OP already chose Copper.... They are going to have a great time there.
- itemBreckenridge Ski Resorttagged by Laurel Hill Crazie, 1/2/14
- itemCopper Mountaintagged by Laurel Hill Crazie, 1/2/14
- itemEldora Mountain Resorttagged by Laurel Hill Crazie, 1/2/14
- itemKeystone Resorttagged by Laurel Hill Crazie, 1/2/14
- itemSnowmasstagged by Laurel Hill Crazie, 1/2/14
- itemSteamboat Ski Resorttagged by Laurel Hill Crazie, 1/2/14
- itemSunlight Mountain Resorttagged by Laurel Hill Crazie, 1/2/14
Related Forum Threads
- "Top" Family Ski Resorts, anything new for 2015-16? [A Family Skiing thread] Last post on 9/16/15 at 8:10pm in Family Skiing Discussions
- Help me plan my tour of Colorado ski areas! [Feb 2014] Last post on 9/21/13 at 7:46pm in Resorts, Conditions & Travel
- Outside Magazine’s 2012 Ski Resort Rankings Last post on 11/7/12 at 7:44am in Resorts, Conditions & Travel
- SKI Magazine Resort Survey Results, 2012-2013 Last post on 3/2/13 at 1:25pm in Resorts, Conditions & Travel
- Colorado Ski Tour [from TX, late Dec to early Jan] Last post on 1/19/16 at 8:03am in Resorts, Conditions & Travel
2016/17 Multi-Pass Options
Last edited: 10/24/16
- EpicSki Interview with James NiehuesLast edited: 9/14/16
- Unofficial Guide to BRECKENRIDGELast edited: 3/15/16
- Snowmass, CO - A PictorialLast edited: 1/3/15
- Colorado Road Trip RecapLast edited: 8/29/15
Flumserberg is a nice day trip ski resort about an hour train ride from Zurich (or drive). I skied here as a midweek season pass holder for a couple of seasons. Midweek it has small lift lines,...
For any east coast skiers this is like Mad River Glen with wider slopes and big drops to jump off of along with skiing between the trees. Just an all out amazing ski area. Simple and great...
I really love this place, it doesn't have the crowds that the other places around Ottawa have, but this is a legit ski place and is one of those hidden gems that hardcore ski guys/gals love. They...
Good for high volumn, pronated feet, i.e: This is the anti-matter Lange XLR/Banshe/Comp but still very good for people with wider, flatter, lower arched feet who needed or wanted a stiffer boot....
Great performance , tecnica design is outstanding
Best resort for young kids - close to Denver? - Page 2
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #32 of 351/6/14 at 7:24pmThread StarterThanks for the ideas folks. We did settle on Copper due primarily to the somewhat compact village, kids lesson programs and overall value. Our kids are young and the walkabity of the village area and ease of access to the kids ski school drop off was really important for us. Also the kids lesson max out at 5 at Copper vs. 10 at some others. Copper also ended up being much less expensive than Breckinridge and Keystone, and especially Vail and Snowmass, with kids lessons and lodging being the biggest factors.
That said, if it were just the wife and I then we'd most likely be going to Breck. Or maybe just once the kids get a little older and can ski with us. I definitely plan to visit Breck, the town, on a non ski day to check it out.
Regardless I know we'll have a great time and can't wait til March 1 for my first trip out west.post #33 of 351/7/14 at 8:50amQuote:
Yes...Copper maxes out at 5 for 3 to 5 year olds (and 7 for the older kids). Generally speaking, the Sups will group the kids by age with only three 3 year olds in a group (and four 4 yo, and five 5 yo) but this varies based on student volume, etc.
They will try to keep your kids together IF you want and they are at a similar level. However, there is a difference between a 3 and 5 yo, so give some thought as to whether they might do better together or with the 5 yo in a separate group.
Enjoy!post #34 of 351/7/14 at 1:08pm
The OP will have a blast at Copper and I think you chose it for all the right reasons. I wanted to make sure you are aware of Critterland. We've got a couple little ones (2&2!?!) and they love it. Bring snowsuits! It's in the east village by the super bee so you'll probably want to take the kiddos there on the shuttle. Check it out when you are at the bottom of the super bee skiing.
Quote:Originally Posted by mallthus
I would not recommend Copper. Copper isn't a bad mountain. In fact, I rather like it, but the base area is compact to the point of being dull for a multi-day visit. Perhaps more importantly, that same layout that keeps the skier levels segregated, also makes it hard to get around. Traverses are difficult (more so than at Breck) and the layout leads to congestion in the north base areas (that service intermediate and beginner terrain).
Wow, I couldn't disagree more. You might be the first person to ever say Copper is more difficult to get around and more congested than Breck. Those are usually considered advantages of Copper over Breck. In terms of congestion, Breck has at least double if not triple the number of annual skier visits over Copper, and Breck is only 20% bigger in terms of acreage. And, Copper's layout is considered one of the best anywhere.
The one thing I'll agree with is the base area is small with a limited selection of bars and restaurants. With little kids, though, it's perfect to let them run around the pedestrian village since there are no cars. While small, the village at Copper has a very nice feel IMO.post #35 of 351/9/14 at 6:14pm
As The Fates would have it, I had a phone call with a customer just this evening. We started out with basic pleasantries - Happy New Year and such - and he mentioned that we were in for the long haul to Memorial Day and that he was hoping to grab a quick ski weekend. Naturally I told him I was taking vacation and heading for Breckenridge CO. We talked about where we skied for a while and he said he loved the skiing in CO but couldn't sleep well at the altitude and that he got worn out there (we are not young men).
Just mentioning it. It hadn't crossed my mind about the sleep part of altitude. I don't sleep as well at that altitude as I do at sea level but it hasn't been an issue. I am not one who has trouble sleeping normally. One of the benefits of clean living ;)
- Best resort for young kids - close to Denver?
Gear mentioned in this thread:
- EpicSki Interview with James Niehues
- › Smith Chromapop thoughts. 1 minute ago
- › 2017 K2 iKonic 85 Ti Review 1 minute ago
- › The Narrower Stance? 6 minutes ago
- › 2016 / 17 Tahoe Weather, Discussion & Stoke 12 minutes ago
- › How can I help her? 15 minutes ago
- › Resource list discussion thread 1 - books. 20 minutes ago
- › Tuning while travelling - tuning side edges, bases up? 22 minutes ago
- › Quadriceps Tendon Rupture, Repair and Rehab 24 minutes ago
- › Do police target skiers in your area? 32 minutes ago
- › what is a reasonable car service form Salt Lake City airport to... 33 minutes ago
- › Flumserberg by willyofoz
- › Kirkwood Mountain Resort by Debbie Burke
- › Mont Sainte Marie by Charles J White
- › 1988 Salomon SX91 Equipe by aarrkk
- › Tecnica Diablo Race Pro 110 Ski Boot - Men's by CowTown
- › 2015 Head Cyclic 115 Ski by snokat
- › 2014 Nordica Dobermann SLR EVO Ski by g-force
- › Sunrise Park Resort by mitchsb
- › Black Mountain of Maine by Maineac
- › Camden Snow Bowl by Maineac
- › 2017 K2 iKonic 85 Ti Review
- › The Ins and Outs of Proper Layering
- › 2017 Smith ChromaPop - It's Basically...
- › EpicSki Interview with Jess McMillan
- › Epic Ski Image of the Month Contest Terms and...
- › Undeterred Courage: An Interview with High...
- › Park City 2.0
- › Forsake Sneakerboots - The Convergence of...
- › Feeder Hill Highlights - Snow Ridge Ski Area...
- › EpicSki Interview with James Niehues