Copper Mountain is a relatively small pocket of Summit County geographically but packs a lot of fun adventures in to that space. The resort is made up of the two large base areas of East Village and Center Village, with Union Creek and the golf course neighborhoods making up the surrounding areas. Copper is a perfect place to be based if you want to be right at the ski resort, as all of the neighborhoods are just a quick bus or walk away from the ski lifts. There are numerous options for dining and shopping, plus a wide range of year-round activities and events. Copper is also home to Woodward Copper which teaches freestyle ski, snowboard, skate, bike and cheer/tumble progression on the hill and at their 19,400 sqft indoor facility called The Barn.
Many Summit County locals will tell you that they love to ski Copper, as its naturally divided terrain provides a great skiing experience for everyone of all abilities. You’ll want to make sure you ride the Tucker Mountain Snowcat, have date night at the Moonlight Dine and Ski, and the view of the Ten Mile Range as you get off the Rendezvous chair is pretty hard to beat. However if you don’t ski there are lots of other things to do in the winter including tubing, snowshoeing, ice skating, riding the alpine coaster, getting some exercise at the Athletic Club, free concerts, enjoying apres-ski happy hour at Jacks or JJ’s, shopping or relaxing at one of the spas. Within an easy drive you can dog sled, snowmobile, ski to a backcountry hut or explore the rest of Summit County.
Summer in Copper is a pretty spectacular mix of outdoor activities and events. From anywhere in the resort you can easily hop on a scenic mountain trail and hike or ride your heart out. The Colorado Trail travels right through Copper and continues in either direction over mountain passes. There are over 50 miles of paved bike path in Summit County and from here you can ride either towards Frisco or up and over to Vail. Woodward is a unique and fun experience that anyone can do for a day or a camp – if you’ve never jumped in to a foam pit and want to channel your inner Red Bull athlete this is the safe way to do it! There are countless events and activities including races and rides like the Ragnar Relay and Copper Triangle, concerts and festivals such as Guitar Town and Cider Circus, zip lines, go karts, bumper boats and more to keep you busy.