Escape the city and breathe in some of that fresh mountain air on your next group trip with a visit to Colorado’s Copper Mountain.
It’s no secret that Colorado is home to some of the world’s best slopes and ski resorts. Countless options dot the landscape, but when planning for that next group escape into the mountains there are quite a few factors to consider. Fortunately, Copper Mountain, the ideal getaway ski and snowboard destination for group travel, takes care of it all.
Since 1972, Copper has been a winter sports destination for visitors of all skill levels. The naturally divided terrain makes allows beginners to learn comfortably on the gentle, sloping runs to the west, while those who are more advanced can take on the east side’s steep runs. Here you’ll also find some of the best terrain parks and pipes in Colorado.
The scenery is breathtaking, the powder fresh, and the villages abuzz with action. And it’s here that you can easily plan a group trip that takes advantage of the great local accommodation options and fun off-the-slopes activities. We guarantee you can’t go wrong when choosing Copper Mountain.
Copper Mountain: Slope to Slope
- Base elevation of 9,703 feet
- Summit elevation of 12,313 feet
- 2,490 acres of skiable terrain
- 140 trails
- 21% beginner, 25% intermediate, 36% advanced, 18% expert
- Longest run: 1.7 miles
- 23 lifts
- 1 high-speed six-person lift
- 5 high-speed quads
- 5 triple chairlifts
- 4 double chairlifts
- 8 surface/conveyor lifts
- 1 snow cat
There is no shortage of options when it comes to booking a group stay at Copper Mountain. Within the resort area are three distinct villages, each with a range of lodging options. You can get between villages on foot or by shuttle, and you’re never far from the lifts. West Village is a great option for groups with novice skiers and snowboarders, as it’s home to Copper’s Ski & Ride School and puts you at the foot of some of Copper’s easier terrain, offering a relaxing environment that is not far from the action. Center Village is full of action with its central plaza and here you’ll never feel far from any of the resort’s terrain. Here you can rent a cozy townhome or enjoy the serenity of a ski-in/ski-out condo. For groups with intermediate and advanced skiers, East Village is a convenient option that puts you right near terrain that fits the more experienced. Book a block of hotel rooms or splurge on a luxury condo in the Fairway neighborhood.
No matter the location you choose, you’ll be sure to find accommodation options to fit your budget. Groups will love the amenities of Copper Mountain’s villages and the efficient access to the slopes.
Group Fun off the Slopes
Perhaps not everyone in your group will want to spend every waking hour up on the slopes. Not to worry. There are plenty of options to keep everyone occupied whether they’re taking a rest day or prefer a less powdery activity. The villages at Copper offer plenty of shopping and dining options. Outside of the village, groups can explore trails by snowshoe, taking advantage of free guided tours. Or practice your skating skills on frozen West Lake. When it’s time to come inside and warm up, visit the athletic club’s facilities, complete with a spa and hot tub.
While Copper Mountain itself is full of activities on and off the slopes, nearby towns offer the perfect opportunities for a day trip. Picturesque Vail is only 25 minutes away, and Frisco is just 10 minutes down the highway. Frisco sits on a beautiful bay off of Dillon Reservoir and offers dining options, shops and sights that groups will love. The main street is quaint and inviting, and there is also a historic park with many old buildings that provide a unique glimpse into what life was like during the mining days of the 1800s. Sledding, tubing, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and sleigh rides are all available for groups visiting Frisco, making it the perfect day trip from Copper Mountain.
When you’ve finished a long day on the Copper Mountain slopes, choose from a variety of restaurants. Endo’s Adrenaline Bar and Grill and Incline Bar and Grill, both offer happy hour snacks and drinks. Or head into any one of Copper’s villages to find some wonderful group dining options, including C.B. Grille, which offers fresh dishes and a wide selection of wines, and Storm King Lounge, which serves up trays of fantastic sushi.
Special Offers for Groups Visiting Copper Mountain
No matter if your group is coming for one day or a whole week, Copper Mountain offers some special options to make your mountain escape the best it can be. Groups can receive special discounted rates on lodging, lift tickets, equipment rentals, lessons and group meals. The Copper Sales and Service team provides your group with a convenient one-stop shop, where you can make all arrangements with a dedicated sales representative who provides personal attention for your group reservation and vacation experience.
Conveniently located in the same neck of the woods as Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone, Copper Mountain is easy to access from Denver and nearby Colorado ski areas. From Denver simply hop on I-70 and head west until you hit Copper Mountain. It’s about one hour and 20 minutes by car (or one hour and 45 minutes from Denver International Airport). Groups can rent a car at the airport, but there are also a variety of shuttles that run directly to the resort.