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Copper Mountain

Advanced Terrain: 36%
Average Annual Snowfall: 280 Inches
Base Elevation: 9,712 Feet (3027.4 Meters)
Beginner Terrain: 21%
Double Chairs: 5
Expert Terrain: 18%
Half Pipe: Yes
High-speed 6-passenger Chairs: 1
High-speed Quads: 4
Intermediate Terrain: 25%
Number Of Lifts: 21
Number Of Runs: 118
Skiable Acres: 2,433 Acres
Snowboard Park: Yes
Snowmaking Acres: 400 Acres
Summit Elevation: 12,313 Feet (3838.2 Meters)
Surface Lifts: 5
Triple Chairs: 5
Vertical Rise: 2,601 Feet (810.8 Meters)

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General Description

Copper Mountain's 6-passenger high-speed chair
Copyright: Michelle Brady - Copper Mountain Resort
Copper Mountain's 6-passenger high-speed chair
At 9,712 feet at base elevation, Copper Mountain is one of the highest resorts in Colorado, with frequent powder and great views. Located on the east side of Vail Pass, along I-70, Copper Mountain is easily accessible from Denver. Copper has 2,433 lift-serviced acres and is Summit County's largest ski and snowboard resort. Copper Mountain's naturally divided terrain makes skiing or riding exceptional no matter what ability you may be. Beginners will find the gradual slopes on the west side of the mountain the ideal place to learn for all ages. For the intermediates, the place to enhance your skills is the center of the mountain, which offers numerous blue (intermediate) runs to play on throughout the day. For those who have made the transition to the expert/advanced level, Copper's east side of the mountain and back bowls provide a challenge.

The Copper Mountain base village is currently in the midst of a major reconstruction. Three new, distinctly different base villages ­- part of a plan to spend $500 million over a five to ten year period at Copper ­ will be complemented by on-mountain enhancements including an improved lift system, significantly upgraded places to meet and eat on the slopes and improved snow conditions. Planners and developers are planning to completely redesign Copper by 2005.

For more information call Copper Mountain Resort at 800-458-8386.

Directions from Denver: Take I-70 west, 75 miles to exit 195.

Directions from Vail/Eagle County Airport: Copper Mountain is located 55 miles east on I-70. Copper is 20 miles east of Vail, over Vail Pass.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Ski Season: Mid-November through Late April .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Daily Adult Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Off-peak and multi-day discoun
Daily Child Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Off-peak and multi-day discoun

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cross-country Skiing Copper Mountain has 25 km of machine set tracks and skate lanes.
ICON Downhill Skiing Copper Mountain
ICON Snowboarding

Related Activities
Arapaho Basin - Great skiing, low lift ticket prices, relaxed atmosphere and close proximity to the Denver area make Arapaho Basin popular with Summit County locals Colorado's Front Range skiers.

Breckenridge - Breckenridge offers over 2,350 acres of skiing, a charming Victorian town and easy access to Denver. Breckenridge supplanted sister resort Vail as the most popular ski resort in the U.S., logging 1.6 million skier visits during the 2006-07 ski season.

Keystone - Keystone is a family-oriented, self-contained, year-round resort only 70 miles west of Denver. Each season Keystone is one of the first ski resorts in the country to open.

Vail - Vail is the largest single-mountain ski area in North America. Its back bowls are legendary. The town offers outstanding dining, shopping and lodging.

More Information

Links to other sites:
Copper Mountain Resort - Official web site


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