Copper Mountain is an excellent “mini mega resort”. It’s not quite as overwhelming as Breckenridge or Vail, but large enough that you can spend a few days there with friends and family and have enough variety to suit all levels. The east side of the mountain has mostly intermediate and advanced runs, while the west side has more beginner easy grade heavily tree lined runs.
For a while the only nightlife Copper offered was a few scant restaurants, which necessitated a drive to nearby Breckenridge. Now however there’s plenty of shops, restaurants, and a brewery. I’ve stayed overnight at Copper three times over the past few years and have been satisfied every time.
The on site condos are classified as “bronze”, “silver”, and “gold”, in relation to their proximity to the lifts. The closest “golf” buildings share a large hidden underground parking facility, and are only a few hundred feet from the lifts. If lodging for the night all visitors will be given access to the fitness center, a beautiful granite building housing a spa, weight room, pools, hot tubs, and steam rooms.
Copper Mountain’s official website is www.coppercolorado.com When planning an overnight ski trip from Denver I always see what specials are available.
Also the Summit Stage free bus runs to Breckenridge, so your non-skier friends can head there for the day. More pics below
Marion’s of the Rockies has been my breakfast place for 12 years. I prefer steak and eggs or chicken fried steak. If driving from Denver west on 70 take the first “Idaho Springs” exit and it’s a few blocks on your left.
On the six seater “Super Bee” chair
Looking east. Interstate 70 below, Summit County and Breckenridge a few miles through the canyon.