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“Great ski area, lots of locals” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Frisco or San Francisco. Denver or Dallas. It doesn't matter where you're from. If you've skied here, you've been raised on some of the best Colorado has to offer. For generations, people have valued a down-to-earth ski experience that puts friends, family and a relaxed mountain atmosphere above all else. It's why the Colorado front range has always considered Copper the home team, and why families from across the globe call Copper home. The place you go for a mountain experience that's refreshingly void of pretense. Wherever your home address may be, if you've skied here, you've been raised on Colorado. Welcome home.
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“Great ski area, lots of locals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

Made a trip to copper with some friends. We have never skiied here but were pleasantly surprised.

Everything is pretty organised and you drive into several parking lots, some of which are free. various shuttles ferry people to different areas of the mountain. It is easy to work out which shuttle to be on as sinage is quite good.

We went tubing which was fun. An activity that is a good option for those who cant or dont want to ski. Appeals to lots of age groups and the staff were friendly. There is a magic carpet on the side so you dont have to walk all the way up the hill. Although it isnt as long as other tubing areas (eg whistler is huge) it was still a ton of fun and managed to get over 8 runs in.

The snow was AMAZING and looked like it was frequented by many local experienced skiiers and snowboarders. Apparently it is extremely popular for snowboarding but i saw tripple the amount of skiers when i was there.

It is pretty reasonably priced, including food and drinks compared to other ski areas. Not a huge amount of water fountains which was a bit annoying but apart from that not too bad. The store had lots of options and offered lots of deals also.

There is a bucketload of trails availbable and caters to the novice to the super expert.

Nice to get away from the crowds and ski with locals!

ps if you decide to go tubing, book at least a week in advance. you are able to get a slight discount.

Visited March 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Gracious Customer Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

I bought a Groupon for Copper Mountain and failed to read the fine print that said the day I was there was blacked out for the deal. Having driven 2 1/2 hours to get there, I was frustrated. The person at the ticket window suggested I talk to Guest Services. I expected to be told "NO" but to my utter delight , they honored the groupon deal. Thank You Copper!! I also have a pass from the OTHER place nearby and am sure they would not be as gracious as you were !!! The skiing was great and I was happy!! Thank you for not being greedy!!!

Visited March 2013
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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“Great ski area.........”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is my 3rd trip to Copper over the past 5 years and I always enjoy it. Conditions raged from excellent to average for a Colorado ski area. But the variety of terrain is what makes this place great. Plus you can always find groomed trails, even in Copper Bowl. I'd recommend this are to anyone who has never skied in Colorado as a great place to start.

Visited March 2013
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Michigan
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“Great place to ski”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We were lucky enough to be approached on the hill by a pair of "mountain hosts". What a wonderful service. They showed us around the mountain (wherever you are comfortable skiing) and pointed out some beautiful spots on the mountain. They took pictures of our party for us. We didn't have to open the map or try to decide what lift to go to. There was a sudden change in the weather and they changed our route accordingly.
They will accept donations, but no charge for this wonderful service!!
Great place to ski! We enjoyed it so much!

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great skiing at reasonable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

This mountain has everything, except for the expensive lift tickets and busy lift lines. Varied terrain appeals to all level of skiers, although there isn't much in the way of 'bowl' skiing. Not overly busy, yet good family vibe to this resort. No fee for parking in Salt Lake City ski resorts, but expect to pay $15-25 here, as it is with Breckenridge & Vail.

Visited March 2013
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