Winter and Summer Sports Abound!
Copper Mountain Ski Resort is located about 75 miles West of Denver on I-70 in Summit County. The resort is easy to get to and provides an abundance of activities, lodging and restaurants once you get there.
There’s skiing and snowboarding in the winter and golf, mountain biking, hiking and just plain relaxing in the summer.
This resort is the largest ski resort in Summit County, measured by area, and is particularly well-known for it’s naturally separated terrain.
The ski area features beginner slopes on the western side of the mountain, intermediate slopes in the center, and expert terrain on the eastern side.
Advanced “double black diamond” slopes are located on the two peaks above 12,000 feet, Copper and Union. Peaks. These four expert-only bowls are Copper Bowl, Union Bowl, Spaulding Bowl, and Resolution Bowl.
Like Vail or Winter Park, Copper tends to have slightly shorter lines and wait times, even at the height of tourist ski season.
The exception to this would be the two quad lifts servicing Center Village, American Eagle and American Flyer, which often experience long lift lines both due to their central locations and the terrain accessible by them, which is a combination of green and blue ski trails, Copper’s Superpipe, and its premier terrain park, Catalyst.
The expert bowls at Copper are comparable in difficulty to the famous bowls at Vail Resort, as well as the lesser-known Independence Bowl at Keystone Resort, the Imperial Bowl at Breckenridge Ski Resort and Vasquez Cirque at Winter Park Resort.
Lodging, restaurants and all the activities at Copper Mountain are divided into three villages: East Village, Center Village and Union Creek.