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Copper Mountain ski area, Colorado, Management Description

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 Copper Mountain ski area Management Says:
Thirty-eight years ago a guy named Chuck Lewis looked at an unassuming mountainside with vision and conviction. He took one look at the current site of Copper and told his friends, I donít care how everyone else does it, we're not everyone else, and he meant it. He negotiated a deal to purchase 280 acres at the base and worked with the Forest Service to establish parameters and guidelines for the ski area. Chuck was
    both a renegade and a visionary. During the summer of '71, initial construction began on the ski trails. Today, Chuckís dream is alive and well.

As stated in a 1969 US Forest Service report, if there were a mountain that had
terrain for skiing it would be Copper Mountain. It is the most nearly perfect ski mountain in the U. S. Over the years, new lifts were added and Copper grew to its current size of 2,465 acres. What was once a sleepy little day ski area is now one of Colorado's premier year-round destination resorts. In 1997, the resort was purchased by Intrawest - a worldwide leader in resort operations and real estate development.

Now the resort consists of not only
an incredible mountain, but multiple villages, hundreds of buildings and a million other tangible, moving pieces. Copper is, and always has been, bigger than the tangible. Copper is about people. Itís about spirit. Itís about attitude, passion, heart, guest loyalty and financial strength. Itís about a place that provides a true connection to nature, adventure, the mountain, the community and the mountain lifestyle, void of any pretense. Itís a place, most of all, intent on allowing guests to push their proverbial Ďplay button. í

Copper Mountain is a Colorado ski resort located in Summit County, Colorado, 75 miles west of Denver in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With 2,465 acres of ski and snowboard terrain Copper is perfect for your Colorado winter ski vacation or summer vacation getaway. Copper offers shopping, dining, convenient lodging and family activities, including snow tubing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter, and hiking, biking and rafting in the summer.

Copper Mountain is a full inclusive resort with three distinct villages (The East Village, The Village at Copper and Union Creek) ideally suited for different personalities, all within easy walking distance of the slopes and activities. Copper has 17 mountain establishments located in the East Village and The Village at Copper for coffee, fine dining, quick bites and grill options. For those guests seeking other recreational pursuits, Copper offers snow tubing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, scenic sleigh rides, snowmobiling, an athletic club and ice skating. For up-to-date weather, photos and more, visit www. Coppercolorado. Com.

Make sure to check out Woodward at Copper, the first of its kind indoor/outdoor ski and snowboard camp on the planet. Year round it features the Barn, an indoor ski and snowboard training facility with 20,000 sq ft of terrain park and pipe progression in a safer, more controlled environment. Campers develop their tricks in The Barn and progress them in Copperís winter and summer terrain parks and superpipe. For more information, visit


Hotels Near Copper Mountain ski area, Colorado

Beaver Run Resort And Conference Center, Breckenridge
.1 miles away
Copper Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain
1 miles away
Frisco Lodge Bed And Breakfast, Frisco
4.9 miles away
Crystal Peak Lodge, Breckenridge
5 miles away
One Ski Hill A Rock Resort, Breckenridge
5 miles away
Hotel Frisco, Frisco
5.2 miles away
Alpine Inn, Frisco
5.8 miles away
6 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Frisco Lake Dillon, Frisco
6 miles away
Ramada Frisco, Frisco
6 miles away
Mountain Thunder Lodge, Breckenridge
6.2 miles away
Hyatt Main Street Station, Breckenridge
6.2 miles away
Valdoro Mountain Lodge, Breckenridge
6.2 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Breckenridge, Breckenridge
6.2 miles away
River Mountain Lodge, Breckenridge
6.3 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.


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 Ski Areas Near Copper Mountain ski area:
Breckenridge, Colorado , 6 miles away
   3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
   55% Expert & Adv.
   32% Intermediate
   13% Beginner
Ski Cooper, Colorado , 13 miles away
   1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
   40% Expert & Adv.
   30% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Keystone, Colorado , 14 miles away
   3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
   49% Expert & Adv.
   32% Intermediate
   19% Beginner
Vail, Colorado , 18 miles away
   3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
   53% Expert & Adv.
   29% Intermediate
   18% Beginner
Loveland, Colorado , 19 miles away
   2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
   46% Expert & Adv.
   41% Intermediate
   13% Beginner
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 20 miles away
   2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
   60% Expert & Adv.
   30% Intermediate
   10% Beginner
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 27 miles away
   3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
   38% Expert & Adv.
   43% Intermediate
   19% Beginner
Winter Park, Colorado , 33 miles away
   3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
   57% Expert & Adv.
   34% Intermediate
   9% Beginner
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 34 miles away
   1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
   20% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Eldora, Colorado , 45 miles away
   1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
   30% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
 Whitewater Near Copper Mountain ski area:
Tenmile Creek, -blank- County , 4 miles away, Class III-V - 4.2 miles long (Close to Copper Mountain Ski Area to Dillon Reservoir)
Whitewater Outfitter - Highside Adventure Tours, Summit County , 5 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - A B Ski Rentals, Summit County , 6 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
 Trails Near Copper Mountain ski area:
Wheeler Trail, Summit , 1 miles away
Miners Creek Trail, Summit , 2 miles away
Wheeler Dillion Trail, Summit , 6 miles away
 National Parks Near Copper Mountain ski area:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 63 miles away
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 65 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Copper Mountain ski area:
Breckenridge Golf Club, Breckenridge , 7 miles away
Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, Silverthorne , 10 miles away
Keystone Ranch Golf Course, Dillon , 10 miles away

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