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Fun Little Ski Area

I have been skiing at Ski Cooper since the early 1990’s. Not much has changed over the past 25... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Centennial, Colorado
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Friendly staff, great ski school for kids, no lines!

We travel from St. Louis the same weekend every year to ski at Ski Cooper. My kids all learned to... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2019
Jen C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Ski Cooper is a family-friendly, affordable Colorado ski resort located just outside of historic Leadville, known for short its lift lines, soft snow, and an authentic skiing atmosphere. Base area amenities include a day lodge, cafeteria, Irish pub...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Leadville, CO
+1 800-707-6114
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been skiing at Ski Cooper since the early 1990’s. Not much has changed over the past 25 years. Still the same friendly staff. No lift lines. Always great memories!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

We travel from St. Louis the same weekend every year to ski at Ski Cooper. My kids all learned to ski here, as did I. There are never lines to get on the lift. They have excellent ski instructors at Panda Patrol. My kids are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

This is an awesome place with easier trails, family friendly, definitely great place for beginners or practice.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

This is a low key resort with excellent skiing. The peak is 11,000+ feet. The runs are long and interesting. The chairs are a ten minute ride to the top, but with excellent weather and views this is not a problem. Everyone is friendly, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

We had a couple of friends recommend Ski Cooper for our spring break ski destination. Wow, are we glad we acted on their suggestion! It was the perfect location to teach our 9-year-old daughter to ski and to reorient our 40+ year-old bodies to slopes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

My niece and I had an amazing time at Ski Cooper this season. I took Ski Lessons and learned to ski here in 2013 but didn’t make it back until 2015 and now 2019. I have skied at some of the other resorts in CO...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

I enjoyed the setting of Cooper Mountain. I liked the simple set-up, the lack of commercial and residential development, and it's off-the-beaten-track location. I really enjoyed the big trees that dotted the trails. The mountain has a lot of nice beginner and intermediate cruising trails....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Greg0ry
Reviewed March 8, 2019

This place is very fun to ski, short lines, and nice lifties. However, my friend and I went to the cafeteria and I bought a hot chocolate. I let it cool, and it tasted like water! I went back to the lady at the cafeteria...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Families are discovering the great value at Ski Cooper every day. The cost is about one third of what the major resorts charge. That means 3 days of skiing for the price of one. We just skied for 3 pre-Spring Break days. Lift lines and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

Good shape trails! Really good I mean it ! Clear and visible info about trails ! A lot for kids ! Enjoyed 2 days and will come back again .

Date of experience: February 2019
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DanaJ754, Guest Relations Manager at Ski Cooper, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Cooper! Thank you for your review, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Jill P
August 19, 2019|
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Response from U2533GRpeterc | Reviewed this property |
According to the Ski Cooper website, work is progressing on schedule and is planned to be open for the 2019-2020 season. The Tennessee Basin will offer steeper double black diamond terrain. Steeper than anything on the front... More
Liana C
August 28, 2018|
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Response from dgmac2018 | Reviewed this property |
You will rent ski equipment for the day so after your lesson you should still have the equipment for rest of the day. Magic carpet is a pulley system track on the ground that moves you up the small hill used for beginners so... More
August 8, 2018|
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Response from SheilaLovesTravel | Reviewed this property |
They definitely are open for things like musical weekends, barbecues, etc. If you sign up for the Ski Cooper newsletter, they'll inform you of when they have off-season happenings, which is quite often. As to snow in August... More