While Copper Mountain, Colorado is a year-round destination, it truly shines in the winter with bountiful snowy fun. So pack up the family and head to the Rockies with 10Best.Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain
Hit the Slopes
With 2,465 acres of ski-able terrain, beginners and experts alike will have plenty of fresh, powdery pistes to keep them occupied. Have a need for speed? Try Super Bee, a wide, fast, meticulously groomed run that starts as a blue and then turns into a black.
Train at the Woodward
If you're ski season goal is to conquer the terrain park or execute that perfect jump, then spend some time at the Woodward, Copper Mountain's very own indoor training facility filled with trampolines and foam pits – everything you need to take your sport to the next level. Beginners and children are welcome too!Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain
Winter in the Village
Since Copper Mountain is one of the least-crowded resorts in the area, you'll have the charming winter village all to yourself. You'll find everything you need right in town, including a McCoy's Mountain Market, a fully-stocked grocer, as well as clothing boutiques, mountain outfitters and quirky gift shops.
Fun Off the Slopes
The non-skiers and boarders in your family won't be left wanting for something to do. Copper Mountain offers ice skating, snowshoeing and Snowcat access, and you can take a winter sleigh ride nearby in Summit County.Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain
Critterland for the Kiddos
Finally, there's a winter resort that caters to toddlers as much as to teenagers. If you're traveling with young kids, take them to Critterland for kid-sized fun. The area features a mini tubing hill, a tubing carousel and a snow climbing fort filled with tunnels and ropes where the little ones can climb and crawl.
This small Colorado town packs a big international punch when it comes to meal time. Sink your teeth into a juicy Angus steak at the C.B. Grille or grab some quick, kid-approved grub (think hot dogs and mac & cheese) at Copper Red Hots. Still sticking to those New Year's resolutions? Eat fresh at the Healthy Tomato.
Check Out the Nightlife
Copper Mountain's après-ski scene lets you enjoy live music, cold (or warm) drinks and toasty fireplaces. Enjoy outdoor drinks slope-side at Jill's Umbrella Bar before dancing the night away at Jacks in the Village. The lineup at JJ's Rocky Mountain Tavern is there for your live music fix.Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain
Adrenaline Rush on the Alpine Rush Zipline
For some, strapping on skis and heading down the mountain is enough to get the adrenaline pumping, but if you need something a little more heart-stopping, strap into a harness at the Alpine Rush Zipline. Two riders can fly side-by-side over West Lake, reaching speeds of up to 30 MPH.Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain
Relaxation at the Copper Mountain Spa
While the kids are out enjoying the snow, take some much deserved R&R at the Copper Mountain Spa & Athletic Club. Swedish and deep tissue massage, Altitude Adjustment head and shoulders massage, aromatherapy treatments, foot reflexology and hot stone massage are all on the menu.
Aside from all the activities packed into Copper Mountain, the amazing natural scenery of the Rocky Mountains is reason enough to come.