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Resort guide to Copper Mountain - USA

A modern purpose built centre with some of the best slopes in Colorado

Copper Mountain resort guide - a general overview

Copper's slopes are known to be some of the best in Colorado, and now with the intervention of Intra west the village has been developed in a typical modern but appealing way. Wood-and-stone-clad condo buildings with shops, restaurants and car-free walkways and squares, form the heart of the resort, with the East Village making up the remainder. There is however a very efficient shuttle service between the two areas. Nightlife as in many North American resorts is fairly limited however what the American's lack in nightlife they make up for in the skiing. The skiing in Copper is fantastic with runs catering to all levels, with state of the art lift systems geting lots of mileage under your skis is quick and efficent with no queues in sight! So ski holidays in Copper Mountain are recommended for families and keen skiers who don't want to party too much.

Airports

Denver
2hr 30mins

Resort stats

2430 acres

2,960m - 3,765m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dining
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Convenient purpose-built resort which has been upgraded by Intrawest
  • Good sized mountain by North American standards
  • Skiing suitable for all levels
  • Families
  • Snow reliability

Cons

  • Lack of mountain restaurants
  • Small village
  • Nightlife

Copper Mountain Resort Restaurants

There are enough restaurants to keep your appetite going- we recommend trying Alexander's is a gourmet restaurant, The Blue Moose is good for pizza's, while Endo's and JJ's Rocky Mountain Cantina have something for all. Other places are Imperial Palace, Creekside Pizza and Salasa Mountain Cantina.

Copper Mountain Mountain Restaurants

Not much to write home about although Solitude Station is your best bet.

Copper Mountain Apres Ski

After the lifts close you will find plenty of lively apres ski. Places to try include Endo's Adrenaline Cafe and JJ's Rocky Mountain Tavern, Pravda and Larkin's Cross and finally McGillycuddy.

Copper Mountain Nightlife

Some of the bars mentioned above stay open till late with live music as well as DJ's spinning some disco grooves.

Copper Mountain Resort Map

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