How to Book a Weekend Away to Copper Mountain

By Tracy Block

Don’t let the false stigma associated with the cost of your dream ski trip keep you away from the hill. There are great deals to take advantage of at Copper Mountain this season; you just need to know where to look! (Hint: Right Here.) Whether you’re looking for a quick overnight trip or a longer weekend away, there are discounts to suit each and every budget. Not sure how to find this year’s ski season steals?

The new and improved Eagle: The new mixed carrier lift offers more options for Copper and its guests

by Lu Snyder

If you’ve already been on the slopes this year, you may have noticed Copper replaced its American Eagle lift. The replacement is more than a routine equipment update – it offers the resort a chance to better serve guests like you, whether or not you ski or ride.

Day in the Life of a Snow Reporter

By Sally Francklyn

It’s 4:23 am: I meet ski patroller Kylie Petras in the Lower Patrol Room (LPR). We walk out to the snowmobile (or as patrollers call it, the doo) and ride it up to the weather station at mid-mountain. Kylie looks at the stakes, and check the snowfall accumulation in the past 12 hours, 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, and the season total. We also look at a gauge that tells the Snow Water Equivalent (SWE), or the wetness/density of the snow. Kylie has a little notebook in the pocket of her ski pants where she’ll write it all down.  We ride the doo back down.

What to Ski at Copper If You Love Expert Trails (With Bonus Tips on Secret Snow Stashes)

by Tracy Greenhalgh

 

Whether you’re new to Copper or you’ve skied here for years, here are the essentials on where to ski if you crave expert trails.

I caught up with Todd Casey, a 27-year veteran Copper ski instructor, and Kevin Johnson, a Denver-area physician and ski aficionado who’s skied Copper’s expert terrain for over 25 years, to dig into their expertise and reveal their invaluable tips on our favorite mountain.

Right-Size Your Family’s Day at Copper Mountain

by Doug Blake

From west to east, Copper Mountain progresses for beginners to experts, making your entry point for adventure identifiable and accessible according to skill level. Knowing exactly where you want to be can make or break your day on the hill. Finding a place that suits the style of your family’s freeride fantasies should be the focus.

What Kind of Bagel Can Fly? A Day in the Life of a Lift Operator

By Mikaela Ruland

Follow Mikaela's adventures at @themillennialoutside and themillennialoutside.com

 

The thermometer in the car reads 1°F when I pull up to Copper Mountain. The sun hasn’t yet crested the mountain, leaving the world bathed in icy blue winter dawn. It looks cold. I wonder if maybe you’d have to be just a little bit crazy to go to work in these temperatures every morning.

Bombs away: It takes more than explosives to open inbounds avalanche terrain

by Lu Snyder

Maybe you’ve heard the boom of avalanche bombs reverberate among the peaks on an otherwise calm and quiet winter morning as you ride the chairlift. You may know ski patrol uses explosives to keep steep terrain such as Spaulding Bowl safe for skiers and riders, but did you know it takes hundreds of pounds of explosives, combined with hours and hours of machine and man (and woman) power before Copper can safely open its steeper terrain?