Copper Mountain is a ski resort town nestled in the beautiful peaks of Colorado. The resort opened in 1972 and played host to the World Cup tour in 1976 with four alpine ski races.
The mountain serves as the starting point for the Copper Triangle, a cycling circuit that is home to the Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle Alpine Cycling Classic and benefits the Davis Phinney Foundation.
Copper Mountain Attractions
Venturing to the top of Copper Mountain is likely an activity at the top of your list of things to do while visiting. The mountain's summit reaches 12,313 feet and features 126 trails on 2,465 acres. A total of 22 lifts can take you to the apex so you can enjoy the ride back down.
Woodward Camp is a 19,400-square-foot indoor training facility in Copper Mountain that offers year-round snowboard and ski training. Individuals of all ages can take lessons as you learn how to ride the pipe or master new techniques. There are weekly classes, private lessons, drop-in sessions, barn passes, parties and even skate and bike sessions available for guests to Woodward Camp.
Copper Mountain during the winter is a fun zone of activities. Take to the tubing hill and race your family and friends down the mountain after being divided into four lanes or go on a thrilling adventure 30 feet above West Lake down the Alpine Rush Zip Line. Go skating at West Lake or bring along curling equipment and hockey nets for a pick-up game.
When you visit Copper Mountain during the summer you'll find that there are just as many things to do as there are during the winter. Enjoy a free lift ride to the top of Copper Mountain, go cross country skiing, downhill mountain biking or take a hike on the mountain. When you go for a hike, take in the view as you meander through the Colorado Trail and see the wildlife and plants that inhabit the area. Go-karts are a popular activity with families that visit Copper Mountain as they get to race each other around the track. You can go on a bumper boat or paddle boat ride on West Lake or even go bungee jumping on Copper Mountain. Be sure to check out the largest outdoor climbing wall in the state that has routes for all skill levels. Other great activities to enjoy on the mountain include the zip line, disc golf and the nine-hole mini golf course.
Don't be afraid to pamper yourself at Copper Mountain Spa and Athletic Club during your visit to the community. Facials offered at the spa are designed for the high altitude and help relieve the stress of the climate. A variety of massages are available including Swedish relaxation, pregnancy and deep tissue. Spa packages include Copper Signature Body Treatment, Relaxation, Gentleman's Getaway, The Pampered Teen, Ultimate Indulgence, Travelers Relief and Mountain Recovery.
Things to Do in Copper Mountain
Kids' Night Out: The thrilling Kids' Night Out is held by the Copper Mountain Resort Association and provides parents with three hours of free childcare while they go out and enjoy the sights. While your kids are being taken care of for three hours, go shopping and pick up something to commemorate your trip or have a nice dinner at a local eatery. Kids will get to do crafts, play games, watch movies and eat pizza.
Shopping: During your stay be sure to check out the Outlets at Silverthorne for savings at stores including J. Crew, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Nike and Gap. Find all the gear you need for your ski vacation, including ski and snowboard rentals. Dillon Farmers Market is a great place to find local produce including fruits and vegetables as well as handcrafted items such as jewelry and home goods. Kelly's Closet sells footwear and accessories for men, women and children including shoes, scarves, gloves, wallets, bags and luggage. Kokomo sells Colorado-made gifts, soaps, pottery, artwork and clothing while you can find trendy gear at Copper Sports.
Dining: You'll find restaurants in every part of Copper Mountain and Summit County. There are family-friendly options as well as fine dining choices for when you enjoy a night out on the town. Endos Adrenaline Cafe and Sala Mountain Cantina are must-sees, while other delicious eateries include Copper Red Hots, C.B. Grille, Grand Hall Market, Gustino's, The Healthy Tomato, Jack's Slopeside Grill and Bar and Solitude Station. Enjoy some coffee during your stay and head to Belgian Bean, Sky Chutes Coffee House or Daylight Donuts. Grab a bite to eat at the town's only outdoor establishment, Jill's Umbrella Bar. This restaurant has mountain views and serves a range of dishes including salmon, grilled chicken sandwiches and cheeseburgers.