So, your upcoming winter vacation is a ski / snowboard trip with family and/or friends to Copper Mountain, Colorado. And you find yourself asking questions like “What if I don’t ski or snowboard? What else is there to do at Copper Mountain?” Or, if you’re a family with small children or simply children who don’t ski or snowboard either, “What is there to do for my little ones?”
Have no fear . . . Copper Mountain Resort offers an abundant variety of off-slope activities for all ages to keep boredom and cabin fever from settling in.
Known for its down-to-earth ski experience that puts friends, family, and a relaxed mountain atmosphere above anything else, Copper Mountain has become a local’s favorite and home to ski and snowboard families from across the world. Just 75 miles from Denver, the resort resides in a village-like location, feeling more like a neighborhood than a resort. Guests can enjoy cozy lodging within steps of the mountain, après ski entertainment, naturally divided terrain, exciting events and activities, and a friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable staff.
That is just the surface. Dig a little deeper and discover all that Copper Mountain has to offer beyond skiing and riding. It is also home to some of the best cross country skiing in the state. With over 15 miles of trails, Nordic skiers can make their way through the picturesque White River National Forest.
What to Do at Copper Mountain if you Don’t Ski or Ride
Sledding and Tubing at Copper Mountain
Families with little ones can enjoy sledding and tubing at Copper Mountain’s Tubing Hill, Colorado’s original tubing venue thrilling locals and visitors alike for 20 years. Head to the East Village, sign your waivers, hand-pick the perfect tube, and set off to the Stinger Surface Lift – it’s all downhill from there! Complete with four designated tubing lanes, a “magic carpet ride” whisks you and your tube to the top where friendly staff will give you a whirl and send you spinning down through curves and over bumps. Critterland, a tiny-tot play land and mini tubing area, is right next door and perfect for those less than 36 inches tall. For even more fun, check out Woodward at Copper, an indoor training facility with artificial snow jumps, foam pits, and trampolines.
Snowmobiling at Copper Mountain
Feeling a little more adventurous but skiing or snowboarding still not your “thing”? How about giving snowmobiling a try? Copper Mountain Snowmobiling Tours and Rentals offers the ideal back country escape with high alpine terrain to explore. The mountains surrounding Frisco and Copper Mountain combined with high altitude elements produce abundant snowfalls perfect for back country snowmobiling. Whether you’re a first-time rider or an experienced snowmobiler seeking the ride of a lifetime, Copper Mountain Snowmobiling Tours and Rentals offers a variety of tours and snowmobile rentals to guests of all experience and ability levels.
For those who prefer to explore the Colorado back country at their own pace, Copper Mountain Snowmobiling Tours provides an excellent opportunity to do so. Discover high alpine bowls and meadows filled to the brim with the light, dry powder Colorado is famous for. Snowmobile rentals take place at the top of Vail Pass and offer more than 50 miles of groomed trails and over 55,000 acres of terrain for those who prefer to blaze their own trails.
Other Things to Do at Copper Mountain
Additional activities offered at Copper Mountain include ice skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and yes, even dog sledding! Guests can also find recreation at the resort’s racquet and athletic club and spa facilities.
Ski Rentals at Copper Mountain
While you are waiting around for others in your party to get geared up with rental equipment at our Christy Sports rental shop at Copper Mountain, check out our retail store. Our friendly staff can help you find winter apparel and accessories for whatever activity you choose to partake in during your stay. Christy Sports Copper Mountain ski rental shop is located at the base of the Super-B lift in Copper Mountain’s East Village. The Christy Sports Copper Mountain snowboard rental shop is located slope-side with parking on Wheeler Circle.