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Located 75 miles west of Denver, Colo. in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Copper Mountain Resort is an ideal vacation destination with a laid-back and inclusive vibe that represents the best of Colorado. Three pedestrian-friendly village areas provide a vibrant atmosphere with lodging, retail outlets, restaurants, bars and family activities. Copper’s naturally-divided terrain offers world-class skiing and riding for all ages and abilities.

Copper Mountain, Colorado, Ski Resort Guide

Copper Mountain Center Village

Where to stay:
Copper offers an array of lodging options from hotel-style rooms up to 4-bedroom condos.

Season highlights:
11/16/2018 – 11/18/2018 – Opening Day & Welcome Home Weekend
12/1/2018 – 12/2/2018 – Snowsation
12/2/2018 – 12/8/2018 – Toyota U.S. Grand Prix
2/16/2019 – 2/17/2019 – Subaru WinterFest
4/20/2019 – 4/21/2019 – Sunsation

Best weekend to visit:
The best time to visit is March, Copper’s snowiest month on average.

Copper Mountain, Colorado, Ski Resort Guide

Copper Mountain, Colorado

Weekend itinerary:

Friday:
Leave work a little early to beat the traffic and make the quick 75 mile drive west from Denver to Copper. Check in, drop your things off at your condo then explore Center Village. If you need to pick up rentals and lift tickets, head to Guest Services to avoid the morning rush tomorrow. Chow down on a Colorado Angus beef burger for dinner at Ten Mile Tavern and sip on one of the 17 Colorado beers on tap. Don’t stay out too late, you’ll need your rest for tomorrow.

Saturday:
Get out there early! The lifts start spinning at 8:30 a.m. Expert skiers and riders will want to head straight to Copper Bowl and catch the free Tucker Mountain Snowcat. This cat services some of Copper’s best expert terrain, all non-lift accessed. Thrill seekers will want to check out Spaulding Bowl, home to some of Copper’s steepest terrain, and the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center where the world’s best alpine skiers train early season. Once your legs are toast, head to Downhill Duke’s for the ultimate après experience. Shimmy in your ski boots with a live DJ and enjoy cocktails and food until the sun sets. Bonus: your beloved pup is welcome to join in the party!

Sunday:
Fill up your stomach (and kick the hangover) with breakfast and cocktails at Toast & Co. You’ll find all your favorites like eggs benedict and pancakes the size of your face but also creative takes on the classic bloody mary or mimosa. Check out of your digs then hit the hill. Work off breakfast by charging hard through the trees in Union Meadows, 17 Glade and Cache Glades then shake out your legs on some long blue groomers like trails Andy’s Encore and Collage. Miss the traffic by taking a lap on the Rocky Mountain Coaster or grabbing a beer at Jack’s Bar. Head back home and get ready to do it all again next weekend!