West of Denver, the Copper Mountain ski area has 140 runs spread over 2,465 acres that are served by 23 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,600 feet. The Copper Mountain ski area is well-known by snowboarders for some of the best freeriding in Summit County.
On a pow day, head up the Storm King Lift and head down into Spaulding Bowl for 1,000 feet of 45 degree chutes and mini cliff bands.
Try the free snowcat service up Tucker Mountain or check out the Resolution and Spaulding bowls at above 12,000 feet. Also, ride the Enchanted Forest or Seventeen Glades.
Copper Mountain Resort is well known for its extensive terrain park options with over 70 park features. The Central Park terrain park has a unique urban-style setup worth checking out. In addition, the ski area has one of the top-rated Superpipes in the US.
For apres ski, head to Endos at the base of the American Eagle Lift, or head to McGillycuddys. Looking for nightlife? Check out Moosejaw, Barkleys, Pravda, or Frisco Disco.
Copper Mountain Resort is located 75 miles (121 kilometers) west of Denver and 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Vail off Interstate 70 at Exit #195, easily accessible from both the Denver International Airport and Eagle County Airport.
Overall, Copper Mountain Resort is the 20th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 28 snowboarding resorts in Colorado.