Activities in Copper
Copper offers snowcat accessed skiing free-of-charge on Tucker Mountain. You’ll still be skiing or boarding within the comparative safety of the ski area boundary but with a big-mountain feel. Snowcats run from 10am to 1:30pm at weekends only and the area closes to skiers and boarders at 2pm. If you want to hike up you can ski Tucker Mountain on Monday to Friday too.
Mountain Orientation Tour
It’s a great idea to take a free-of-charge mountain orientation tour as soon as possible after you arrive in resort. The tours are led by Copper's Ambassadors – basically skiers and boarders who know and love the area and are keen that you do to, and will thus show you all the best places for your style and ability level. Tours run daily so long as the weather is good.
Yet another free activity on the snow at Copper are the Redfeather Snowshoe Tours offered by the resort’s volunteer Ambassadors who are keen to show you the natural beauty of the area, crossing meadows and wandering through pristine pine forests.
The ice rink at West Lake is open every day from 10 in the morning to 9 in the evening. You can rent skates at Chub's located adjacent to the ice for 10 dollars per person per session.
Always a magical adventure, dog sledding is a wonderful experience whether you sit on the sledge and enjoy whizzing through the woods, or take a mushing class and do a spot of sledge driving yourself. On the one hand it takes a certain level of fitness and a quick mind, on the other, pretty well anyone whose basically fit can do it.
Triple Treat Sleigh Rids will take you on a lovely thirty minute sleigh ride through the Valley of the Ten Mile range before a rest stop where you roast marsh mallows over the wood stove, pet the horses, take some photographs and drink some hot chocolate.
You can also enjoy an evening ‘Dessert Ride’ in the moonlight to the same warming tent where this time there’s a wider range of scrummy desserts along with your hot chocolate. There’s also live music played around the stove.
The Colorado Kite Force will take you snow kiting on nearby frozen Lake Dillon which is surrounded by stunning scenery. It’s easy to learn and exciting once you start moving. You can use your normal skis or board and a short lesson is all that’s required to get you started.
Copper has its own video games arcade with a wide range of new and classic games machines including pinball tables.
Indoor Freestyle Training Centre
The Woodward at Copper Barn was a world first facility (there’s now a second centre in Switzerland). It’s a unique asset to the resort, an indoor year round ski and snowboard training camp dedicated to park and pipe training in safety.
The centre provides a safe learning facility for all ability levels of skier or boarder in park or pipe. There are 19,400 square feet of sliding space, with surfaces covered in British made Snowflex artificial slope material. A wide variety of training sessions are available, many combining both indoor and outdoor elements.
Copper Mountain Athletic Club has a swimming pool, steam room, hot tubs as well as fitness facilities including a gym with weight training equipment and a squash court.