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post #211 of 225
Winter park by far. Copper has the best early season skiing in the state, IMHO (up until thanksgiving or so), while winter park sucks until Christmas or so. After that, it's about 80% winter park, 20% copper.
post #212 of 225
I'm about 60% WP / 40% Copper.

The primary reason is getting off I-70 on shitshow days. The secondary reason is how good Jane parking is for a major ski area. Traffic aside, it would probably be reversed with 60% Copper.

I also have an A-Basin pass and given length of season skied the better part of 30% of my days there.
post #213 of 225
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Originally Posted by wolfelot View Post

Assuming you don't own a condo, live in Denver, and have the RMSP+ pass do most people have more days at WP or Copper?

Sorry for the thread hijack.

 

My plan when I first got the RMSP+ was to go about 50/50. Due to I-70 traffic, I would often start out fully intending to go to Copper, but by the time I got to Empire, say to myself "I just can't stay on this godforsaken highway" and pull off toward WP. So over the past 2 years it has ended up being about 80% WP.

post #214 of 225

You didn't ask me, because I have a condo at Breck, so it's obvious which one I prefer from a travel perspective - but I've also had far more good ski days at Copper than WP. WP always seems to have the interesting lifts closed for wind holds, and that wind is brutal with nowhere to hide.

post #215 of 225
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Originally Posted by bounceswoosh View Post

You didn't ask me, because I have a condo at Breck, so it's obvious which one I prefer from a travel perspective - but I've also had far more good ski days at Copper than WP. WP always seems to have the interesting lifts closed for wind holds, and that wind is brutal with nowhere to hide.

Huh. That's only happened to me once. Real drag though.
post #216 of 225
Thanks guys. I see myself as a 60% WP 40% Copper guy or maybe a bit more slanted to WP. That extra stretch of I70 can be an issue.
post #217 of 225

Frankly, I just don't find WP/MJ to be very interesting.  I get bored quite quickly.  In fact, I've probably skied WP/MJ less than 5% of the days I've skied Copper.

 

Mike

post #218 of 225
To each his own I guess. I think I could ski all year without getting bored at MJ. Still nice to have options though.
post #219 of 225
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post
 

Frankly, I just don't find WP/MJ to be very interesting.  I get bored quite quickly.  In fact, I've probably skied WP/MJ less than 5% of the days I've skied Copper.

 

Mike

 

 

This...just can't find a groove at WP/MJ especially the WP part.

post #220 of 225

I trend WP because the MJ and Eagle Wind trees are top notch . Copper has better alpine, but they are severely lacking in the tree department. The hike to terrain at both is a wash.

post #221 of 225
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Originally Posted by COBillsFan View Post

I trend WP because the MJ and Eagle Wind trees are top notch . Copper has better alpine, but they are severely lacking in the tree department. The hike to terrain at both is a wash.

Yea, the interesting terrain at WP/MJ is pretty much all trees outside of the bump runs. My family is trending heavily to preferring Copper, but my one son who has the powder/trees bug always wants to ski MJ for the trees.

I'm 50/50 there in terms of personal preferences. That's why they are a great pass combo - very different terrain strengths. WP is very benchy, though, and Copper is so much better for skiing with younger kids who are slow on the flats.
post #222 of 225
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Originally Posted by NayBreak View Post


Yea, the interesting terrain at WP/MJ is pretty much all trees outside of the bump runs. My family is trending heavily to preferring Copper, but my one son who has the powder/trees bug always wants to ski MJ for the trees.

I'm 50/50 there in terms of personal preferences. That's why they are a great pass combo - very different terrain strengths. WP is very benchy, though, and Copper is so much better for skiing with younger kids who are slow on the flats.


Hmmm... methinks you need to have a Copper regular show you some of the glades if you haven't found them, yet. We tend to ski a good number of treed areas, although perhaps not as long as those at WP, I think they can be plenty interesting. Many are not well known, I admit.

post #223 of 225
Will they be installing any new lifts at Copper this summer?
post #224 of 225

Would you count the replacement of the Woodward Poma with a carpet lift as a new lift? 

 

"Woodward is looking ahead to its greatest summer yet with a new surface lift and sound system being installed in Central Park. This Sunkid Surface lift will carry ski and snowboard campers 1,000 feet uphill across 215 feet of vertical rise, making it the longest surface lift in Colorado.​'

 

Nothing else announced yet.

post #225 of 225
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Originally Posted by ali pine View Post

 

Nothing else announced yet.

 

There is the affordable housing project.

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