Winter is the season traditionally associated with Copper Mountain, Colorado. And Copper's winter activities aim to please your entire group whether you’ve ventured the 75 miles from Denver or traveling from far away. Most guests choose Copper for its winter activities encompassing skiing and snowboarding, but there's plenty of other activities to enjoy during your visit. View some of the winter activities listed below that you and family can enjoy during your stay at Copper Mountain Resort.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Skiing and snowboarding run deep at Copper Mountain. Visitors and locals alike come to Copper Mountain for 2,490 acres of skiable terrain. Adrenaline junkies can test the 22' foot Superpipe or progress fanatics can dial-in their skills on the 13' foot half-pipe. Woodward Terrain Parks make progress easy with 3 different areas to learn: Upper Playground, Lower Playground, & Central Terrain Park. Guests will love our naturally-divided terrain. Copper offers Ski And Ride School lessons for those in your group looking to learn or get better!
Woodward Copper is an action sports and youth paradise located at Copper Mountain Resort in the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Woodward Copper’s indoor facility known as “The Barn” is a 19,400ft² indoor training facility with skateparks, Olympic-grade trampolines, foam pit jumps, indoor Woodward ParkSki™ and Woodward ParkBoard™ training and more. Woodward Copper operate daily programs both at The Barn as well as at Copper Mountain Resort, plus group & private lessons, winter day camps and season-long ski and snowboard programs. Woodward's professional staff will help you identify and achieve your goals and get you stoked for you to try your trick on snow.
Save 50% off intro sessions when guest show your lift ticket or season pass when booking.
Save 50% off intro sessions when guest show your lift ticket or season pass when booking.
Rocky Mountain Roller Coaster
Fly through the snow-covered trees on the Rocky Mountain Coaster at Copper Mountain. The coaster is 5,800 feet long, making it one of the longest coaster in North America! It descends 430 vertical feet on an average grade of 10.9%. The coaster runs in both the winter and summer, making it an activity to enjoy no matter what time of year you visit. You can purchase tickets at The Rocky Mountain Coaster Cabin located near the base of the American Flyer lift or at Guest Services located inside Camp Hale Outfitters, open 7 days a week, 11am - 4pm. There are a few participation requirements: Driver must be 9 years or older and a minimum of 52" tall. Children must be 3 years or older and a minimum of 36" tall. Passengers ages 3 - 8 must ride with a driver 16 years or older. Passengers must be between 36" and 52" tall. Maximum combined weight per cart is 300 lbs. The tallest rider must sit in the rear of the cart ensuring the driver has a clear view of the track.
It's all downhill from here. Tubing is a great activity for every age, and an easy way to enjoy the winter scenery. After a day on the slopes, kick off those ski boots and gather your entourage and head to the hill. Sign your waiver and test out your handpicked tube on Copper’s banked curves. Guests must be 36 inch tall to tube. Children must be able to ride in their own tube and not in a lap or with another participant. PRE-BOOK at least 1 day in advance AND SAVE 20% OFF WALK UP RATES! If you have a group of 20 or more, call Copper Services for their group rates. Nearby Frisco Adventure Park also provides multi-lane tubing hill during the winter season. Weather in Summit County can be variable. Please dress in layers.
Free Tucker Snow Cat Tour
Looking for something a little more technical to ski or ride? The free Tucker Snowcat runs on the Friday through Sunday from 10am-1:30pm, providing amazing snowcats access to the saddle of Copper Bowl & Tucker Mountain on a first come, first served basis. Look for the orange flag at the top of Patrol Headquarters near the top of the Super Bee Lift to see if snowcat is running. The Tucker Snowcat picks up guests above the base of the Mountain Chief chairlift. Guest travel up the snow track inside the snowcat giving you unprecedented access to over 273 acres and 12,000 vertical feet of Copper’s amazing high alpine back bowls. Tucker Mountain Snowcat access is the closest thing to a backcountry experience that you’ll ever find inside any resort. This terrain is for advanced and expert skiing and boarding only.
Copper Mountain Ice Rink is conveniently located in the heart of the Center Village. It’s surrounded by nice shops and restaurants. Bring your own skates and skate for free on West Lake in Center Village. Rental skates are available for a small fee at the nearby City Pop from 10am - 8:30pm. Simply spend $40 in the Villages’ restaurant and shops to receive a free ice skate rental. Go to the City Pop and present your receipt for purchases in the Village at Copper restaurants or shops. Purchases made Sunday - Thursday are valid to receive a free ice skate rental. Hockey and broomball nets are available for free. In between your laps around the lake, warm up around a cozy fire pit. Hours are from 10am - 9pm daily, weather permitting.
