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Best things to do in Copper Mountain

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Lodging
“Super close to Frisco. I would advise taking the Summit Stage and getting dropped off at the base of the mountain. Why drive and lug those skis and boards.”
18 locals recommend
Lodging
“Free Parking with shuttle service to the mountain. Live music at Jack's Place after skiing. Access trails for mountain biking/hiking in the summer.”
11 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great terrain, nice lift area and a short drive. Even better, no vail corp prices!”
8 locals recommend
Night Club
“From their website: "Adrenaline seekers are guaranteed to get their fix in winter and summer as the Rocky Mountain Coaster, created by the Aquatic Development Group, features an average 11 percent downhill grade allowing the carts to reach a max speed of 25 mph. For those seeking a mellow meander through the forest, the cart’s manual hand brakes give riders the freedom to go at their own pace. To access the coaster, guests can simply walk towards the American Flyer lift in Copper’s Center Village."”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located on main floor of Mountain Plaza Building. Both Indoor and Outdoor seating. Fantastic location at base of mountain.”
7 locals recommend
Fire Station
“Copper is a local's favorite ski mountain and very popular among fellow Coloradans. Enjoy Copper's pedestian style village full of shops and restaurants as well as plenty of live music and entertainment especially in the spring. Copper is a great expert as well as family ski mountain with plenty of terrain variety, fantastic snow and endless places to explore on mountain. Copper is the closest resort to Frisco and one of our favorites. Local Tip: Take the Summit Stage and avoid parking struggles. ”
36 locals recommend
Bar
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“As a vegan, its tough to find a good meal in most ski towns but I can always depend on The Incline’s Ultimate Garden Burger. Dont miss their fries-they are amazing! Its the best place for apres ski happy hour too. ”
5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Winter Skiing, sledding, coaster, restaurants, shops, etc. Summer fun for the family, coaster rides, zipline, mini golf, go karts, bumper boats, etc.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
“Definitely the best BBQ in Summit County! They smoke their BBQ daily and have a pretty good lineup of beers on draft. After skiing it's the one dependable spot for great live music as the lifts close. In the summer, they usually have a great promotions associated with the golf course (JJ's is right by the clubhouse!). Try the sirloin steak salad and wings!”
6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Our favorite restaurant in all of Copper. Cozy fireplace, live music on weekends, some local food options like Bison and Elk often on the menu. ”
1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“Its convenient, pretty well stocked and within a 2 minute walk from the Copper Cabin if you really need a loaf of bread and dont want to take the bus or car to Frisco, go for it. But, you will pay dearly for that loaf. I would suggest hitting up Whole Foods or Natural Grocer in Frisco instead.”
3 locals recommend
Bakery
“OMG...who doesn’t love made-to-order mini donuts? Its my secret guilty pleasure that I treat myself to after a really cold day on the slopes. They are actually really good after a warm day too. And, since they open at 7:30 am sometimes they are even the right thing to do before a day of skiing.”
3 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Sushi specials on Sunday nights typically. Sushi is better than you might expect in a small mountain town. ”
2 locals recommend
Cafe
“They have much more than coffee - they have baked goods, parfaits, sandwiches on a paper menu (not on the overhead board). They also have wine! ”
2 locals recommend
Pub
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“Nothing trendy or stuffy about this bar, thats whats special about it. Its known to be a locals hangout so if you need some insider info about the mountain, this might be the place to do some recon. And-whats better than a 1 minute walk back to the Copper Cabin after a few drinks?”
1 local recommends