Copper Mountain is a resort with great snowfall that’s close to Denver and has something for everyone
This quintessential mountain resort has bountiful snow, great après ski and convenient base area lodging. It’s perfectly situated 75 miles west of Denver, a straight shot on I-70.
In 2013, Copper Mountain launched a new Apple and Android app—Sherpa—the first hands-free, geo-aware mountain guide. Turn it on, plug in your headphones, put it away and Sherpa will alert you with insider tips, directions and information wherever you are on the mountain. This app allows you to know what the locals know; it tells you which sides of trails have the snow, which sides are groomed and where trail intersections eventually lead.
Copper Mountain – Slope to Slope
- 9,712 feet, base elevation
- 12,313 feet, summit elevation
- 2,465 acres of skiable terrain
- 140 trails
- 21% beginner, 25% intermediate, 36% advanced, 18% expert
- 1.7 miles, longest run
- 23 lifts
- 1 high-speed six-person lift
- 5 high-speed quads
- 5 triple chair lifts
- 5 double chair lifts
- 7 surface lifts
Where to stay at Copper Mountain Resort
The resort is split into three villages that are within walking distance of one another, the slopes and entertainment. There’s a free shuttle that runs between them. Center, East and West villages all have their own accommodations but, in truth, it doesn’t really matter which area you stay since everything is so accessible.
All accommodations at Copper Mountain are just steps away from the slopes, activities and après ski. If you book through Copper Mountain Reservations, you’ll have the choice of hotel style rooms, studios or larger condos. The four and five-bedroom condos are particularly convenient if you’re traveling with a large group.
How to Get to Copper Mountain Resort?
All major airlines fly into Denver International Airport If you’re driving from Denver, which is only 75 miles away, take I-70 west to reach the resort. Rental cars, bus services and shuttles may be booked in advance. Hertz, Budget, Front Range Ski Bus and Summit Express offer transport services, to name a few.
Copper Mountain is a great resort for big groups of all levels, and there’s plenty to do for non-skiers as well. This means everyone can have a great vacation regardless of how much time they want to spend on the slopes.
The free shuttle service around the resort guarantees you’re always within easy reach of the shops, restaurants, activities and spas.
Just as the slopes are naturally divided by skill level, so too are the villages. West Village is home to Ski & Ride School and Woodward at Copper’s terrain parks. East Village features Critterland and the Tubing Hill for kids while adults have après options. Center Village has shopping and après aplenty and is sure to be the hub of your trip.
The Alpine Rush Zip Line is a family-friendly ride that allows two guests to fly side-by-side as they soar 30 feet above Copper’s West Lake ice skating rink. The zip line travels 300 feet across the lake, reaching speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.
The Copper Mountain Athletic Club and Spa features a 25-yard pool, hot tub, locker room with hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms. The weight room offers free weights and the Cardio Center has stationary bikes, treadmills, a rowing machine, stair climbers and elliptical trainers. The spa offers massages and facials, and racquetball and wallyball courts are available.
After working up an appetite on the hill, check out JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern in East Village. JJ’s serves slow-smoked BBQ and features live music and the longest bar in Summit County with daily drink specials and happy hour. CB Grille, located in Center Village, offers inspired dishes with creative appetizers, fresh seafood, and fine steaks.
How Does Copper Mountain Help Groups?
Copper Mountain welcomes groups of all sizes and even provides a range of deals and discounts for those booking in groups. The Copper Mountain Group Sales Team will work closely with you throughout the booking process to make it as easy as possible, and you’ll get discounted rates on lodging, lift passes, equipment rental, lessons, group meals and activities.
If you plan to stay in Copper-managed lodging you’ll receive Secret Pass lift tickets, granting early lift access and expedited lift lines. Groups lodging elsewhere receive standard lift tickets.
Copper Mountain is one of those destinations that provides something for everyone, which is just what you want to hear when booking a large group.