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Ski Cooper

Ski Cooper

Ski Cooper, 232 County Road 29 Leadville, CO 80461   |   (800) 707-6114   |   Website >

      Ski Cooper is closed starting Sunday, March 15, for an initial period ending Sunday, March 22.

      This closure is at the direction of the Governor’s Office, to slow the spread of COVID-19 and conserve medical resources in Colorado’s mountain communities. All races, events, and mountaintop yurt dinners are cancelled for the season. Please see SkiCooper.com for more information, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

      New: Double Black Diamonds at Ski Cooper!

      Ski Cooper Tennessee Creek Basin MapSki Cooper has opened the new Tennessee Creek Basin, with 19 new double black runs and a new lift! Come explore the new steep chutes, glades, and open runs at Cooper!

      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.

      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.

      Save Money on Lift Tickets

      Even with this exciting expansion, one thing hasn’t changed—Cooper is still one of the least crowded and most affordable resorts in Colorado. Cooper’s 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!

      Enjoy $30 Thursdays through season end!

      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.

      Why Ski Cooper

      Ski Cooper is a different kind of ski resort. It’s not like the mega resorts—no crowds, lift lines, pretension, high prices, high-rise condos, or hard man-made “snow.”

      Instead, it offers soft all-natural snow, terrain variety for everyone, a down-to-earth atmosphere, a family-friendly vibe, smiling faces, great food and drinks, and prices that allow you to bring the whole family. Buy your lift tickets today!

      Skip the Ski Crowds, Lift Lines, and Pretense

      What is Cooper? It’s the very definition of authentic skiing, with the softest snow surface in Colorado.

      • Terrain variety for all abilities, including the finest learning and beginner terrain in the country, up through epic powder, glades, and bumps.
      • The most family-friendly atmosphere you’ll find.
      • No lift lines.
      • Ski and ride school to get you on the snow having fun or take you to the next level.
      • Tasty food and bev options, including an Irish Pub for lunch and apres-ski fun.
      • Affordable for you and the whole family!

      Go Snowcat Skiing

      So that you can fully appreciate this pristine mountain landscape, Ski Cooper also offers snowcat skiing through powder bowls and glades from the top of 12,850’ Chicago Ridge. You’ll see views of snow-covered peaks in all directions, west to the Sawatch Range and beyond, and east to the tops of the Mosquito and Tenmile Ranges. 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.

      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!

      Dine in a Mountaintop Yurt

      For the 2020-2021 season, take a snowcat ride to the top of Cooper on Saturday night 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.

      Come discover the soft, all-natural snow at Ski Cooper this season!

      Enjoy Special Events

      Events at Cooper include live music and much more!

      Check the calendar and plan to join us!

      Get Your Pass Today

      Buy your pass at SkiCooper.com!

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