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by: Timothy Cerniglia - 21st January 2020

  • 5
  • 5Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 5Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 2Nightlife
  • 5Terrain Park
  • 5Value
Lots to offer all abilities
None for skiing, tough to find a seat for lunch

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We’ve been Copper Pass holders for the last 5-6 years, but have ridden Copper since the early 1990’s. We’re basically Epic Pass refugees, not wanting to pay Epic Prices to stand in Epic lines. We started our kids off at Monarch/Cooper. But as they grew and gained more independence, we migrated to Copper which has always been my favorite Summit County ski area. All the marketing stuff about naturally segmented terrain is true. And, it’s easy to navigate across the mountain without taking busses. So I can start off the day with my family at Timberline lift, traverse over to Super Bee for the expert runs, and drop back into Copper Bowl, and ride back down to Timberline to rejoin them at the end of the day. If you have a family of intermediate skiers, you could spend your day riding Timberline and Flyer and never get bored. Lots of variety. We stay out of West Village since it’s very much a beginner lift with frequent stops and more people to work around. BUT, if you’ve got newbie skiers, the runs off Lumberjack are W I D E, empty, and great for learning. Excelerator and Super Bee if you’re a more aggressive rider. I avoid the runs under Eagle which tend to be too crowded to enjoy. Lots of options on the east side though to make your quads burn. Alpine lift and Resolution bowl are usually pretty shockingly empty. Hit the bowl for steeps and deeper snow on pow days. You’ll find the lines back in Copper Bowl (there are three lifts back there) are nonexistent. The new 3 Bears lift up Tucker Mountain has wicked steep runs, but super soft, deep, surfy, north-facing snow. When it’s open (avalanche mitigation is a regular thing on Tucker), just go. Standard Resort Fare in the restaurants. The one con, as a frequent visitor, is finding a seat at lunch. We bring our lunch, and it’s a hassle finding a place to eat. I know they want to pump people through the food service, but I think if they want to be family-friendly they should have a BYO lunch spot in CV. Gustino’s Pizza is a short walk from CV, and the pizza is really good and good value for the price. Parking is fine. If you don’t want to sit in your car while traffic clears out, get some eats in the village, or a coffee at Camp Hale, and catch a bus at 4:30 or so. Copper is like Breckenridge, but with better expert terrain that doesn’t merge with beginner terrain. Oh, and lighter crowds, and you won’t make one wrong turn and end up on the other side of the resort from your family. It’s like Vail with the back bowls (scaled down in size) and I’ve had days back there where I hardly saw a soul. Steeps like A-Basin. Beginner runs like Cooper and Monarch, but longer. If skiing for you is more about apres, shopping, and “image”, Copper isn’t your mountain. We run into Vail-fans and they turn their nose like we’re slumming it at Copper. They can keep it. People who like Copper like it because it’s not Vail/Breck, but you can get to either in about 15 min if you’re bored.

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  • Judy Seger (28th February 2020)

    I have a pass the includes other mountains but I keep coming back to Copper. There is a great beginner area that...

  • Rose Minter (27th February 2020)

    My husband and I stayed in a one bedroom condo in Copper One. It was fabulous. All new and clean with the...

  • Timothy Cerniglia (21st January 2020)

    We’ve been Copper Pass holders for the last 5-6 years, but have ridden Copper since the early 1990’s. We’re basically Epic Pass...

  • Brian (31st December 2019)

    I like the resort but hate the shields on American Flyer. For taller people the shield is right at your face and...

  • Jo (28th December 2019)

    Had a great day skiing but super disappointed that at the end of one of the more expensive days to ski, it...

  • James Tolbert (24th December 2019)

    Went back to Copper yesterday after many years away at other resorts like Winter Park. I have always liked the way the...

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