Copper Mountain Ski Resort


Backcountry Skiing/Splitboarding – Copper Mountain Ski Resort

Skin up daytime routes at Copper Mountain and ski or ride down.

  • Fri, Mar 29, 2024
  • Gore Range Group
  • Backcountry Skiing/Splitboarding
  • Adults
  • Moderate, Intermediate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,375 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 10,900 ft
  • Pace: 1.5

9:10 AM Ready to walk to the TH. Meet outside the Union Creek Ski School building near the big bell. The base area has bathrooms. You will need to plan your parking and base bus ride with enough time to be ready.

I suggest you park in the free Alpine lot at Copper Mtn (entrance off of Hwy 91) no later than 8:30 AM. Plan on traffic delays and the slow entrance to Copper's parking. Take the free Green Shuttle bus to the West Village. We will meet at 9 AM under the sign on the Schoolhouse building. The Schoolhouse has easy-access restrooms. We'll walk to the TH together shortly after everyone has taken care of nature needs. If you are not familiar with Copper Mountain logistics, please call me if you want to discuss the instructions to get to our meeting location.  

Alternate: take the Summit Stage from Frisco to Center Village. From there, take the Copper inter-village bus to the West Village. 

We will skin up Copper Mountain Uphill on Route [4] Lewis Ranch Daytime Uphill Route, 2.55 MILES, 1375 FT. Elevation Gain, mostly on trail in the woods. At the top of the designated route, we'll transition to return to the base on downhill ski runs at Copper. With luck, we'll have a fresh dusting on a bluebird day.

Copper Mtn Uphill Pass Required  This is FREE if you have a Copper or Ikon ski pass.

Map & Uphill info:

Boilerplate: Participants' email addresses may be shared with other participants, and trip images may be shared on Facebook or other media. If you have known medical conditions that may manifest themselves during this activity, please notify the leader before the trip. If you have known exposure to a COVID-positive case within 5 days of this trip, do not come. Do not come if you are sick. If applicable, bring money for ride sharing. No pets. 10 essentials and clothing appropriate for the weather, trail lunch/snacks.


Copper Mountain Ski Resort

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Gear: AT, Telemark, or Splitboard uphill with skins. The descent is on open Copper Mountain downhill ski runs. 

Your daypack should include clothing layers and food as appropriate. We will always be inside the resort boundaries. 

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