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post #31 of 35
I put my post in the middle of the quote haha. Here is what I wrote in response........I've never hit reso bowl I'm more of an on piste type of dude ....we were thinking about maybe trying Ski Cooper on Monday to avoid the holiday crowds per a suggestion on this board. Looking at the trail map it seems rather small. Does anyone with experience have any opinions on the place? Is it legit or too short?
post #32 of 35
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I put my post in the middle of the quote haha. Here is what I wrote in response........I've never hit reso bowl I'm more of an on piste type of dude ....we were thinking about maybe trying Ski Cooper on Monday to avoid the holiday crowds per a suggestion on this board. Looking at the trail map it seems rather small. Does anyone with experience have any opinions on the place? Is it legit or too short?

 

"Legit" is not really a term for Ski Cooper, although it was good enough to train 10th Mountain to go be badasses in WWII Italy, so maybe its good enough for you. ;)

 

In reality, Cooper has NO advanced terrain. Black runs are generally at the level of Colorado Blues.  Some you will find absolutely perplexing- Motherlode is generally groomed daily, and is easy green pitch with one segment that could possibly be considered blue level. Powderkeg is the only run on the mountain arguably deserving to be called a black.

 

Most of the mountain is good groomed cruising terrain.

 

Vert is 1200 feet. Not huge, but most chairlift installs are between 1000 and 2000 vertical feet, so on a lap to lap basis I think it is just fine. The double chair on the front side is pokey, the triple on back less so, and the backside is North facing, has more ungroomed, and tends to ski better imo.

 

The place has a great, friendly, laid back vibe. The lodge food is good and cheap. It seems everybody there is having fun. For an experienced skier, it is DEFINITELY not a place to build a vacation around, but I strongly recommend it for folks either looking to take lessons or that like an easy day to break out of the jet lag before moving onto the main event.

 

If you are saying that you are a groomer type of guy, I would give it some consideration for a day.

post #33 of 35
Wow that was an awesome answer, thanks a lot. From your description it sounds like it may be a good idea to hit Cooper on Monday and get back in the groove and then hit Copper Tues-Sat

I'm an intermediate level skier so relaxing groomers on the first day are probably what I would want at Copper anyway. I usually don't make it over to East village until the afternoon of the first day at the earliest

Thanks again for a great answer
post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by bluebird311 View Post

I put my post in the middle of the quote haha. Here is what I wrote in response........I've never hit reso bowl I'm more of an on piste type of dude ....we were thinking about maybe trying Ski Cooper on Monday to avoid the holiday crowds per a suggestion on this board. Looking at the trail map it seems rather small. Does anyone with experience have any opinions on the place? Is it legit or too short?

 I got a free ticket to cooper and it was not worth the drive.... Most of the runs require little or no turning at all to reach the bottom if there is any powder, (pretty short and flat).   You may like it better then me though,  I'm not a groomer skier.  

post #35 of 35
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We just returned from Powder Mtn. Ut where we met several retired couples who spend from a month to the entire winter there.  We are already plotting how we can join this lucky group.  At the same time, we are encouraged that these couples in their 60's and 70's are still able and enthusiastic skiers - there is hope for us!

This is probably where we will wind up, my bro has a townhouse in Ogden, so PowMow and Snowbasin look to be in our Big Picture plan.

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