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Cooper Ski Resort

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Overview

Cooper is located 9 miles north of Leadville and is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this season. It has soft all-natural snow and views of Colorado’s highest peaks, Mt. Elbert & Mt. Massive.  The terrain includes cruisers, glades, bumps and powder across 39 runs. The base elevation is 10,500 ft with a 1200 ft vertical drop. Snowcat skiing access on Chicago Ridge includes 2600 acres of powder, bowls and timber skiing.  Restaurants include Katie O’Rourke’s Irish Pub, a Mountaintop Yurt and the cafeteria.

No lodging within walking distance. Motels, hotels, condos, and B & Bs available in Leadville.

Inside Scoop

Ski school offers programs for group and private "Learn to Ski" classes; Panda program. Ski rental and repair available on site. Restaurants, child care program for ages 2-7 years old. First aid at area, hospital in town.

Plan Your Trip

Cooper Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

59"
37"
25"
13"
0"
10"
Nov
39"
Dec
44"
Jan
44"
Feb
49"
Mar
14"
Apr
2"
May
0"
Jun

Terrain Overview

19%
Beginners Runs
25%
Intermediate Runs
31%
Advanced Runs
25%
Expert Runs
64
Runs in Total
1.4 mi
Longest Run
480 ac
Skiable Terrain

Total Lifts: 5

1
Triple Chairs
1
Double Chairs
3
Surface Lifts

Elevation

11700'
Summit
1200'
Vertical Drop
10500'
Base

Important Dates

December 11, 20212021/12/11
Projected Opening
April 17, 20222022/04/17
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
126
Days Open Last Year
77
Years Open
260"
Average Snowfall
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