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Copper Mountain expands the ski program

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Are you looking for more opportunities to ski off the beaten track? Copper Mountain has a new uphill program just for you.

Given the popularity of skiing this season Copper Mountain, Colorado has expanded its uphill program. It has four expanded uphill routes and, brand new this season, two daily routes (Routes 3 and 4).

Route 1 starts on Skid Road, or the main artery, goes all the way up to the Rhapsody, Copperopolis and Collage routes and ends on top of Brennan’s grin. Route 2 leads carefree and up Highpoint and ends at the division of the Highpoint / Coppertone route. These routes are only available before and after the resort’s opening hours and serve blue and black terrain.

Copper Mountain Trail map

The new day route 3 runs west of the Timberline Express on Copperfields. Day route 4 begins in Copper’s West Village and heads west on cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, then back to the ski area limits on the West Ten Mile Trail and to the top of the lumberjack lift. Both daily routes serve blue and green slopes.

Skiing uphill

copper The season pass for the climb costs $ 59or free for holders of the Copper Mountain Season Pass or the Ikon Pass. Another benefit of the climb? You don’t need to reserve a parking space before 8:30 a.m. or after 2:00 p.m.

Copper Mountain also offers private uphill tours for beginners in the backcountry this season. Private uphill rides start at $ 299 and are available through April 25, 2021.

“Guests looking for an active experience will be fitted into appropriate touring equipment (if required) and then taken up the mountain for an introduction to the backcountry experience,” Copper Mountain wrote in a press release. “During the tour, the guides give advice on using the equipment and climbing technique, and share their knowledge of the surrounding natural environment.”

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Mary Murphy

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Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. She has degrees in English and Journalism and has been writing professionally for over four years. Her outdoor interests range from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her on top of a fourteenth or at a local bakery.

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