Ski Cooper: Skip the Crowds, Lift Lines, and Pretense
Opens Dec. 7, 2022! (Snowfall permitting)
Ski Cooper is a great place to escape the crowds and take a much-needed break in the mountains. There are no crowds, lift lines, high prices, high-rise condos, or hard man-made “snow.” At Cooper, it’s all about skiing and boarding in wide-open spaces!
Uncrowded Slopes and a Laid-Back Vibe
- Come play in all-natural snow, on Colorado’s softest surface.
- Get away from the crowds–no lift lines here!
- Find terrain to match everyone’s skills, from the best beginner terrain in the country, up through epic powder, glades, and bumps.
- Relax with a down-to-earth atmosphere and the most family-friendly vibe around.
- Enjoy tasty food and drinks–including the Timberline Taproom, with Colorado beers and pub fare.
- All at prices that let you bring the whole family!
Yurt Dinners & Special Events
Take a snowcat ride to a special dinner in Ski Cooper’s mountaintop yurt.
Join us for a special “Snowcat, Cookies & Cocoa” family event over the Christmas holidays. Take a snowcat ride to the yurt for cookie decorating, hot cocoa, and mulled wine.
Details and dates are coming soon!
Cooper offers a new, more affordable way to go cat skiing! Advanced skiers and snowboarders can buy half-day morning or afternoon sessions as an add-on to their season pass or day pass. Cat skiing will be available as snowfall allows. Enjoy the thrill and adventure of cat skiing and the breathtaking views on Chicago Ridge.
Black Diamonds at Ski Cooper
Ski Cooper opened the new Tennessee Creek Basin in early 2020, with 16 new double black runs, 3 new black diamond runs, and 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 64 trails, five lifts, and terrain variety to choose from, groups of all ability levels will find something to love at Cooper. Check the trail map and start planning your ski days!
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.
Back by popular demand, $30 Thursdays will return for January and February 2023!
- $30 day passes when you buy online at least 48 hours in advance
- $30 rentals
- $30 off of Ski School lessons
Plus live music!
Save on Day Passes
Even with this exciting expansion, Cooper is still one of the least crowded and most affordable resorts in Colorado. If you ski a lot, buy a season pass and get great on that new black diamond terrain!
At Cooper, all season passes, day passes, and rentals will be loaded onto the Cooper Card (RFID). Please go online before your visit to create your profile, upload your photo, and sign any waivers. Once you get your card, you will never stand in the ticket line again – just proceed directly to the lift with your loaded card.
Ski Where Heroes Trained
If you’re a history buff, check out Ski Cooper’s history as a training ground for World War II heroes, the 10th Mountain Division ski troopers. Check out the new Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument adjacent to Ski Cooper. Warm up after skiing by exploring historic Leadville.
Get Your Pass Today
Plan your getaway to the wide-open slopes and fresh air at Ski Cooper. Plan your visit today!