With more than 20 percent of the Copper’s terrain designated as beginner, this mountain offers newbie’s incredible access. Beginners can take just two chairlifts and find themselves atop Union Peak’s 12,313-foot summit, and then they can enjoy the 2,000-plus vertical feet of green runs on the way down. Plus, the entire lower looker’s right side of the resort is almost entirely green runs. While Copper also has an excellent “learn to ski” zone for first timers between East Village and Center Village.
First-time skiers will want to start their day on the Gem surface lift (magic carpet), located between East Village and Center Village. There is also a beginner surface lift located next to the American Eagle chairlift, and three located at the bottom of the Kokomo lift. Once beginners can stop and make wedge turns it’s time for Pitchfork, which is ideal for first time chairlift riders. Once beginners have the hang of the chairlift, Kokomo lift and all the green runs beneath it are a great option. Copper is a great mountain to learn to ski because beginners can progress from one lift to the next and work their way up the mountain in a comfortable way. More experienced beginners have an overwhelming amount of terrain options off of the American Eagle, Union Creek, Kokomo, Lumberjack and Rendevous chairlifts.
There’s no better way to maximize your time on the slopes during your Copper ski vacation, or better acquaint yourself with the terrain, than taking a lesson. Copper Ski School offers private and group lessons for ages three and up.