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Off to Copper for the first time in March, 13-21. How does it compare to Breck?
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Personally I like it far better than Breckenridge. In fact, as far as I'm concerned I'd be happy to never go back to Breck. : But, what aspects are you looking for comparison in?
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Tess,
Welcome to Epic!
If you "Like the Night Life Baby!" Breck would be a better bet!
Copper is a Resort where Breckenridge is a town.
Little tip on Discount lift tickets for Copper, if your flying into Denver stop at a King Soppers (Supermarket) there is a few off I-70 going into the MTs.
Stop at ther service counter & for $10 you can buy a coupon book called the "E" book. This has 10 discount coupons in it for Copper including a few BOGOs. Along with discounts to other areas.
Enjoy the Ride!
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Personally I like it far better than Breckenridge. In fact, as far as I'm concerned I'd be happy to never go back to Breck. : But, what aspects are you looking for comparison in?
Skiing, I suppose! I'm pretty new to skiing in North America, I'm from Europe, went to Breckenridge a couple of times two years ago and that's it. I can't wait to go to Copper, sounds wonderful!
post #5 of 13
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Thanks for the advice! I'm not too bothered about the nightlife, I did consider Vail, but it's pretty booked up - might try it some other time!
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Well, I guess I meant what kind of skiing. Do you prefer steeps, bumps, cruisers, blues, blacks? Personally I like that at Copper I do a lot less traversing than Breck.
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From the Front Office.......
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Off to Copper for the first time in March, 13-21. How does it compare to Breck?
Tess, I'll be working at Copper the 18th, 19th, and 20th, and would love the chance to meet you and say "Hello". If I don't get a group one of those days, perhaps we could take a run or two together...

Copper and Breck are different resorts.

Copper is a resort created as a resort and carved out of the forest while Breck is a Victorian mining town that became a ski resort.

Copper's terrain is "naturally divided", with the slopes getting steeper from west to east. This can be very nice if you are skiing with folks of the same skill level. This can be more challenging logistically if you have a diverse set of skills in your group.

Breck has a bit of this characteristic (Peak 9 is mostly very gentle, for example), but it is mixed as you go across the resort.

Copper has some wide open bowls, as does Breck.

Copper has a free snowcat up the mountain behind Copper Bowl while Breck has the Imperial quad.

For both mountains, you'll find more of them if you hook up with a local...
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My favorite sign!!

I'm a Copper girl. The only reason I ski Breck is because my friends make me! I love Spaudling Bowl & glades, Union Peak, Alift and the Far West areas of Copper. I think you'll really enjoy skiing Copper.

Breck IS the better town.

Another deal for lift tickets; Buy 10 gallons gas at partipcating Connocos and get a voucher for buy one/get one free lift tickets. That will work out to ~ $40/ticket.

Have a great time and I might see you up there!
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Originally Posted by COSkiGirl View Post
Well, I guess I meant what kind of skiing. Do you prefer steeps, bumps, cruisers, blues, blacks? Personally I like that at Copper I do a lot less traversing than Breck.

I took up skiing back in 2004, so not too familiar with the terms, but I do like steeps, not good with bumps at all, and looking to improve when I get to Copper. I was doing some black runs when I was in Breck, fine with them as long as they are not full of moguls : Still have to get used to the powder here, as strange as it sounds, more used to ice as it's rather common in Europe
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From the Front Office.......
Thanks for the pic, I can't wait :
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Tess, I'll be working at Copper the 18th, 19th, and 20th, and would love the chance to meet you and say "Hello". If I don't get a group one of those days, perhaps we could take a run or two together...

Copper and Breck are different resorts.

Copper is a resort created as a resort and carved out of the forest while Breck is a Victorian mining town that became a ski resort.

Copper's terrain is "naturally divided", with the slopes getting steeper from west to east. This can be very nice if you are skiing with folks of the same skill level. This can be more challenging logistically if you have a diverse set of skills in your group.

Breck has a bit of this characteristic (Peak 9 is mostly very gentle, for example), but it is mixed as you go across the resort.

Copper has some wide open bowls, as does Breck.

Copper has a free snowcat up the mountain behind Copper Bowl while Breck has the Imperial quad.

For both mountains, you'll find more of them if you hook up with a local...
Fantastic, I'll be staying in the Village, would love to say hello too. That was part of the attraction when I booked the ski trip, Copper being naturally divided. Did find it rather annoying at Breck with the long green and blue runs before getting to the base.
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My favorite sign!!

I'm a Copper girl. The only reason I ski Breck is because my friends make me! I love Spaudling Bowl & glades, Union Peak, Alift and the Far West areas of Copper. I think you'll really enjoy skiing Copper.

Breck IS the better town.

Another deal for lift tickets; Buy 10 gallons gas at partipcating Connocos and get a voucher for buy one/get one free lift tickets. That will work out to ~ $40/ticket.

Have a great time and I might see you up there!
Much appreciated with the advice on lift tickets, they are rather pricey in the US! Have fun too!
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