Copper Mountain Lift Tickets

Lisa Marie Mercer
Copper Sunsation

There are a number of convenient ways to purchase Copper Mountain lift tickets. Some are obvious, while others require a bit of insider information.

About Copper Mountain and Intrawest

Copper Mountain is one of Colorado's major ski resorts. It is owned by Intrawest, who also own Whistler in British Columbia, Mount Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario, Snowshoe in West Virginia and Stratton in Vermont. Intrawest also owns Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado.

A knowledge of Intrawest properties can help you when purchasing Copper Mountain lift tickets. Season pass holders of Intrawest ski resorts may be entitled to Copper Mountain discounts. In some cases, when conditions have been less than optimal at other Intrawest resorts, the company offered free lift tickets for Copper Mountain to season pass holders. Copper occasionally offers multi-resort lift tickets for various Intrawest resorts.

Copper Mountain Location

The Copper Mountain ski resort is located in Summit County, an area south of the Eisenhower Tunnel. While it is one of the more convenient ski areas to Denver, it shares that distinction with three other ski resorts, including Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. These ski areas are all owned by Vail Resorts, who also own the upscale Vail and Beaver Creek resorts in nearby Eagle County. This puts Copper Mountain at a distinct, competitive disadvantage. Vail Resorts often offers spectacular deals on multi-resort lift tickets and season passes. However, if you have your heart set on going to Copper, but the rates seem unaffordable, consider this insider information.

Whenever Vail Resorts offers an excellent lift ticket deal, Copper Mountain follows within a few weeks. Consider waiting a week or so before making a purchase decision. Copper Mountain will usually come through with an equally affordable lift ticket offer.

Purchasing Copper Mountain Lift Tickets from Their Website

Here are four of the most important things you should know about purchasing Copper Mountain lift tickets:

  • If you purchase your tickets at the ticket window, you will pay considerable more than if you purchase them online.
  • Single-day lift tickets cost considerable more than multi-day lift tickets.
  • Holiday and weekend tickets are more expensive.
  • While early season lift tickets can be less expensive, only one, narrow trail is open during this period. The discount offered for this period does not justify the limited terrain.

In fact, these rules will apply to most ski resorts. In general, you can get the best deals by visiting the lift ticket page on the Copper Mountain website. Booking as early as possible will get you the best prices.

The Elusive Copper Mountain Four Packs

Back in 2005, Copper Mountain offered some excellent deals on four-pack lift tickets. The average four pack costs about $80, which was extremely affordable. Unfortunately, the passes were being sold on eBay at a considerable profit to the unauthorized sellers. Additionally, the availability of these bargain basement-priced lift tickets meant that the resort was often over-crowded.

Now Copper Mountain four-packs can only be purchased at various Christy Sports locations. These passes require a photo, so don't even think of asking your friend from Colorado to pick one up for you. The four packs, as well as the season passes, are non-transferable. Lift-ticket checkers receive a $50 bonus for every unauthorized ticket they catch on their scanners, so they will definitely be looking at the photo.

The Buzz About the Beeline

The Copper Mountain Beeline lift ticket gives you special access to the American Eagle, American Flyer, Super Bee, Excelerator, Kokomo, High Point and Timberline Express lifts. The computerized pass lets you cut the lift lines for fast access. Beeline tickets are included in all Copper Mountain lift and lodging packages. You can also add Beeline access to any single-day lift ticket by paying an additional $20. Before you do this, check to see if it's really necessary. If the resort is not all that crowded, and if the weather is not that cold, why pay close to $100 for a one-day lift ticket?

Copper Mountain Lift Tickets