What to Do in Copper Mountain
Get to Know Copper
Copper Mountain is in Summit County, Colorado. The snow covered resort is split up into three villages – Center Village , East Village and Union Creek . Each village offer different access to different slopes and skill levels, with East Village being the main access to the expert trails.
Skiing and Snowboarding
If you're looking for a snowy ski vacation retreat, Copper Mountain is 12,000 feet of skiing fun. With 22 different ski lifts, you can ride to the top and enjoy the amazing view all the way down. Copper Mountain is mostly known as a self-contained ski resort, drawing in vacationers from around the world who want to enjoy a fun and peaceful time. It was also the host for the 1976 World Cup for Skiing.
For serious ski enthusiasts, the expert-only four Copper Mountains bowls are just what you need. Test your skill on Copper Bowl, Union Bowl, Spaulding Bowl and Resolution Bowl.
What's more picturesque and romantic than a sleigh ride in the snow? Enjoy a scenic afternoon ride through the Ten Mile Range, and at the end of the ride, you get to enjoy hot cocoa, live music and s'mores around a cozy wood stove.
Kids have a ton of options at Copper. Ski and Ride School is in session for kids as young as 3 years old, and little ones can play in the snow at Critterland . Childcare is also available for parents of little not-yet-skiers. Other kid friendly fun - or fun for the young-at-heart:
- The Tubing Hill - Four lanes of fast sliding fun and with a surface lift to whisk you back up the hill for more.
- Woodward at Copper - Any time of year, spend a day at the Barn to work on your X-Games techniques with equipment like foam pits, trampolines, a spring floor and spotting belts. In winter, end your session on the terrain park to hone your skills.
- Five Terrain Parks - A variety of features, difficulty-levels and a 22-foot superpipe for freestylers of all abilities.
Dining in the Area
Playing in the snow all day is hard work and when you work hard, you need something tasty to eat. Copper Mountain ski lodging is near a broad range of places to eat, from hole-in-the-wall cafes to elegant restaurants.
- Start your day off with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a waffle at the Belgian Bean coffeehouse; it's delicious and cheap.
- In need of a romantic hot-spot? The C.B. Grille is a perfect romantic stop for couples staying on Copper Mountain. It offers discount specials on meals during early evening hours, too.
- Pizza Carlo specializes in pizza by the slice, a full bar and giant calzones – a great stop for a snack in between skiing.
- If you have a craving for the crunch of nachos, look no further than Endo's . With their all-day menu, you can eat Endo's Mondo nachos, salads, soups, melts and burgers all day long!
- Come and enjoy delicious sushi at the Storm King Lounge , in the middle of the Rocky Mountains.
- T-Rex Grill – with a name like that, how can you pass this one up? It's at the base of the Timberline Express Lift, so you can enjoy burgers and beer without leaving the mountain.
- See our round-up of the best nightlife spots in Copper.
Places to Stay
Instead of staying in a hotel, why not try a vacation home rental instead? They're cozy, peaceful and provide a close-up view of everything that Copper Mountain has to offer.
Once you ski down Copper Mountain, you might find it hard to ski anywhere else! It's the perfect place for skiing – for all skill levels and ages. The town is family friendly, but it's also home to some of the wildest bars in the state of Colorado. Ski all day and party all night! Come to Copper Mountain and ski to your heart's content.