Ski Cooper: Skip the Crowds, Lift Lines, and Pretense
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!
Cooper offers advanced skiers and snowboarders an affordable way to go cat skiing! While cat skiing is closed for the 2022-2023 season, please check back next year. You’ll 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 March 30, April 6, and April 13, 2023!
- $30 day passes when you buy online at least 48 hours in advance
- $30 rentals
- $30 off of Ski School lessons
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.
Be sure to join us for 10th Mountain Day on Feb. 24, 2023, to honor these heroes! The ski down parade of flags takes place at 1:30 p.m.
Get Your Pass Today
Plan your getaway to the wide-open slopes and fresh air at Ski Cooper. Plan your visit today!