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  • 2017/2018 Copper Mountain Uphill Access Pass is required for all non-lift access
  • Copper Mountain Up-Hill Policy is located here

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – Jan. 1, 2018 – Snowmaking operations at Copper Mountain are now complete, meaning uphill access will be open to guests beginning the morning of Jan. 1, 2018.

Uphill access at Copper Mountain is permitted with a 2017/18 Uphill Access Pass. All guests are required to display the Uphill Access Pass in order to skin or snowshoe within the resort boundary during non-operational hours. To obtain this pass, guests must complete and sign an uphill access waiver and wear a reflective armband in plain sight while on the hill. This pass is free and available for pick up at Copper Mountain’s Lower Patrol Room, located next to the American Flyer lift behind Jack’s, from 5 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Uphill access is restricted to non-operating hours. Guests participating in uphill travel in the morning must be at the restrooms at the top of Collage before lifts open to the public at 9:00 a.m. on weekdays, and 8:30 a.m. on weekends and holidays. Evening uphill access will not be granted until after 5:00 p.m. All trail and rope closures must be obeyed. Guests utilizing uphill access must remain in the middle of the trail and avoid blind spots.

The following routes are the only routes open to uphill access:

From East Village: Skid Road, Main Vein, Rhapsody, Copperopolis and Collage ending at the restrooms at the top of Collage.

From Center Village: Main Vein, Rhapsody, Copperopolis and Collage ending at the restrooms at the top of Collage.

Carefree to Coppertone ending at the tree island at the top of Coppertone where the trail intersects Highpoint.

From Union Creek (to Janet’s Cabin):  Roundabout to West Ten Mile ending at the National Forest Access Point gate.

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