak, Tucker Mountain, and Union Peak. This means beginners don’t have to contend with a stream of intimidating double-black daredevils on their training ground, while experts will ski alongside like-skilled counterparts.

Whatever your pleasure, Copper provides, from gentle groomer-cruisers like Jacque’s Pique to glade skiing, bump runs, and wide-open bowls. Experts thirsting for a taste of the backcountry without fully committing, meanwhile, can hop the free snowcat shuttle service, which runs skiers and boarders to the ridge of Tucker Mountain, where a 20-minute walk reaches some truly spectacular bowls that drop into winter-white glade skiing. This service alone makes Copper a resort worth visiting—but get there early; the cat stops running at 2 p.m. each day. Groms and freestylers can take their pick of four terrain parks (including one dedicated to kids). Top-notch daycare facilities, kids’ ski schools, and a modest 75-mile drive from Denver (and easy access from I-70) also make it one of Colorado’s most convenient destination resorts. And once you arrive, Copper rolls out all the stops to make you comfortable, from free shuttle services to gratis

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Price
$$$?
Average Snowfall
285 Inches
Skiable Acreage
2465
Vertical Drop
2601 feet
Terrain:
21% beginner, 25% intermediate, 36% advanced, 18% expert
Number of Runs
140
Number of Lifts
23
Season
Mid-November to April
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Copper Mountain

Current Conditions:
Light Snow, 8 F
Forecast:
Mon - Snow. High: 16 Low: 2
Tue - Snow. High: 25 Low: 20
Wed - Mostly Sunny. High: 34 Low: 15
Thu - Mostly Sunny. High: 42 Low: 20
Fri - Sunny. High: 41 Low: 18


New Snow(Cumulative)

  • Past 24 Hours:
    7in.
  • Past 48 Hours:
    7in.
  • Past 72 Hours:
    7in.

Base Depth

  • At Base:
    24in.
  • At Summit:
    24in.
  • Surface Conditions:
    Machine Groomed

Status

  • Ski Lifts Open:
    7 of 23
  • Trails:
    26 of 140
  • XC Trails Open:
    0km
Last Updated: November 23 2014 02:55 PM


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