RESORT GUIDE 2010: #11 Copper Mountain

RESORT GUIDE 2010: #11 Copper Mountain


#11 –COPPER MOUNTAIN, COLORADO
WEBSITE: COPPERCOLORADO.COM
VERTICAL: 2,601 feet
ACREAGE: 2,465
SNOWFALL: 283 inches
TICKETS: $92 (2009-10)

Copper Mountain is a quintessential Colorado ski resort. It mixes equal parts terrain park, hike-to terrain, gladed steeps and perfect intermediate runs to offer something for everyone. The pros train early season in the resort’s 22-foot superpipe, while the tourists vacation on immaculate corduroy. Shred any number of those “doubleblack diamonds,” such as Spaulding Bowl, Union Bowl or Upper Enchanted Forest, or head up to Tucker Mountain for hidden pow stashes.

Copper Village is filled with a number of quality restaurants and local haunts, but the real centerpiece is the newly constructed Woodward facility. Jam packed with tramps, foam pits, skateramps and bowls, a ski jump and electronic entertainment for the kiddies, Woodward-at- Copper is a one-stop shop for off-hill activities. You won’t find a crazy party scene like in nearby Breckenridge, but something tells us you won’t miss it while getting your learn on at Woodward.

     


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#11 Copper Mountain, CO
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