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Ski Cooper Reviews

Positive Reviews


Awesome Mountain at an awesome price


Pros: wide open terrain, something for every ski level, easy transition between green, blue and black, personalized lessons

Cons: lifts are slower than other resorts, a little harder to get to, destination only ski area

This was an awesome experience.  Not sure what to expect on our first visit, afraid the lower cost might equal lower experience.   The staff there was great, friendly and very helpful.  There might even have been more employee cars in the parking lot than guest cars.  The lifts are a little slower than the bigger resorts, but we still tracked 17 runs, 20 miles of skiing and 16,000 vertical feet.   We were three strong intermediate skiers and snowboarders and had fun on every run.  The greens provide a little challenge and the blacks were not out of reach either.   Can't wait to get back and snowboard here again!

Negative Reviews


Family but Flat terrain - Ski Cooper a Rose waiting to bloom


Pros: No one is hardly around on a week day

Cons: No one is hardly around on a week day

Ski Cooper was one of the original training grounds for the 10th Mountain Division in World War II.  Many 10th Mtn vets went on to fame opening ski resorts after the war.  Vail and Aspen to name just two.   Cooper was orignally purchased by the County and operated in a way in which benefited the local community.  In fact before the Current Board of Directors took over all children in Lake County got free passes and could ski the hill for free.      The current Board of Directors took control in 1973 in a non open no bid contract.   All the vendors are awarded non bid contracts and only pay a percentage of gross sales as a lease.   The current 2 page lease expires May 21, 2012....
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