Cooper is different, in all the right ways! Soft all-natural snow, terrain variety for everyone, down-to-earth laid-back atmosphere, family-friendly vibe, smiling faces, great food & drinks, and prices that allow you to bring the whole family. Cooper brings you the very essence of the authentic skiing experience, with none of the frustrating baggage that you’ll fight through at the mega resorts.

Annual Snowfall
260.0 inches/661 cm
400 acres
Base Elevation
10500 feet/3192 meters
Summit Elevation
11700 feet/3557 meters
Hours of Operation
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Season Dates
December 2015—April 2016
232 CR 29
Leadville, CO, 80461
Main Phone Number
Lodging/Central Reservations
Closest Airport
Eagle County Regional EGE
Miles from Denver

Best Known For

Cooper offers authentic Colorado skiing without the hustle & bustle. Wide open terrain and no crowding means fresh powder stashes even days after a storm! Cooper allows you to enjoy everything that skiing & riding should be, without the bank-breaking price tag of the larger resorts.

Augment your ski day with a full wait-served pub menu and a microbrew at Katie O’Rourke’s Irish Pub (Cooper recommends “Kerrigan’s Irish Stout,” a Dillon Dam brew made just for Katie O’Rourke’s), with free live music most Thursdays and Saturdays. For 2015-16, the pub area is nearly doubled by an expansion onto the deck, including wind screening and umbrella heaters so you can enjoy a brew and a bite under Colorado’s bluebird skies.

What Sets Cooper Apart?

One of the oldest ski resorts in the US, Cooper boasts its origins with the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division, who cut the first trails on Cooper Hill for training excercises.

With 400 in-bounds acres to explore, you have 39 varied trails served by 4 lifts. If you want more, help yourself to the 2,600 acres of wide-open powder bowls and epic glades served by snowcat tours on Chicago Ridge.

If you’re a Cooper insider, there’s one thing you know for certain: our snow is the softest snow around. That’s thanks to our all-natural snow base, and our trend-bucking grooming strategy that focuses on quality over quantity.

Pure, authentic, down-to-earth skiing. That’s what we’re all about at Cooper. Our mountain offers you 39 trails served by 4 lifts, spanning 400 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.

On the 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.

Learn more about Chicago Ridge Snowcat tours at

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This just in

If enough snow falls early, Cooper will open weekends starting Thanksgiving Weekend, then 7-day operations starting 12/12. Stay tuned!

Featured Deal

$109 Cooper XP 4-Day Unrestricted, No Blackout, Non-Transferable Ski Pass

Ski any four days of the season at Cooper for just $109! That's only $27.25 per day! You won't find a better deal in the business. Discover Cooper's soft snow and laid-back vibe for rock-bottom prices.