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Ski Cooper - Leadville

The historic and legendary town of Leadville sits among some of Colorado's highest and most beautiful snow-capped mountain peaks.

10th Mountain Division's Home

Leadville, Lake County, and the Twin Lakes Area offer both winter and summer visitors a wealth of vacation options. Take a drive along the Top of the Rockies National Scenic and Historic Byway. Ski at Ski Cooper where the men of the 10th Mountain Division trained and where skiing is the way it used to be with 250 inches of snow a year. The backcountry cat skiing snow is deep, steep, and pristine. Discover more about the area with Ski Experience and Terrain Parks.

Off the Slopes

Before it was known as a ski area, this mining town brought in silver, gold, molybdenum, zinc, manganese, and lead. Well-known people lived there like, Titanic survivor "the unsinkable Molly Brown," Horace Tabor, Meyer Guggenheim, and others. The area is a well-preserved historic building district of Colorado. Victorian homes and turn of the century brick buildings line its main street. Visit the Main Street's quaint coffee houses antique, gift and sport shops, or stop in one of the many dining options. The people and shopkeepers are some of the friendliest to be found. So tell only your best friends about Ski Cooper, because this Colorado ski area is one of best-kept secrets in the state.

Getting Here

The area is 100 miles from Denver and 130 miles from Colorado Springs and only 38 miles south of Vail. From Denver, simply take I70 west to CO 91 and head south for 20 miles or so. From Colorado Springs, enjoy the scenic Hwy 24 through Woodland Park and down the pass.

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Browse the categories and activities provided for ski vacation discounts for local lodging, restaurants, and lift tickets. Ski Coupons takes the guess work out of planning a winter ski and snowboard trip. With us, you'll get the skinny and an honest report on the top ski resorts in the United States, and you'll save big on your vacations.

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