Copper Mountain

“The Locals Favorite” for skiing, Copper Mountain is one ton of fun.

We don’t know if this was planned, but the natural layout of the mountain is what makes Copper Mountain unique. The eastern side of the resort is steeper than the western side so this naturally separates the beginners from the experts, while the intermediates have plenty of trails to ski in the middle. As skiers, we can tell you that’s awesome.

Four bowls are accessed from the top of the mountain, with Copper Bowl providing wide open skiing, Resolution bowl has bumps and Spaulding bowl is known for its steeps. Copper is also a year round resort with horseback riding and mountain biking in the summer, together with many major music events and bike races.

Property ownership has its benefits at Copper Mountain. Many units are ski in/ski out or very close to the lifts. Some units are both ski-in, ski-out and golf-in and golf-out!

Copper Mountain has a new condo building near the Union Creek area named The Cache at Union Creek. The Union Creek Townhomes have a new phase, and some very high-end duplexes are under construction presently between Union Creek and Lewis Ranch, which is a neighborhood of multi-million dollar, single-family homes.

Copper Creek Golf Club

Copper Creek Golf Club, North America’s highest championship golf course, is an 18 hole course.

Located at the base of Copper Mountain, Copper Creek Golf Club winds through many of the resort’s usually snow-covered ski and snowboard trails and offers golfers of all abilities an enjoyable mountain golf experience.

Find out more about Copper Mountain condos, townhomes, and single family and duplexes, and land by calling us today. It’s a quick drive over to Copper from our office.

Just the Facts About Copper

Copper Mountain is a mountain located in Summit County, Colorado, about 75 miles (121 km) west of Denver on Interstate 70. Opened in late 1972, its most notable use is as a ski resort, owned and operated by Intrawest until Dec. 2009, when operations were sold to Powdr Corporation[1].

The ski area features beginner slopes on the western side of the mountain, intermediate slopes in the center, and expert terrain on the eastern side. Advanced “double black diamond” slopes are located on the two peaks above 12,000 feet (Copper and Union Peaks), including four expert-only bowls: Copper Bowl, Union Bowl, Spaulding Bowl, and Resolution Bowl. The resort offers free snowcat skiing to ticketed guests on it’s extreme terrain, Tucker Mountain. Copper Mountain Ski Resort has 2,465 acres of in-bounds terrain under lease from the United States Forest Service, White River National Forest, Dillon Ranger District.

Copper Mountain hosted the World Cup tour in 1976 with four alpine ski races: slalom and giant slalom for both men and women. Copper Mountain became an Official US Ski Team downhill training venue as of the 2011/2012 season.

Nearby attractions

Frisco, eight miles (13 km) east of Copper Mountain, is the closest town to the Village at Copper. Silverthorne is twelve miles (19 km) east the mountain. Copper Mountain is twenty miles (32 km) from Vail and five miles (8 km) east of Vail Pass. Leadville is twenty four miles (39 km) south west of Copper. Breckenridge Ski Resort is about three air miles directly east, but about 18 miles by road. Keystone Resort, and Arapahoe Basin also lie within Summit County, Colorado.

The Eagles Nest Wilderness Area is immediately north of Copper Mountain. Across Interstate 70, the Gore Range Trail and Wheeler Lakes Trail ascend across an aspen meadow and north through a gulch lined with spruce and fir. A few miles north, the North Tenmile Creek Trail and Meadow Creek Trail descend into Frisco from the Gore Range Trail.

Copper Mountain is the starting point of Colorado’s Copper Triangle, a road cycling circuit that is the home of the Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle Alpine Cycling Classic. This event benefits the Davis Phinney Foundation, an organization committed to improving the lives of those with Parkinson’s Disease.

In February, 2009, Woodward Camp opened a ski and snowboard training facility dedicated to terrain park and pipe progression. The 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) indoor facility features a Snowflex big air jump to a 55′ long foam pit as well as a Snowflex slope with rails and boxes that end in a quarterpipe. The facility also features fly bed trampolines, a tumble track, skate bowls, mini-ramps, and a spring floor all dedicated to terrain park and pipe progression.

 

Resort

The lodging, dining, and entertainment facilities at Copper Mountain are divided into three villages: East Village, The Village at Copper (AKA Center Village) and West Village (formerly “Union Creek”).

The Village at Copper – AKA Center Village is the main village at Copper Mountain. The American Eagle and American Flyer high speed quads provide mountain access out to the west, central, and east sides. The American Flyer accesses the generally easier terrain.

East Village provides access to primarily expert terrain on the northeast face of Copper Mountain. The East Village has the Super Bee high speed six pack coming for its mountain access and a brand new restaurant, bar, cafeteria, and base area. photo The Super Bee life, or “B” lift, is a high-speed six-person lift to the summit of Copper Mountain. Alpine lift, or “A” lift, is a double chairlift servicing mogul runs on the northeast area of Copper Mountain. These lifts should only be used by intermediate or expert skiers and snowboarders.

West Village is home to the Kokomo easy lift, Union Creek Quad, Slingshot, Glide, and Rugrat lifts. This is predominantly the beginner or learning portion of the mountain. The main ski school is located on this side of the village and mountain. Above West Village, the American Flyer lift serves blue runs from Center Village. Timberline Express lift retrieves skiers and snowboarders from the intermediate terrain in the western meadows above Union Creek.

Source: Wikipedia