Copper Mountain, Co. – More Than a World-Class Ski Resort
While Copper is best known as a world-class ski area and snowboard park, guests also enjoy the resort’s intimate, pedestrian-only villages, which offer restaurants, family-friendly activities, shopping, and comfortable lodging, all within walking distance to the lifts. Copper Mountain is conveniently located just 75 miles west of Denver in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and offers nearby access to snowmobile tours, dog-sledding, and shopping just six miles away in Frisco. Copper’s naturally-divided terrain provides the perfect place to learn or hone your skiing or riding skills. With over 140 trails, 23 lifts, 2,465 acres of skiable terrain, and a mountain peak height of 12,313, Copper Mountain is a local’s favorite on a powder day or any day.
Summer Time at the Ski Area
Nestled in the White River National Forest, Copper Mountain ski resort transforms into a summer vacation playground for the whole family. Popular attractions include:
The Rocky Mountain Coaster – Cruise through the forest on a tracked coaster. 5,800 feet long in fact and maxes out at 25 miles per hour. The longest North American alpine coaster. Something you don’t want to miss.
Copper Creek Golf – Experience golfing with the stunning Ten Mile Range backdrop. Outstanding service and prices that will keep you coming back. Season passes are available.
Mountain Biking at the Resort – A mountain biking paradise. From long rides into the Rockies to some of the best lift-service single track in Colorado. A Bike Haul is offered for those seeking more of a downhill adventure. Check out the cross country trails near Copper Mountain Resort. These trails provide access to spectacular trails throughout Summit County.
Popular Cross-Country Mountain Bike Trails:
- Wheeler Trail – 10.3-mile point to point
A classic alpine single track with several miles over 12,000 feet. It’s popular to start from the McCullough Road trailhead and end at Copper Mountain. Enjoy amazing views of Quandary Peak and Gorge Range along the way.
- Colorado Trail – Copper Mountain to Searle Pass – 19.3 miles round trip
Start right at the base of Copper Mountain and top out at 12,044 feet. Best during late summer when all the high-elevation snow has melted. Climb through alpine meadows with expansive views.
- Friso 20 Loop – 19.9-mile loop
A classic ride that connects Copper with Frisco on a mix of roads and trails. The loop combines sections of the Wheeler Trail, the Colorado Trail, and the Peaks Trail. Giving you a little bit of everything, including 3,000 feet of climbing.
There’s more at Copper Mountain Resort
They have scheduled year-round events such as music, art, or yoga retreats. Fun parks for kids and young adults. An assortment of spas, shopping, and dining. You can surely find a mountain vacation experience to satisfy the whole group.
AttractionsWoodward Copper Barn > A snowboard, ski, skateboard and BMX training facility focusing on sport progression. Available to anyone, 6 years and up. Tubing Hill > Copper Mountain’s Tubing Hill has been thrilling Summit County residents and visitors as the county’s original tubing venue and the only hill in Summit County that large groups can tube at one time. After a day on the slopes, kick off those ski boots and gather the whole family for a great time! Head to the East Village, hand-pick the perfect tube and head to The Stinger Lift. It’s all downhill from there! Pre-book online and save. Critterland Snow Play Area > An interactive play place for kids and parents to enjoy the snow together featuring the Ducktopus Tubing Carousel, the Bearilla Snow Den, the Critter Crooked House and Squeal Hill. West Lake Ice Skating Rink > Copper Mountain features ice skating during the winter on West Lake in the heart of the Village at Copper. Alpine Rush Zip Line > The Alpine Rush zip line features a unique dueling-design which allows two riders to fly side-by-side as they soar over Copper’s West Lake. The ride travels 300 ft across the lake, and reach speeds of 30mph.
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