One of the more down-to-earth resorts in the incredible Rocky Mountain corridor that features towns with names like Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Frisco, Copper Mountain is a Colorado local's favorite tucked in amongst its glitzier neighbors.
Located only 75 miles from Denver, Copper boasts a summit elevation of 3767m, a vertical drop of nearly 800m, and 22 lifts servicing 985 hectares of powder, pistes, terrain parks, and halfpipes.
It's Copper's impressive freestyle playground that has lured the FIS Freestyle World Cup tour back to its slopes for the 2016/17 season. Blessed with a cross course, four terrain parks, and two halfpipes, Copper is more than equipped to play host to the best freeskiing talent on the planet.
Copper's 22' Superpipe is typically among the earliest opening facilities in North America, and that pipe will be put through its paces in early December when World Cup halfpipe action kicks off the new winter on Copper's slopes.
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