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Terrain Parks - Copper Mountain


Rider's Guide

Copper Mountain is a really amazing and truly enormous resort that gets 280 inches of snow per year, has over 20 lifts including five high-speeds to over 140 trails, with a longest run of 1.7 miles and has trails that are rated 21 percent beginner, 25 percent intermediate, and 36 percent advanced.

Parks and Pipes

It's also famous for having one of the world's best terrain parks. Each of the parks are groomed every night and the pipes are recut frequently. Experts go straight for the shack jib, giant tabletops, hip features, and an eight-foot wall ride set atop a 17-foot quarterpipe, then jump The Shaft, a 60-foot table, and gird yourself for the Main Vein 22' Superpipe. Playground Park is packed with small kickers, rollers, and tables as well as a very respectable 200-foot-long minipipe with 6-foot-high walls, all for the beginner to intermediate rider who isn't quite ready to take on the monster features at Woodward Central Park.

Out of Bounds

You can choose from a nearly infinite number of exciting outdoor sports such as horseback riding, sledding, hot air ballooning, ice skating, snowmobiling, jeeping and offroad driving, rock and ice climbing, and cross-country skiing. A must do is Copper Mountain's snow tubing hill where you cruise down lanes with differing degrees of pitch. If you want to try your hand at dog sledding you can take a ride, or attend a mushing class at Mountain Adventure Center. You might even want to go rip up the powder on one of their powerful Polaris snowmobiles. When you're feeling really wild, contact Colorado Kite Force to experience the newest and fastest growing winter sport: Snowkiting. It's like windsurfing on a snowboard—you have to experience it to believe it.

Hangout & Hookup

The area's hotspot is JJ's Rocky Mountain Tavern. Jack and Jill have Jack's Slopeside Grill and Jill's Umbrella Bar, which are popular local hangouts. Endo's Adrenaline Cafe will keep you up all night as the name suggests.

Image courtesy of Copper Mountain