Copper Mountain, Colorado

Copper Mountain, Colorado

Travel Guide to Copper Mountain, CO

copper colorado ski areaCopper Mountain is a year round resort based on skiing in the winter and golf, mountain biking and road biking in the summers, and is located conveniently next to Interstate 70 at the foot of Vail Pass. Its three villages allow for access to the mountain and the ski terrain is naturally divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced slopes. The villages all have lodging, retail and dining, but the Village at Copper is the center of the resort with an events plaza, a lake, and a conference center. West Ten Mile Creek and the Summit County bike path also run through the resort.


About Copper Mountain

history of copper coloradoHistory:
During the Summit County mining boom copper was discovered in the area now known as Copper Mountain. By 1880 Judge John S. Wheeler had established a settlement at the junction of the Ten Mile and Gore mountain rages known as Wheeler Junction. Some of the buildings from this time are located on the Copper golf course and at the base of the Alpine lift in Copper Mountain’s East Village. In 1971 Chuck Lewis decided to build a ski resort and construction of the resort began that summer.

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The Mountain: Copper Colorado

copper mountain lift ticketsCopper Mountain Ski Area:
Copper Mountain is located at the base of Vail Pass right next to Interstate 70 and is a half hour bus ride from Frisco or can be reached via ski shuttle from Breckenridge, Frisco or Keystone. The ski area has 2,450 acres of terrain, an upper elevation over 12,000’, 22 lifts, 126 marked trails, and one run of 2.8 miles. The east side of the mountain is an expert skiing area, the middle is intermediate and the west is beginner, with terrain being divided naturally by level and location. The Copper Bowl on Tucker Mountain, one of Copper Mountain’ s four bowls, may be accessed by a cat on a first come first served basis. There are three main access points to the mountain for the various skier and rider levels, from the East Village’s Copper Station to the advanced slopes, from the Village at Copper to the intermediate slopes, and from Union Creek to the beginner slopes. Conveniently most lesson programs start in Union Creek apart from some private lessons which go out of Copper Mountain Sports in the Village at Copper. At the upper levels of the mountain, various lifts allow for access to all of the expert bowls and back bowls.

Ski Terrain Access & Lodging:
Copper Station & The East Village – expert terrain
The Village at Copper & Conference Center – intermediate terrain
Union Creek & Ski & Ride School – beginner terrain

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Things to Do

ski-school-copper189Winter Activities:
Ice Skating
Ski & Snowboard Rentals
Ski & Snowboard Lessons
Zip Line

Summer Activities – On Mountain:
Chairlift rides
Diggler rentals (off road mountain scooter)
Mountain biking

Summer Activities – Off the Mountain:
Bungee jump
Climbing wall
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Paddle and bumper boats
Zip Line

Outdoor Concerts: In the Burning Stones Plaza in the Village at Copper.

Copper Mountain Athletic Club & Spa: Exercise equipment, hot tub, indoor lap pool, racquetball, sauna, steam room, walleyball, together with a full service spa.

Copper Mountain Sports: Activity bookings and guest services.

Copper Creek Golf Course: Highest championship golf course in North America.

Conference Center: Meeting rooms in all three villages but primarily in the Village at Copper with the addition of the Copper Pavilion in summer.

Copper Cade: Perfect for children and teens with a wide variety of video games, photo booth, jukebox, carousel horse ride and train ride.

Cross Country Ski Trails: Located in the East Village.

The Cage: Woodward at Copper gear, computer stations.

Woodward at Copper: An indoor/outdoor ski and snowboard camp offering day camps in the winter and residential week long camps in the summer.

Business Center, Grocery Store, Liquor Store, Post Office.

Retail: Clothing, jewelery, photography, ski & snowboard equipment, souvenirs.

Real Estate: Office located in the Village at Copper.

Restaurants: All types of dining from Irish Pub, to Belgian waffles, Chinese, Italian & Pizza, Mexican, Sushi, as well as Grill, Coffee Shop & Fine Dining.

Spa & Massage Therapy: Located in the Copper Mountain Athletic Club.

Copper Mountain CO Events

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