White Mountain Tours has been providing safe high-mountain adventures, performance tours and family tours on snowmobiles for more than 25 years. With the same local ownership all these years, you can be sure the veteran guides are very knowledgeable about the area. Experience a breathtaking and unforgettable ride through powder-covered forests and open fields with some of the best views in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. For a thrill-seeking day, this tour outfitter provides a combination snowcat, zipline and snowmobile adventure. They offer complimentary transportation from your starting location. Call or stop in Guest Services in Camp Hale Outfitters to reserve a tour, or reserve online.
Dog Sledding Tours
Alpine Adventures offers unique and exciting hands-on dog sledding tours that are fun for the entire family! Come and learn about the sport of dogsledding in this hands-on, education-rich environment where you can see what all of the fuss is about! Alpine Adventures offer 2 different types of tours with experienced guides amongst one of the most beautiful backdrops in the Rocky Mountains, as well as guided kennel tours! Free transportation is available from Copper Mountain.
After a day on the slopes, Copper Mountain restaurants can satisfy any appetite. The variety of cuisine available here is remarkable when you consider that Copper Mountain restaurants are all located inside the resort. Preparing for a day of physical activity is a delicious piece of business. And identifying which Copper Mountain restaurant you’ll visit each morning can launch a thoughtful exploration of delightful menu items. And isn’t vacation all about eating, anyway? Overeating may be ill-advised, but moderation in the face of enormous calorie expenditures warrants at least a snack in your pocket. Or you can just order that extra slice of bacon because Copper Mountain restaurants are happy to serve you any time of the day.
Cross Country Skiing
For those who want to get good exercise while experiencing the tranquility of nature, come to the base of Copper’s West Village to cross-country ski. Are you seeking a quiet day with no lift lines? On miles of groomed and maintained trails covering easy to most-difficult terrain, it will be just you and your skis gliding along in the snow. This activity is free, but there is no Nordic center, and there are no rentals available. Guests can also travel to nearby Frisco Nordic Center offers 27 km of ski trails, 10 km of snowshoe trails, rentals, skate or classic lessons and ski tuning 7 days a week from their cozy cabin located on the Peninsula Recreation Area.
Fat Tire Biking
For those who are waiting for summer to get back on their bike or looking to try something new, consider fat tire biking! They are heavier than most bikes and turn slowly, but speed isn’t the point. The massive volume of the tires allows you to run air pressures so low they barely register on a normal pump’s gauge. The resulting floatation enables them to roll over in deep snow that would otherwise be impassable. Imagine the awesome feeling of biking through snow-covered woods at your own pace, all while taking in the scenery in a completely new way.
Friendly Copper Ambassadors will show you around for an unforgettable snowshoe tour to parts of the mountain you may never get to explore on your own. As an added bonus, you’ll learn about nature and the environment along the way. Reserve a tour in the Copper Sports store in any of the three Guest Services locations in the East, West and Center Villages. Snowshoeing is a great way to get outside with family and friends and enjoy the Colorado winter wonderland, with its peaceful white meadows and frozen creeks. As they say, if you can walk, you can snowshoe. The payoff with this activity is fitness and fun. Snowshoe can be rented for $20 at Copper Guest Services in West Village. Copper offers advanced morning tour and family-friendly afternoon tour. You choose the tour that best fits your physical ability. No lift ticket is required, and the tours are free.
If you’re looking for a fantastic variety of active wear or sports gear, Copper Mountain shops have you covered. Among the resort’s three villages, almost a dozen Copper Mountain stores connect with outdoor enthusiasts. Shop a wide array of the latest, hottest gear for this season combined with current lines of active wear. Ski and snowboard tune and repair shops are layered over with sports rentals with knowledgeable staff to fit you and your loved ones with the right skis and boots the first time because no one wants to leave the ski hill because of an ill-fitting pair of boots. SureFoot is dedicated to custom boot-fitting for athletes of all ages and sizes. Beyond boot fitters, several other Copper Mountain retailers are incredibly specialized to address those dedicated to racing or snowboarding only. Other Copper Mountain stores offer the best Colorado-made crafts and gifts, art and jewelry and snacks and souvenirs.
Venture down to Frisco, Colorado to experience the charming, nearby town that's just six miles away Copper Mountain. Known as the "Main Street of the Rockies," guests are smitten in this picturesque ski town filled with shops and fabulous restaurants. Log Cabin, Bread & Salt, and Butter Horn Bakery are just some of our favorite breakfast spots to start your day off right. Frisco Nordic Center located on the peninsula near the Adventure Park and tubing hill. The Nordic Center offers 20 kilometers of trails, but anywhere you can hike in the summer is fair game for snowshoeing in winter. Frisco is serviced by the free Summit Stage bus system, so you can leave your car at home and hop on while anticipating the day to come.