Copper Mountain Guide

Along with 360-degree views of the Rockies, challenging bowls, fast groomers, terrain parks and tree skiing, Copper’s ski holiday experience becomes complete with a lively après ski scene and an abundance of activities for everyone to enjoy. Our month-by-month winter guide brings you festive events in December through to spring laps in April.

December

Seasons festivities and Christmas decorations covering the village for the majority of the month makes December a great time of year to travel to Copper. Even better with there being some record snow dumps over this time & nice, light, fluffy powder!

Average Snowfall: 120cm

Events:

Activities

  • Discover the beauty of Copper Mountains snow-covered meadows and forest on a free snowshoe tour, happening daily.
  • Kick off your ski boots and grab a tube for a wild ride with your family or friends sliding your way down the slopes at Copper Tubing Hill.
New Years at Copper
New Years Eve Celebrations

January

Lots of snow & activities make January one of the better months to spend the beginning of your year in Copper.

Average Snowfall: 130cm

Events:

Activities

  • Get your fix of winter adventures with rides on one of the longest coasters in North America, Rocky Mountain Coaster covers nearly 2km and a 130m drop. Ride through the stunning snow-laden forest with 360 degree turns.
  • Rent some skates and experience ice skating on West lake. You can also make use of hockey nets for a family game of ice hockey, plus there are fire pit stations where you can stop and roast marshmallows!
Ice Skating at Copper
Ice Skating on West Lake

February

With low temperatures, snow holding, & generally lots of powder, February is a great month to travel to Copper. It is also a great month for activities.

Average Snowfall: 90cm

Events:

Activities

  • Get to know the mountain better with insiders tips from the locals on a free mountain tour with a Copper Mountain Ambassador. Tours are offered twice daily, every day of the week, from mid-December into April.
  • Using special equipment to travel up a snow-covered mountain you will join a group of like-minded people on a fully guided uphill tour. At the top, you will attach your boots and bindings and descend the mountain like you normally do.
Pow in February
Plenty of Powder in February

March

March & April are often the snowiest months of the year in mountains above 9,000ft. Being higher in elevation than other resorts in Colorado, Copper holds the snow quite well which can make for some epic skiing in March before it turns into spring conditions. March also brings more bluebird days & higher temperatures.

Events:

Activities

  • As one of the biggest & most popular indoor terrain parks in Colorado, the Woodward Copper Barn is the central hub of the Woodward Copper campus. Here practice your skills on the foam pit jumps, indoor  ParkSki™ and Burton ParkBoard™ training areas, springfloor, tumble track, five Olympic-grade flybed trampolines and one 12’x12′ Super Trampoline.
  • Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage or rejuvenating facial designed for the high altitude at the Copper Mountain Spa & Athletic Club.
Ten Mile Tavern at Copper Mountain
Family relaxing at Ten Mile Tavern

April

Welcome warmer temperatures & spring skiing conditions with longer days. March & April are often the snowiest months of the year in mountains above 9,000ft. Hit the slopes in the morning then soak in the hot tub under a warm afternoon sun. As the sun starts setting later it gives you plenty of time to explore the village.

Events:

Activities

  • Learn while you turn! Ski with a Ranger teaches you about the natural and cultural history of the National Forest that hosts Summit County’s ski areas. Definitely worth stopping to smell the pine, spot the fox tracks and earn some chocolate along the way.
  • Take a run or two down the Nastar Racing course, challenge your friends or compete for your own fastest time.

 

Ski racing
Ski racer on the slopes of Copper Mountain

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