November 18, 2020, Copper Mountain, Colorado – Copper Mountain is ready and eager to open for skiing and riding on Monday, Nov. 30. Our commitment to protecting the wellbeing of the Copper community remains steadfast, and we are confident in our ability to provide a safe ski and ride experience for the duration of the 20/21 winter season.

We know that recreating outdoors is safe and an important way to sustain our mental and physical wellbeing during the pandemic. Further, the viability of our mountain community relies on outdoor recreation. Because of the importance of maintaining safe access to skiing and riding, Copper Mountain has in place thorough plans designed to protect the safety of our guests, staff and community.

Copper’s Operation Stay Safe plan includes:

  • Delaying our opening day so that we can open more lifts and terrain from day one, to both ensure a great on mountain experience and the ability to physically distance. Come opening day, we expect to have 9 lifts, 14 trails, 2 villages and more than 160 acres available for our guests to spread out and ski/ride.
  • Maintaining a capacity level that ensures the ability of all to appropriately physically distance while visiting the resort. We are doing so by requiring parking reservations and advance bookings for all experiences and through our active management of parking reservation and lift ticket inventory.
  • Putting safety first with enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols; requiring that everyone wear facial coverings; promoting physical distancing across the resort; and lowering lift capacity for unrelated parties.
  • -Flexible cancellation policies should guests’ plans change and employee screening protocols, cohort scheduling and COVID sick pay to ensure a healthy workforce.

Copper Mountain coordinated with local leaders and officials from Summit County, the State of Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service and others to ensure safe operations this summer and fall in preparation for the upcoming ski season. We remain committed to these partnerships and to scaling our operations as needed given the extremely dynamic situation, and the changing county designations and corresponding regulations.

For more information on Copper’s Operation Stay Safe plan, visit

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