A family vacation to Copper Mountain is full of adventure in any season. The resort town is known for it’s fantastic skiing with plenty of terrain to keep any and all ability levels entertained. Start with one of the best ski schools around (options exist for half-day to multi-day packages), add groomed beginner runs and advanced expert-only trails–plus snow cat accessed backcountry terrain–and you’ve got the beginning of the perfect vacation.
Get dialed-in with these hot spots for the best winter experience
Those looking for the comforts of home in a quiet setting right at the base of the mountain will love Copper Springs. The suites range from 1-5 bedrooms with full kitchens, fireplaces, and plenty of space for families. Look for last minute lodging specials for the best price; coppercolorado.com/winter/plan_and_buy/lodging.
Whether mom and dad drop the kids off at ski school for the day, or the whole family joins in on a lesson, Coppers’s first-class ski school instructors will send you home shredding like you never knew possible. Start with a Quickie Refresher Lesson, or sign on for a full day; coppercolorado.com/winter/ski_and_ride_school.
If you are looking for another way to spend time outside in the snow, try Copper’s Tubing Hill. The whole family can ride the moving carpet to the top of the hill and race down tubing lanes carved from the snow. Pre-purchase tubing tickets for up to a 20% discount; coppercolorado.com/winter/plan_and_buy/tubing.
Woodward at Copper
Woodward offers skiers and riders a truly amazing experience in a 19,400 square foot barn complete with Snowflex jumps into foam pits. The indoor facility also features trampolines, mini-bowls, jib lines, and spring floors for mastering that next big trick. Drop-ins welcome, or take a private lesson. coppercolorado.com/winter/plan_and_buy/woodward/index.html
JJ's Rocky Mountain Tavern
Sit back and relax on the outdoor patio at JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern, located right at the base of the Super Bee lift. Bask in the afternoon sunshine, take in the amazing views, listen to live music, and sip a local brew to recoup after a long day on the slopes. Restaurant opens daily at 11am, happy hour runs every day of the week from 3-6pm. coppercolorado.com/winter/events_and_activities/restaurants/jjs/index.html
By C. Sagan