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Cooper | Chicago Ridge

Photo: Scott D.W. Smith

Photo: Scott D.W. Smith

New terrain opens at Cooper this season with double black diamond glade and tree skiing on east-facing slopes in the Tennessee Creek Basin area. Amazing long groomed runs on the front side and Piney Basin are perfect for beginners. Check out the deep powder stashes on Powder Keg and Timber Bash. If you are looking for high adventure, a day on Chicago Ridge Snowcat Tours will take you to 2600 acres at over 12,000 ft. Cooper is your authentic Colorado Resort.

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 9-April 11, 2021 ; 9am – 4pm. 

Area (acres)

471 lift-served acres, 2,600 snowcat served

 What family-friendly amenities does your resort offer? 

Cooper is a family-friendly ski resort with affordable lift tickets, easy to navigate terrain and lessons for all ability levels.

 Adult lift ticket prices?

See website for 2020-21 pricing. Passes must be purchased online this season. 

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

See website for 2020-21 pricing. Passes must be purchased online this season. 

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

Yes. Cooper offers fun, friendly childcare. Call for rates and COVID restrictions. 

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

See website for 2020-21 pricing.

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? 

Mountaintop Yurt Dinners are available on Saturdays for ages 14 & up. This includes snowcat transportation to the mountaintop yurt for a delicious gourmet dinner.

In Historic Leadville just 9 miles away, check out the aquatic center, ice skating rink, tubing hill and mining museum.

Distance from Denver

109 Miles

232 County Rd. 29 (just off Hwy 24 on the top of Tennessee Pass)
Leadville, CO 80461