Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Ski Cooper & Chicago Ridge Snowcat Skiing
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
Season Opening Date: December 7, 2022
Season Closing Date: April 16, 2023
Vertical Rise: 1,200 ft. (2,000 ft. possible cat served - Chicago Ridge)
Terrain: 480 acres (2,400 acres cat served - Chicago Ridge)
Number of Trails: 64
Longest Run: 1.4 miles (Trails End)
- Beginner - 17%
- Intermediate - 33%
- Advanced - 25%
- Expert - 25%
Annual Snowfall: 260 inches
Lifts: 5 Total (1 Triple-Piney Basin , 1 Double-10th Mountain, 1 Platter-Buckeye, 1 Magic Carpet-Colorado's Longest!) and Little Horse T-Bar.
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, all along US Highway 24.
More Activities & Information
Leadville & Twin Lakes Area, Colorado includes: Granite, Twin Lakes