A Day in the Life: Copper Pastry Chef Susan Vlass

By Lisa Blake

Copper Mountain Pastry Chef Susan Vlass wins the award for best-smelling office. The petite 42-year-old ski resort bakeshop director swirls around an enormous kitchen in her white chef coat, black-rimmed glasses and Dansko clogs among sweet pumpkin and chocolate zucchini breads, mini cheesecakes and chewy, chunky magic bars.

Let it Snow: How a 19-year-old New Yorker followed her passion to the Colorado Rockies

By Mikaela Ruland

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

 

19 year old Maddy Pierce’s alarm goes off at 4:50 on winter weekend mornings. She’s at Copper Mountain by 6am, where she checks in with the night crew, swaps radios and then heads up the mountain on a snowmobile.

Getting in Shape for Ski Season

by Tracy Block

With a great early-season snowfall just one month in (more than 100 inches, total, so far), both skiers and snowboarders are already flocking to Copper Mountain to start lapping their favorite chairs. If you’re getting the itch to hit your favorite runs, it is crucial to ensure you are in-shape enough to gear up and strap in for the ride, first. Not sure which of your parts could use a little tuning? We’ve done the legwork – and more – for you.

Earn Your Turns: Uphill Skinning at Copper

by Sally Francklyn

In the wake of allowing uphill access to trails at ski resorts, Copper Mountain has followed suit. This move lets people ski or snowshoe uphill, meaning they can access the mountain in  different way. Copper Mountain’s Uphill Access gives skiers an “opportunity to see and experience the resort in a unique manner,” says Shauna Bocksch, Mountain Safety Patrol Supervisor at Copper Mountain Resort.

 

How I Recovered After Being Sidelined by an Injury

By Tracy Greenhalgh

 

Like most of you, I’ve counted on my body to propel, or at least roll, me out of bed in the mornings and move me through my busy days. Physical activity has always been a given for me and I’m like a puppy who needs to get outside and “play in the yard” on the daily.  I just assumed I’d always be able to pursue any activity, sport or movement I wanted, and that my body would automatically cooperate, like a faithful, fit golden retriever.