Ski Cooper

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Ski Cooper
United States
Phone: 719 486-3684

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About the Ski Resort

Enjoy the lowest lift ticket prices in Colorado at Ski Cooper this
holiday season. Adults ski or board for just $36, kids for just $18!
Please check back after the holidays for more great deals from Ski Cooper!

Ski Cooper is located in the San Isabel National Forest near the historic town of Leadville and is one of the oldest ski areas in Colorado. The ski area opened in 1942 as a training site for the 10th Mountain Division Special Forces that fought in the Alps during World War II.

Ski Cooper is one of the kinder, gentler ski areas that is great for beginner skiers and families. It offers diverse terrain with 26 trails on 400 skiable acres.

A variety of lessons are available at the mountain, from beginners & first timers to more challenging classes. Groups & private lessons are also offered. Many of their instructors have nearly 20 years of teaching experience.

On-mountain, you will also find equipment rentals for the entire family. They have everything you will need for ski vacation. Skis, snowboards, gear & more

Or, for the more adventurous skier, try backcountry skiing on Chicago Ridge by snowcat. There are 2,460 acres of treed and bowl skiing; and you can go as high as 12,600 feet in elevation atop the Continental Divide. The slopes vary from 3,000 to 10,000 feet in length with vertical drops up to 1,400 feet per run. Ski Cooper offers Snowcat tours to the ridge from mid-December to early April.

There is more than just alpine skiing. Telemarkers, cross-country skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers enjoy this great terrain in the San Isabel National Forest.

Close to Ski Cooper is some great cross-country skiing. The Piney Creek Nordic Center offers 25 kilometers of groomed cross-country (track and skating). Or, you can tour the Continental Divide at your own pace by snowmobile.

After a day of skiing, explore nearby Leadville. You will find a variety of reasonable lodging options and a variety of things to do from sleigh rides, shopping and museums to just relaxing in one of the many fine restaurants.

From Denver, take I-70 west to Exit 195 at Copper Mountain Resort, go south on Highway 91 to Leadville. On the north side of Leadville turn right on Highway 24 and go another nine miles to the top of Fremont Pass.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 25 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  30 %

 More Difficult:  40 %

 Most Difficult:  30 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  10,500 ft
Summit elevation:  11,700 ft
Vertical drop:  1,200 ft
Skiable area:  400 acres
Annual snowfall:  250 in
Snowmaking:  0 %
Number of trails:  26
Number of lifts:  5
Types of lifts:  2 Surface Lifts,
 1 Double Chair,
 1 Triple Chair

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

Ski Cooper ski area is located 120 miles from Denver via I-70 west to CO 91 to US 24. The resort is 10 miles north of Leadville.