Copper's Ski Patrol works hard to keep all of our guests safe so they can have fun across the mountain! We appreciate everything they do day in and day out. Check back to the Copper Blog often for new photos!
Patroller Dave Engdahl at the top of Copper Bowl, Photo: Sadie Whyte
By Lisa Blake
Copper Mountain Ski and Ride School Manager Mike McFarland shares key advice on how to ensure a successful experience for your beginner.
1. Take a Lesson
Trying to wing it often leads to frustration and exhaustion for first-timers. A well-structured lesson introduces beginners to fundamental concepts before they ever start sliding on snow.
The forest is a magical place. A place to get in touch with nature and forget about the outside world. While you’re probably familiar with hiking, biking, skiing and snowboarding, there’s a different way you can whisk through the trees: on an alpine coaster.
by Ryan Wiegman
Follow Ryan at @digitallcowboy
Who - Erin VanProoyen
Department – Lift Operations
From – Michigan
Photo courtesy of Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort
By Sally Francklyn
My family has a ski cabin in Leadville, so I grew up skiing at Ski Cooper (and my dads backpack when he did hut trips). When I “graduated” from Ski Cooper at age eight, we began skiing at Copper Mountain. (This was before Super Bee and all the other lift “upgrades-” I remember when it used to be called B1 and B2.) I joined Junior Ski Patrol at Copper when I was 15 years old. Patrolling for ten seasons made me realize that hard work and commitment were necessary for success. I made some really close friends, and helped with some pretty traumatic events.