Skiers have tons of amazing ski resorts to choose from, especially here in Colorado Ski Country USA. But Cooper is a special place all of its own. Here are 6 reasons that Cooper should be on your list this ski season.
1. No Crowds
Most skiers have just gotten used to waiting in long lift lines, and wading through crowds. But not at Cooper! If you have to wait 5 minutes in a lift line, it’s an extremely busy day! Nonexistent or short lift lines mean more time on the snow, and less time standing around. And with the exception of a few of the busiest holidays, you won’t even have to wait at the ticket window, the rental shop, or the cafeteria either!
2. Affordable Tickets, Passes, and Lessons
Let’s face it: skiing isn’t cheap. Skis, poles, snowboards, boots, winter outerwear… it all adds up! Then, when you do some comparison shopping of ski resorts, you find lift tickets approaching $200 for a single day! Well, Cooper is the affordable alternative. Cooper’s mission is to provide a top-quality ski area with comfortable facilities and excellent service, all at an affordable price.
3. Amazing Natural Snow
Cooper does not make any man-made snow. Mother Nature graces them with an average of about 260″ of natural fluffy stuff each season, and with a high base elevation (10,500′), that means that the snowpack remains cooler and drier, and thus lighter & softer.
4. Incredible Views
No matter where you are on the mountain, the views are incredible! To the southwest, you can take in the majesty of the Sawatch Range, including Colorado’s highest peak, Mt. Elbert, and neighboring Mt. Massive. To the west and northwest, you’re staring right at Homestake Peak, and the jagged beauty of the Mount of the Holy Cross. And with Colorado’s famous bluebird skies as a backdrop, it’s truly stunning!
5. Family Atmosphere
Cooper’s smaller size and uncrowded slopes make it the perfect family mountain. All trails lead back to the base lodge at the end of the day, so there’s no worrying that someone will end up three miles away! Plenty of novice and intermediate cruisers give the up-and-comers room for fun, and the glades and moguls keep the more advanced skiers interested. Plus, Cooper’s laid-back atmosphere and unassuming clientele make it a comfortable place to relax with the whole family.
6. Intimidation-Free Learning Environment
First-timers are welcomed with open arms at Cooper! The ski school has a number of excellent first-timer programs, and the EZ Street and ski school slopes are gentle, wide, manageable, welcoming, and uncrowded. No one will be judging, no one will be criticizing. You can learn to ski in peace, comfort, and confidence! Add in amazing soft snow and affordable prices, and you won’t find a better place to learn to ski or snowboard!