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Cooper | Chicago Ridge

Photo: Scott D.W. Smith

Photo: Scott D.W. Smith

Cooper is different, in all the right ways! No lift lines, no condos, no crowds, no hard man-made snow. Just Colorado’s softest snow, laid-back family-friendly vibe, incredible ski & ride lessons and clinics, apres-ski fun in our Irish Pub,  a brand new mountaintop yurt with food service, and all at absurdly affordable prices.

Season dates and hours

December 14, 2018  – April 7, 2019; 9am – 4pm. 

Area (acres)

400 lift served, 2,600 snowcat served

 What family-friendly amenities does your resort offer? 

Everything about Cooper is family-friendly, from the close, free parking, to the smiling faces and friendly employees, to the simple and easy-to-learn mountain layout, to the affordable prices that allow you to bring the whole family without breaking the bank.

 Adult lift ticket prices?


Child lift ticket prices and at what age kids ski free? 

$35 (5 and under ski free)

Is there on-site childcare and if so, what is the starting cost? 

Cooper offers fun, friendly daycare for $14/hr, $55 for half-day, or $72 for full-day

 What is the the starting cost of ski/ride school? Ages?

Child all-day Panda Patrol group lessons start at just $129 

Where can families go for deals on lift tickets/lodging or special promotions?

Local rental shops, lodges, and grocery store offer discounted offsite tickets. But usually the best deals are right on our website at where you can buy discounted lift tickets, and get discounts on Ski & Ride School lessons.

What area (off-mountain) activities would appeal to families for their winter vacation? 

Historic Leadville is just 9 miles away, and provides an exceptional mountain town experience at 10,200’ elevation. Neighboring Tennesee Pass Nordic Center offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and tubing. And don’t miss our no-skis-required Scenic Sightseeing Snowcat Tours on Chicago Ridge!

Distance from Denver

108.7 Miles

232 County Road 29
Leadville, CO 80461