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What locals love about Copper Mountain

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standout features

• Copper reengineered the resort smartphone app game with the introduction of Sherpa. Providing on-mountain audio intelligence, Sherpa makes the mountain experience better for all. New for the 2014/2015 winter season Copper hands over the controls of Sherpa to everyone, allowing for an open-sourced mountain. Not only will guests be able to create and share their own mountain tips and favorite trails, but Copper will reward the best contributors with swag, tickets, passes and even a prized treasured spot on 2015/2016 winter trail map. Sherpa 2.0 will change how guests interact with the mountain and create a community rewarding those who help to improve the mountain experience. Learn more about Sherpa at CopperColorado.com/Sherpa

• Copper's naturally divided terrain separates skiers and riders by ability levels. From easiest terrain to the west and most difficult terrain to the east, everyone can ski or ride at their own pace.

• Copper Mountain flattens the learning curve with terrain-based learning programs for all guests new to winter sports. Using entry-level man-made features, such as banked turns and a mild mini-pipe, teamed with progressive teaching principles allows never-evers to explore various snow sliding sensations while the mountain and gravity does all the work. While muscle memory is built, terrain-based teaching allows new skiers and riders to be more engaged while learning the basics compared to a traditional "bunny hill" setting. Copper's terrain-based teaching is focused in Green Acres, a small learning area nestled between Center and East Villages. This non-intimidating terrain is complete with a gradual slope and secluded chairlift. Learn more about Terrain Based Learning and Copper's Ski and Ride School offerings at CopperColorado.com.

• Woodward Copper is an action sports training ground, with a focus on terrain park and pipe progression. During spring 2013, the Woodward at Copper Barn underwent a half-million-dollar renovation project, which opened the door far beyond snowboards and skis to now include skateboards, scooters, BMX and slopestyle mountain bike. All synthetic snow surfaces were replaced with a surface designed for wheels called Skatelite. During the winter season, Woodward Copper offers offers full day Freestyle Lessons and Winter Camps splitting time between Woodward Copper Barn and on snow in Woodward's award-winning terrain parks. The Woodward Barn also offers Intro Sessions, drop-in and private sessions. In the summer, on snow weeklong overnight camps are also offered. For more information, visit http://www.woodwardcopper.com.

parks

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• Copper's park and pipe offerings include Hidden Vein, Loverly, Gee Wiz, The Playground, Central Park, 13-foot Progression Halfpipe and the 22-foot Main Vein Superpipe.

what the locals love

• Free parking in the Alpine Parking Lot.

• Easy navigable pedestrian-friendly

• Copper's free snowcat rides to legendary Tucker Mountain — every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the winter season, weather and conditions dependent, guests can catch a free ride to terrain that's as close to a backcountry, big-mountain experience that can be found in-bounds at any resort.

MOUNTAIN FACTS

Base elevation: 9,703 feet

Summit elevation: 12,313 feet

Vertical drop: 2,601 feet

Skiable acres: 2,465

Terrain: 21 percent beginner, 25 percent intermediate; 36 percent advanced, 18 percent expert

Number of lifts: 23

Number of trails: More than 140

Average snowfall: 306 inches

General info: 866-841-2481

Website: http://www.coppercolorado.com

Base elevation: 9,703 feet

Summit elevation: 12,313 feet

Vertical drop: 2,601 feet

Skiable acres: 2,465