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Winter season 2016/2017
December 16, 2016 to Easter mondat April 17, 2017

The following booking conditions apply: Minimum lenght of stay: 3 night. Arrival and departure: daily
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Leadville North
Feels like: 19°F
Wind: 16mph N
Humidity: 21%
Pressure: 30.33"Hg
UV index: 1
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Pure, authentic, down-to-earth skiing. That’s what we’re all about at Cooper. Our mountain offers you 60 trails served by 5 lifts, spanning 470 lift-served acres. And if you’re in the mood for an even bigger adventure, our snowcat skiing tours on Chicago Ridge deliver you long, epic runs on 2,600 acres of wide-open powder bowls and glades.

  • Vertical Drop: 1,200'
  • Top Elevation: 11,700'
  • Base Elevation: 10,500'
  • Trails: 60
  • Lifts: 5
  • Skiable Acreage: 470
  • Average Snowfall: 260"
ski cooper as seen from parking lot
our snow

is the difference

What makes the skiing at Cooper better than anywhere else? Our snow! Mother Nature graces us with an average of about 260″ of natural fluffy stuff each season, and our high base elevation (10,500′) means that our snow stays dry and light. And we’re here to supplement Mother Nature’s efforts as well, with our unique grooming philosophy. Unlike our neighbors, Cooper doesn’t believe in over-grooming trails, which results in hardpack conditions. Instead, we rotate our grooming terrain, which means you always get the softest snow surface possible, while still providing you with plenty of groomed variety every day.

LIFT HOURS: 9am to 4pm Daily during the season

skier in powder on chicago ridge


Chicago Ridge Snowcat Tours is operated by Ski Cooper on 2600 acres of open powder bowls, glades and timber in the San Isabel and White River National Forests. This is an area roughly the size of Vail’s Back Bowls, with similar length, pitch and vertical.

Guests soak in spectacular scenery as we climb along the Continental Divide with dozens of Colorado’s highest peaks in our view – a beauty scene unlike any we’ve seen elsewhere. We’ll take you as high as 12,600 feet. The slopes vary from 3,000 to 10,000 feet in length with vertical drops up to 2,000 feet per run.

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Cooper's lift ticket prices are affordable for the whole family, so don't waste time! Book your affordable Colorado skiing adventure today, and discover why Cooper is truly The Heart of Skiing in the Heart of the Rockies! Tickets will go on sale in the fall.