Centrally located and far less crowded than some of Colorado’s better known ski resorts, staying in Copper Mountain is an excellent way to maximize your time on the hill this winter. Just an hour from Denver and about 30 minutes from both the restaurants and winter fun in Breckenridge, Copper Mountain is also a short drive from the world-famous bowls of Vail Mountain. Copper really does promise the best of everything the high country has to offer.
While proximity to other big mountains is a huge plus — Keystone, Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, and Beaver Creek are also less than an hour away — Copper Mountain is much more than just a place to stay. Though smaller in size, its runs are no less epic than those found on other mountains. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, Copper has something for everyone. And, when the lifts are at your doorstep, it’s hard to resist making fresh turns in the newly-opened Three Bears Bowl and taking great leaps of faith in the famous half pipe. Any children in your group are sure to love Copper’s excellent tubing hill.
If you’re planning a ski holiday, you’ll definitely want to take a look at these 10 Copper Mountain homes. Each property on this list is no more than a short walk away from the base.
Note that prices listed are based on averages for the late season; they will be a bit higher during peak winter and much lower during the summer.
A unique accommodation in an exceptional ski town, The Beach Haus stands above the crowd. Quite literally, in fact; it sits above two other units. Though not a standalone home, it does not share any walls with another unit. The Pitchfork Lift is just outside your door, as are photo-worthy views of the Central Rockies. The space is an open one with plenty of windows. The main room hosts the kitchen, living area, and a sofa/trundle bed combination that can sleep two guests. A queen bedroom is to be found on the opposite side of the home.
Perfect for couples and solo travelers, this studio apartment at Copper One is the best option for small groups. Ski lockers are provided downstairs so you needn’t worry about hauling your gear. Though small, it is filled with excellent features. They include a steam shower, granite countertops, and a private deck. Shared amenities include a fitness studio and a hot tub. In addition to the king-sized bed, the space can sleep an extra two people thanks to a Murphy bed.
A true treat to rent, this Copper Mountain condo is also an excellent bargain for a mid-sized group of snowchasers. Just steps from the Super Bee lift and Copper’s beloved tubing hill, the property is yet another great option for those ready to ski their hearts out. Tastefully decorated, guests are especially likely to marvel at the artistic fireplace that looks like it came straight out of a southwestern canyon. It has two king bedrooms, three queens, a private dry sauna, and plenty of other qualities to impress and astound.
Nestled in a quieter patch of town between the two main villages, this two-bedroom condo is a genuine ski-in/ski-out property. You can ski right up to the backyard and skate to the lift in the morning. The downstairs living area has comfortable sofas and a recliner right by the gas fireplace. Upstairs, there’s a queen bedroom with en suite and a second bedroom with a queen and a bunk bed. Make use of the shared sauna and hot tub to unwind in at the end of the day. Note that this unit is on the third floor and there is no elevator.
A short (and flat) walk from the Super Bee lift, this two-bedroom condo is a guaranteed ticket to alpine heaven. Recently remodeled and fitted with engrossing leather furniture, it is a comfortable home to relax in after a day on the mountain. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and free parking. On top of all that, guests will be given two free day passes for use at Copper Mountain. Not only is it close to the mountain, it’s also right off a bus line that will carry you across the county.
Beautiful mountain views are plentiful in Copper Mountain and towns like it, but not every home can lay claim to being at the top. The mountains look even grander when spied through the windows of this penthouse unit 150 yards from the lifts. In addition to top-floor grandeur, the accommodation has spacious bedrooms and light-filled spaces. In terms of bedrooms, there is a master with a king bed and a secondary bedroom fitted with a double, single, and futon. The galley kitchen has all the cookware you’ll need and a breakfast bar where you can charge up before heading out. The living room has a gas fireplace and guests will find a hot tub, sauna, and other shared facilities downstairs.
Designed according to the evermore popular Modern Mountain-style, this corner unit condo can sleep up to 10 guests. Young skiers will love spending time in the bunk room between days at ski school, while older guests will surely enjoy the aesthetics of the place and the refreshing power of the shared hot tub and sauna. The lockers provided will help everyone stay organized and the decks serve as a place for fresh air and a useful way to measure snowfall.
One of the grander houses in Copper Mountain, this huge home isn’t just pleasing to look at both inside and out, it’s also directly adjacent to the slope served by the Kokomo Lift. A 7,000-square-foot, four-bedroom wonder, this is the sort of mountain home skiers dream of putting their families up in. The facade features imposing and elegant brickwork, a theme that reappears in the posh kitchen. The master suite includes a spacious bedroom with lovely drapes and a large bed, plus an enviable washroom with a jetted tub, couple’s sinks, and a bidet. The other bedrooms are of course less luxurious in comparison but remain fine in their own right. Even in the grouped rooms with four beds, none is smaller than a queen. The home can fit up to 24 guests and there’s plenty of room to park.
Brilliantly designed to be practical and aesthetically pleasing, Sierra House is the kind of home you’d expect to see in an architectural magazine. A beautiful mix of stone, wood, and metal, it will ground your ski trip in a meaningful way. More than just looking nice, the home is full of the features that make a ski house come together. From the spacious mudroom that makes taking off your boots less of a chore to the fireplace in the master bedroom, the home is filled with a list of must-haves and do-wants for a ski home. To move forward a little bit with that list, it has ping pong, billiards, and a hot tub. The home has six bedrooms; four of which are suites.
A masterpiece of alpine architecture, the aptly-named Lumberjack Lodge is palatial property and an exhibition of the bounty of America’s forests. If you are charmed by rough wooden fixtures and quality carpentry, this home will knock you off your feet. It can accommodate a whopping 27 guests across seven bedrooms, all but one of which have king beds and en suite bathrooms. Additionally, the lodge has work spaces, a hot tub, a large deck, multiple fireplaces, and a pool table. Lumberjack Lift is just 100 yards away and a free shuttle is available to swiftly shuttle you and yours to other parts of the base.
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