It’s always the ski hill that serves as the primary Copper Mountain attraction. The resort fosters loyalty among it dedicated fans because of its laid-back nature, less-costly passes, fees and lessons as well as its terrain, naturally divided from easy to advanced trails. Snow sports enthusiasts note that it’s less crowded than some other Summit County resorts, and they appreciate its long runs and easy trail connections. Convenient lodging is another Copper Mountain attraction. No matter where you get your sleepy winks, you’re never far from the three mountains you’ll call home during your stay. For those who want to rub shoulders with the some of the world’s best skiers, Copper Mountain is home to their early season training and racing schedules. Downhill racers like Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin train and compete here regularly.
Woodward Copper, an indoor-outdoor action sports training facility, is another huge Copper Mountain attraction. This is the place where young daredevil athletes can improve their trick-filled skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding and mountain and BMX biking skills. With ramps, jumps, trampolines, spring floors and foam pits, kids increase their air awareness and balance. Did we mention the foam pits? Launched high into the air from ramps, land safely in a monster pits filled with blue boxes of foam.
Beyond Copper Mountain Attractions
Beyond Copper Mountain attractions, Summit County is home to three other fantastic ski resorts. Each has its own advantages. Arapahoe Basin cultivates loyalty and a laid-back, snow sports dedicated ethos (rather than a focus on amenities). And it’s very, very steep. Breckenridge is enormous, family-friendly and ensconced within an historic town built on 1880s gold mining. Unlike other resorts, it has welcomed snowboarders for more than 30 years and provides unparalleled terrain parks for tricksters. Keystone is the largest Summit County ski resort and the only one to offer night skiing. Its expansive Kidtopia program entertains the younger set. If you want to leave your vehicle at home or at your Copper Mountain hotel, the free (!) Summit Stage bus runs to the other ski areas on a regular schedule.