Guidebook

11 Epic Freeride Lines at Copper Mountain

Copper already has some of Colorado's toughest lift-accessed terrain, and these lines lie just a little farther away, where most won't ride.

Description

Copper is known for some of the best lift-accessed expert terrain in Colorado, especially now with a new chairlift that opens up Tucker Mountain. You’ll find freeride terrain all over Copper, but especially on Tucker and in the bowls. Some of it is too easy to reach, in fact, attracting Hollywood hopefuls who probably shouldn’t be there. It’s possible to escape the crowded zones though, with a little extra work and confidence, which definitely pays off when there’s fresh tracks to be had.

If all you want is airtime, Copper Bowl is the place to be, with cliffs and boulders of all sizes, where the snow holds well even long after a storm. When the whole mountain has good snow, you won’t want to miss Tucker Mountain and Spaulding Bowl, which each have some of Copper’s steepest terrain. They do get windblown though, so get them while they’re good. For the best tree runs, check out Enchanted Forest and Union Meadows on the frontside, which have tons of hidden features and tricky lines that the crowds won’t find.

Bradleys Plunge

Bradleys Plunge

Copper Mountain
0.7 km
221 m
37 °
A challenging run that almost always has good snow.
Extreme (Extreme)
Private
Schaffer's

Schaffer's

Copper Mountain
0.5 km
206 m
32 °
A steep trail in Copper Bowl with terrain changes, rocks, chutes, steeps, moguls and more.
Extreme (Extreme)
Private
Iron Mask

Iron Mask

Copper Mountain
0.6 km
206 m
35 °
One of the best expert trails at Copper, with steep terrain, rocks and frequent pitch changes.
Extreme (Extreme)
Private
Boulderado

Boulderado

Salida
331 m
36 °
1 m
1.0 km
A steep open face to trees, and one of the most aesthetic lines at Copper Mountain.
Difficult
Private
Cornice Chute

Cornice Chute

Copper Mountain
0.4 km
162 m
34 °
An exciting chute for those with the skills to handle it.
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Pacific Cornice

Pacific Cornice

Copper Mountain
0.3 km
122 m
37 °
One of the steepest and most breathtaking runs at Copper.
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
17 Glade

17 Glade

Copper Mountain
0.5 km
181 m
29 °
A hidden gem that offers varying terrain, including trees, bumps, and other natural obstacles.
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Drainpipe

Drainpipe

Copper Mountain
0.4 km
115 m
31 °
A fun black run that typically has large moguls.
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Upper Enchanted Forest North Gate

Upper Enchanted Forest North Gate

Copper Mountain
0.6 km
182 m
34 °
A rarely busy part of the mountain that offers a variety of terrain types.
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Union Meadows RED
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Union Meadows RED

Copper Mountain
173 m
21 °
NW
0 m
0.8 km
Quick access to banked tree runs with natural features
Moderate
Private
Union Meadows YELLOW
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Union Meadows YELLOW

Copper Mountain
139 m
30 °
NW
0 m
0.8 km
Rarly skied gladed trees.
Moderate
Private