Ski Cooper Opens New Advanced RunsJanuary 17, 2020
Ski Cooper has now opened new double black diamond ski runs! Come discover 70 skiable acres of new advanced terrain!
New Tennessee Creek Basin Double Black Diamonds
- Powder Stache and Solstice: Glades with steep grades
- Bumpus Rumpus and Swan Song: Two of the area’s eight new chutes
- Maverick and Viper: Cleared runs
At the new Tennessee Creek Basin, you can explore 19 new named trails, all served by a new lift. The advanced terrain adds a fresh dimension to Cooper’s family-friendly vibe. Now, you can bring all your family and friends to Cooper, whether they’re expert or newbie skiers or boarders. With a total 60 trails, five lifts, and terrain variety to choose from, groups of all ability levels will find something to love at Cooper. Buy your lift tickets today!
Please note: Before entering Tennessee Creek Basin, please make sure you are ready to descend Double Black Diamond terrain. If you have questions in your mind about your ability to handle this terrain, DON’T GO – work on your skiing first. Better yet, take advanced lessons from Cooper’s Ski & Ride School until you feel proficient at extreme terrain.
Also, when riding up the Little Horse T-Bar, you must stay in the uphill track (directly under the haul cable). If you ski or ride outside this straight track, it can pull the haul cable from the wheels and close the lift. That means you and your friends might have to hike up!
6 More Great Things to Do at Ski Cooper
1) Save Money
Even with this exciting expansion, one thing hasn’t changed—Cooper is still one of the least crowded and most affordable resorts in Colorado. Our lift tickets top out at only $62 for an adult, with many discounts and specials. If you ski a lot, buy a season pass and get great on that new black diamond terrain!
Check our calendar for specials:
- 2Fer Tuesdays, with two-for-one lift tickets each Tuesday through Feb 25, 2020
- $30 Thursdays each Thursday through March 26, 2020
- Senior Day discounts for those aged 60 plus,Wednesdays through Feb. 26, 2020
2) Take Lessons
Cooper’s renowned Ski & Ride School will help you LOVE your time on the snow! Under the direction of seasoned and certified professional, Bill McGinty, our instructors are highly qualified, and incredibly friendly! You’ll feel comfortable from the word “go” in unparalleled private and group lessons, clinics, and multi-week programs. Whether it’s your first time on snow, or you’re looking to improve advanced techniques like powder, trees, or moguls, Cooper’s Ski & Ride School will help you reach your goals. Book your lesson today!
3) Go Snowcat Skiing
Power through 2,600 acres of open powder bowls, glades, and timber in the San Isabel and White River National Forests with snowcat skiing. Soak in spectacular scenery as you climb along the Continental Divide, up to 12,850′, with dozens of Colorado’s highest peaks in view. The slopes are from 3,000′ to 10,000′ long with vertical drops of up to 2,000′ per run. This area is roughly the size of Vail’s Back Bowls, with similar length, pitch, and vertical.
4) Dine in a Mountaintop Yurt
On Saturday nights, take a snowcat ride to the top of Cooper for a delicious gourmet meal in a cozy yurt. Your meal will be a pairing of locally sourced ingredients and local wines. Return to the base by snowcat. It’s an unforgettable experience! Mountaintop yurt dinners are for ages 14 and up.
5) Skip the Ticket Line
New this season at Cooper, all season passes, lift tickets, rentals, and lessons will be loaded onto the Cooper Key Card (RFID). To speed up your check-in process at Cooper, go online before your visit. You can create your profile, upload your photo, and sign any waivers so it will be done before you arrive. Once you get your card, you will never stand in the ticket line again – just proceed directly to the lift with your loaded card.
6) Enjoy Special Events
Events at Cooper include the following fun:
- 10th Mountain Day, a ski-down tribute to honor World War II ski trooper heroes who trained at Cooper Hill and nearby Camp Hale (Feb. 28, 2020)
- St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (March 17, 2020)
- Easter Egg Hunt on the snowy slopes (April 11, 2020)
- Live music and much more!
Check the calendar and plan to join us!
Come discover the soft, all-natural snow at Ski Cooper this season!