Copper Uncorked

By Sally Francklyn

Copper Uncorked is a wing challenge, and I wanted to check it out—it was a different event at a ski resort, because it was not focused on skiing or riding. I was a little thrown off because I’ve watched wing challenges before, and they’re focused on who can eat the greatest amount of spicy wings in the shortest amount of time. But when I found out this Copper event was driven by wings made by the resorts’ chefs, I was fascinated.

REI Rendezvous Snowshoe Happy Hour Adventure

by Tracy Greenhalgh

REI and Copper Mountain are at the top of my list of endorphin-inducing places.  REI for getting me outfitted, prepped and excited for my outdoor shenanigans, and Copper Mountain for being my ultimate outdoor playground. Lucky for us they’ve joined forces this season to create some unique and fun adventures to give us even more ways to play on the mountain and make our brains happy.

Recently I had the opportunity to join the REI Rendezvous Snowshoe Happy Hour, one of their many intriguing adventure offerings, after a fantastic day of skiing.

Getting the Most Out of an Adult Ski Lesson

by Lisa Blake

I took comfort in the knowing, sympathetic half-smile on my ski instructor’s sunbaked face when I told him the birth of my skiing career consisted of girlfriends dropping me at the top of blue and black runs at Copper Mountain 15 years ago and giving me a “good luck, you’ve got this, just follow us” pat before vanishing downhill.

Know the Snow: Spring Conditions

As spring skiing begins so do spring conditions. While you soak up the sun, it’s important to remember that the snow surface is constantly changing due to the warming temperatures. It can be a ton of fun but you’ll want to stay alert as you make your way around the mountain. Skier safety is Copper’s number one goal! Here are things to remember:

New Copper Community Planning Underway, including Proposed Neighborhood Near Alpine Lift

As you may have heard, Copper is underway with plans to bring new community offerings to the resort, including at the base of the Alpine lift in the resort’s East Village, and at the Chapel and North Alpine Lots.

The proposed “Alpine Neighborhood” at the base of the Apline Lift is planned to include new construction single-family homes and townhomes and a new hotel with slopeside accommodations and dining options open to the public.

Copper’s new alpine coaster adds to the resort’s arsenal of fun

by Lu Snyder

If you thought a winter vacation in the Colorado Rockies was all about skiing or snowboarding, think again. Now that Copper Mountain’s new Rocky Mountain Coaster is open, there are even more ways to enjoy the mountain – whether or not you like strapping boards to your feet.

Never been on an alpine coaster? Neither had I. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Imagine a cross between an alpine slide and a one-car rollercoaster that winds down the mountain, in and out of pine forests, along and over ski runs.