Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain
Photo Credit » Todd Powell

Frisco is Copper ‘s town and Copper is Frisco’s resort.  This is the reasonable conclusion the two entities came to because of our shared resources.  The partnership between these two towns has been longstanding and growing over the past few years. Copper is only 6 miles west of Frisco on Interstate 70 and offers many opportunities  for fun with just a short bike ride, bus ride or car ride away.  Contact Copper‘s Guest Services at 970-968-2882 for more information on lodging, hotels and specific activities or call the Frisco-Copper Information Center at 1 (800) 424-1554 on ideas on making the most of your trip by combining both towns.

Copper Facts

Location: Copper Mountain is just 75 miles from Denver with 2,450 acres of skiable terrain and a village that feels more like a neighborhood. Copper’s guests enjoy steps away lodging, après ski entertainment, naturally divided terrain, exciting events and a welcoming, knowledgeable staff. Begin your Copper experience with the online films and photo galleries at

Seasons: (weather and condition-dependent)

Winter: Early November through mid-April

Summer: Mid-June through Labor Day weekend (early September)

Base Elevation: 9,712 feet/2,926 meters

Summit Elevation: 12,313 feet/3,767 meters

Vertical Drop: 2,601 feet/793 meters

Lifts: 22 total (1 six-person, high-speed lift; 4 high-speed quads; 5 triple chairlifts; 5 double chairlifts and 7 surface lifts)

Lift Capacity: 32,324 skiers per hour

Skiable Acres: 2,450 acres/985 hectares makes Copper one of the largest ski and snowboard resorts in Colorado

Marked Trails: 126 (21% beginner, 25% intermediate, 36% advanced, 18% expert)

Average Snowfall: 282 inches/710 centimeters

Snowmaking: 380 acres/154 hectares

Longest Run: 2.8 miles/5 kilometers (Soliloquy to Roundabout)

Cross-Country/Nordic Skiing/Snowshoeing: 25 kilometers of trails allow skiers to make their way through the picturesque White River National Forest.

Additional Activities (season-dependent): Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, Tubing, Snowmobiling, Copper Mountain Stables Sleigh Rides, Dog Sledding, Cross Country Skiing, Racquet and Athletic Club, Spa Facilities, Shopping, Dining, Après/Nightlife

For information about the Summit Stage (free, county-wide bus) and its routes between Frisco and Copper, stop into the Information Center at 300 Main Street in Frisco for a paper map/schedule brochure, go to or call their office at (970) 668-0999.