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.

Snowshoeing Up Copper Peak with REI

by Sally Francklyn

On February 11, 2018, I was invited to go snowshoeing at Copper Mountain. This event was through the newly opened Adventure Station at Copper, near Camp Hale coffee shop. My friend Scott went with me, and we were ready to summit Copper Peak—or at least snowshoe to the top. 

First Timers Guide to Tucker Mountain: Copper Hidden Gems

by Lisa Blake

 

One of the most thrilling perks (and hidden gems) at Copper Mountain is the free Tucker Mountain Snowcat. Expert skiers and riders load up in groups of 12 to catch a free ride to 273 acres of glorious high-alpine back bowls. When other resorts’ powder days have churned into crunchy bumped-out runs, Copper skiers are soaking up face-shots on Tucker, some of Colorado's best in-bounds terrain.

The Story Behind High Fives Foundation

By Tracy Greenhalgh

 

Tragedy struck, then the rising

The High Fives Foundation, started nine years ago by Roy Tuscany, poses a powerful mission statement: To support the dreams of outdoor sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries.

Family Day at Copper

by Lu Snyder

Family ski days with your little tyke can be both exhilarating and (dare I say it?) a little boring. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of seeing your youngster get a taste of the sport you love, but unless you’re a beginner skier or boarder yourself, green runs can get old, fast.

It doesn’t have to be that way.