Molded in the Resort
The heart of ETR’s skiing content lies in the backcountry. We have written about it, blogged about it, talked about it, commented on it, and researched it probably more than any of us care to think about. Heck, some of us even wrote a book about it.
However, as great as skiing out of bounds is, it’s easy to forget that it all starts at the resort. As someone who grew up a snowboarder and only came back to the light a few seasons ago, I have spent a ton of time in bounds the past few years trying to refine and work on my skiing. As much as I love earning my turns, I have absolutely zero qualms about letting the chairlift earn them for me a good chunk of the time.
One of our favorite resorts (well, mine anyway) is Copper Mountain. I grew up here. I learned to ski and ride here. And it keeps calling me back again and again. In fact, this year I set a goal to ski 100% of the runs at Copper in a single season. I ended coming up just a few greens short, but the journey gave me an idea. And thus, the guide was born.
About the Guide
It is a pretty simple concept: take what we know & love about copper and categorize it into a series of ‘Best of’ lists. (Being mountaineers, who can resist the urge to make lists and rank stuff?) Each list provides insights, thoughts, opinions, and our 5 favorite runs across all of the various types of terrain at Copper. But rather than me continuing to ramble on about it, click on one of the links below and check it out for yourself. We hope you enjoy!
Disclaimer: ETR’s Guide to Copper Mountain is an entirely subjective, unofficial guide to the mountain and is not officially associated with Copper in any way. All of the insights here are simply our opinions based on many runs down the hill. It goes without saying, but follow all resort rules, evaluate conditions as you go, and ski at your own risk.