Also a Copper fan here. Would second the recommendation for the Union Creek area at the west end of Copper. On weekends in particular, The Flyer and the Eagle can get quite crowded, along with the Kokomo and High Point lifts out of Union Creek. Shouldn't be a problem for you midweek, though. If you don't mind riding a slower chair (fixed triple), stay above the Union Creek traffic jam and ski the Lumberjack lift. It never has a crowd on it, even when the maze is overflowing on the Kokomo lift. It serves a wonderful green cruiser with a nice 'rollercoaster' seriers of pitches on it. When you get tired of it, you can cut over from the top of Lumberjack to the bottom of the Timberline to test yourself on some steeper blue cruisers like American Flyer. If you'd like to get up towards the top of mountain without having to mess with steeper blue terrain and mix with faster skiers, take the Flyer up and cut over from the top of the Flyer to the Rendevous lift. Again, a slower chair, but never crowded, serves a very gentle (it's too flat for some folks) green cruiser. Can be quite fun if they have a dump of fresh snow when you are out there.
Finally, I think Copper also runs an excellent ski school. Everyone in my family has taken lessons there and we haven't had a bad experience yet.
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