Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Ski Cooper & Chicago Ridge Snowcat Skiing
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Ski Cooper is different, in all the right ways! Soft all-natural snow, terrain variety for everyone, down-to-earth laid-back atmosphere, family-friendly vibe, smiling faces, great food and drinks, and prices that allow you to bring the whole family. Cooper brings you the very essence of the authentic skiing experience, with none of the frustrating baggage that you'll find at the mega resorts.
General Skiing Information
Phone: 800-707-6114 - Discover authentic CO skiing at Cooper, where Colorado's softest snow meets a family friendly and laid back vibe, great terrain variety, lessons and clinics from the renowned Cooper Ski and Ride School, apres-ski fun in Katie O'Rourke's Irish Pub, and unmatched guest service, all at amazingly affordable prices. Practice your turns on some of the nation's finest beginner terrain, carve up smooth corduroy on the blue cruisers, or put your skills to the test in the bumps and trees. For the adventure seekers, 2,600 acres of powder bowls and glades await on snowcat-served Chicago Ridge. Sightseeing snowcat tours are available for those who wish to take in the views without skiing/riding. At the end of the day, enjoy a bite and a brew in Katie's, or under those bluebird Colorado skies on the deck. One of the most historically significant ski resorts in the nation, Cooper was founded by the men of the 10th Mountain Division who cut the first trails in 1941. Don't miss all of the fascinating historical items in the Lodge! Experience skiing the way it should be at Cooper.
Season Opening Date: December 10, 2016
Season Closing Date: April 9, 2017
Vertical Rise: 1,200 ft. (2,000 ft. possible cat served - Chicago Ridge)
Terrain: 400 acres (2,400 acres cat served - Chicago Ridge)
Number of Trails: 39
Longest Run: 1.4 miles (Trails End)
- Beginner - 31%
- Intermediate - 35%
- Advanced - 34%
Annual Snowfall: 260 inches
Lifts: 4 Total (1 Triple, 1 Double, 1 Platter and Colorado's longest Magic Carpet!)
Additional Activities: Ski Lessons, Chicago Ridge Snowcat Backcountry Skiing Tours, Sight-Seeing and Photography Snowcat Tours - No Skis Required, Shopping, Dining, Lodging.
Base Elevation: 10,500 ft.
Summit Elevation: 11,700 ft. (12,800 ft. possible cat served - Chicago Ridge)
Map Location: North Central H-12
Location: Ski Cooper & Chicago Ridge Snowcat Skiing is an hour and 45 minutes from Denver; and 45 minutes from Summit County. From I-70 take Exit 195 towards Leadville 22 miles, then follow the signs. Buena Vista is 40 minutes away, all along US Highway 24.
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Leadville & Twin Lakes Area, Colorado includes: Granite, Twin Lakes