Best family vacation ever!This was a pre-Christmas gift to our family. (We traveled from SC with 3 young adults)Only my son had skied out west. The planning was done for us! Everything was perfect, especially the weather (lots of snow!) Cooper was not only easily accessible for someone from SC who knew nothing about driving in the snow, but everywhere we went the people were helpful and friendly. Our family had different levels of skiers and the slopes of choice were there for us. I never had to wait in the lift lines more than 1-2 minutes. We plan to return in the future. Great food at Copper Mt. and in near-by Frisco(Cutest little town ever). Thanks Copper Mt. for making this a memorable family vacation!
Fun mountain to ski, but watch your skisMy husband and I spent 5 days skiing at Copper Mountain over the holidays. Being the early season they could have used some more snow but many of the open runs were quite long, unfortunately the bowls were closed. We were staying at Center Village and could have brought our skis to the condo locker during lunch , however one day we were lazy and left them out at the base ski racks and someone stole my husbands skis in the 30-45 minutes we were eating lunch. When we reported this to security we were the 5th person to report stolen skis that day. A couple of days later we went to Monarch, a small local resort near my husband's hometown and there were warnings everywhere to not leave your skis out unlocked and the rental shop told him not to leave the demo skis he was renting unattended. There seems to be an increase in equipment in Colorado, possibly due to the economy. Copper probably does not want to warn people with a lot of signage because of the negative PR impact, my husband's cousin who lives in Denver always splits his skis up when he stops for a break. My skis are pretty old so there probably is not much of a market for them but when I buy a new pair I will definitely get a lock.
What a weekendOnly being able to travel out west once a year I usually don't ski the same resort twice, but I'm going to have to make Copper the exception next year. An unexpected business trip afforded me the opportunity to hit the slopes for a weekend and I discovered a place with reasonable prices, easy access from I-70, slow lifts - but short lines, loooooong cruisers and deep snow. Even though I only skied two days, I saw enough that I'm sure my entire family would have something to enjoy and it was all within walking distance to my reasonably priced and roomy condo. Next season, while my 8 year old son and I tear up the blue runs while doing laps on the Timberline chair, I'm sure my 4 year old will enjoy her introduction to skiing in the large beginner area under the Kokoma and Lumberjack chairs all while my non-skiing wife can leisurely enjoy her spa treatments. I can hardly wait.
A Great Way to Spend New Years Eve!I met my good friend at Copper Mountain a few days before New Years this year. The skiing was great. Everyone was so friendly. All of the restaurants and bars were walking distance. We had a wonderful time.