Although it’s hard for people who live in the southeast to believe, many western and northern ski resorts are continuing to have snowfall over plenty of past snow that has accumulated over the winter. That being said, die-hard snow sports enthusiasts can still get a few more weeks on the snow.

For example, Copper Mountain, located only 75 miles west of Denver, Colorado, is still posting weather conditions and is looking for more snow to fall. Three pedestrian-friendly villages make the resort a laid-back and inclusive destination.

You may be asking which snow sports are offered at Copper Mountain. Here’s a look at some of the sports amenities:
• world-class skiing
• tubing that ups the game
• the Rocky Mountain Coaster at Copper
• Critterland snow playground for the kids
• free Tucker Mountain Snowcats
• freeskiing mountain tours
• ski with a ranger opportunities
• ice skating
• REI Adventure Station including cross-country skiing

Snow sports cannot be experienced thoroughly without great apres-ski locations, and Copper has several outstanding spots. In fact, they have apres-ski eating spots on-mountain, which is just right for eager, hungry skiers.

There is the Solitude Station, located at the top of the American Eagle lift (11,250′ altitude). The scenery from this direction is made up of perfect views of the Gore and Ten Ranges. At this dining venue, you will find hot dogs, hamburgers, tacos, pizza and more. The food is spot on for tired snow bunnies and hares.

Chuck’s Wagon serves up a delicious variety of goodies, such as Raclette, schnitzel, chicken and waffles, and beef empanadas. All these items pair well with a nice, cold glass of brew. Chuck’s can be found at the base of the Rendezvous lift in the winter and at the bottom of the American Eagle lift in the summer. Copper also has good news for summer visitors. At the top of the Kokomo Express lift, a new restaurant called Koko’s will be serving indoors and out.

But the piece de resistance is the new Woodward Copper Barn which will incorporate 19,400 square feet. In the barn, there will be:
• an indoor training facility
• Olympic-grade trampolines
• foam pit jumps
• indoor ski training for all ages and abilities
• indoor snowboarding training for all ages and abilities

The Woodward will be open year-round and will be available to guests. Who knows, you may find that this time in the mountains to be one of the best vacations you’ve ever had.

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