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Getting Here
Copper Mountain Airport Shuttles
Winter Activities

About Copper Mountain

Local Resort: Copper Mountain Ski Resort
 Elevation: 9,712 feet / 2,946 meters
 Drive time from Denver: ~1 1/2 hours
Airport of Choice: Denver International Airport
Closest 14er: Quandary Peak, 14,265 feet

About Copper Mountain Resort

 Year Established: 1972
  Summit Elevation: 12,313 feet / 3,767meters
Vertical Rise: 2,601 feet / 793 meters
  Skiable Terrain: 2,490 acres
  Chair Lifts: 23
  Number of Trails: 150
     Longest Run: Collage – 1.7 miles / 2.73 kilometers

Copper Mountain Colorado

Airports Near Copper Mountain



The Denver Airport is just about 1 1/2 hours from Copper Mountain, so you can be off the plane and on the slopes in almost no time. You can’t fly directly into Copper, but there are a number of options for getting from Denver Airport to Copper, including Copper airport shuttle, taxi services, Bustang, car rentals and more. The trip from Denver Airport to Copper takes you west on I-70 through downtown Denver, up through the Eisenhower Tunnels, past Frisco to the Copper exit.


Located in the Vail Valley is the Eagle County Regional Airport, where United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta fly daily. Copper Mountain is just about 45 minutes from EGE, but it does have its downfalls. The elevation tends to mean that the weather can be on the temperamental side of things. Flights often get delayed or cancelled during the winter.  There are also much fewer transportation options between the airport and Copper. To get from Eagle County Airport to Copper, you’ll head east on I-70 past Beaver Creek and Vail, taking the Copper exit.


About 2 1/2 hours southeast of Copper you’ll find the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. With 19 nonstop destinations across the nation from the Colorado Springs Airport, and 5 airlines that fly in and out daily, COS is an option for your flight to Copper Mountain. To get to Copper from the Colorado Springs Airport, take I-25 N to Denver, then west on I-70. We not operate shared shuttles between Breckenridge and the Colorado Springs Airport, however, private shuttles are available.

Copper Mountain Airport Shuttles

Heading to Copper Mountain Resort this winter? Peak 1 Express offers a safe and affordable, Copper Airport Shuttles from Denver International Airport to Copper Mountain. Our Mercedes Sprinters provide you a safe vehicle with loads of extra legroom and headroom, and our service-focused drivers will provide you the best ride. We offer our daily, shared, mountain shuttle schedule and daily airport charter service between DEN and Copper Mountain Resort at the custom time of your choice if the listed times do not suit your needs.

We offer a variety of schedules, updated throughout the year, with pick-up and drop-off times designed to meet your needs. Our Copper Mountain Airport Shuttle offers various departure and arrival times (depending on the time of year) that are updated to match travel demand, so check below to see which time works best for the time you’ll be in Colorado.


Find the Best Lodging in Copper Mountain, CO

Wake up in Colorado’s winter wonderland, just moments away from the ski base of Copper Mountain. Live how you’ve always dreamt; ski the slopes all day and warm up by a fire surrounded with blankets of fresh snowfall. Colorado seems to be heaven on earth in the winter and year round. If you’re wanting to visit Copper Mountain, here are some hotels nearby.

Copper Mountain Resort

Tucker Mountain Lodge

The Lodge at Riverbend

SkyRun Copper

Copper airport shuttle 

Dining in Copper Mountain

Peak 1 Express loves all Colorado mountain communities like Copper Mountain, and we aren’t shy about sharing a recommendation or two! Whether you are looking for a quick breakfast before heading to the mountain or want to enjoy a nice dinner with friends, Copper has many cafes and restaurants to meet your hunger needs. Options range from standard American fare to Mexican, Irish, barbecue and more.

Copper Mountain Event Calendar



Revolution TourObserve skiers and snowboards take on freeski competitions and the Main Vein Superpipe. This event is popular for athletes trying to break into the elite category and is a great way to see up and coming ski and snowboard sportsmen.

Torchlight Parade & Kid’s Glow Pagaent: Welcoming all ages on Christmas Eve, this parade is a spectacle of lights and your kids will get to meet Santa before he takes off on his evening journey to deliver presents!

New Year’s Eve Dine & Ski: Skiers of the more intermediate to advanced levels are allowed to partake in this event every year. Ski down Copper Mountain under the moonlight and indulge in a superb dinner by well-known Chef David Taladay.


Colorado Special Olympics: Colorado has been home to the Winter Special Olympics for a handful of years now.  Volunteer to help out with the event, or just come to support the athletes!


World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt: Copper Mountain holds the record for the world’s largest easter egg hunt, with over 65,000 eggs spread across 2,500 acres. Don’t worry about your youngest, there are different hunts that are much easier than others!



Copper Mountain Music Festival: Take in the mountainous surroundings in the beautiful month of July and listen to some great live music all weekend long.

Mac & Cheese Fest: Of course we have to mention this one… who doesn’t love mac and cheese?


Copper Triangle: View this demanding 78-mile alpine cycling race, where all proceeds raised benefit research on Parkinson’s disease.

Colorado Days: Live music and cold beer seem to be a common theme for Summit County events, but we aren’t complaining. Live music and great perks make this weekend one to pencil in on your schedule!

Ragnar Relay: Copper Mountain is the starting point of this team race across the Rockies all the way to Aspen. A 200 mile run through the night is quite the feat, and the athletes need all the encouragement they can get to reach the finish line!

Jazz and Wine Festival: 30+ years of this successful combo and many more to come. Join in on this August weekend if you’re a fan of either of this things, because there will be an abundance of both.


Things to Do in Copper Mountain | WINTER

Copper Mountain is one of Summit County’s four ski resorts served by Peak 1 Express mountain shuttle. With a wide range of activities for all age ranges, Copper is the perfect winter vacation destination. After a day of skiing or riding, you can hit the tubing hill or go for an evening sleigh ride. If you are looking for a different adventure, Copper offers dog sledding, ice skating, and snowshoeing in addition to a range of restaurants, shops, and attractions in its three distinct villages.

Copper Winter Activities




Distance from Copper: <5 mi

Best For: Beginner to Advanced
Summit Elevation: 12,313 feet
Skiiable Terrain: 2,490 acres
# of Lifts: 23
Terrain Parks: 6
Average Annual Snowfall: 305 inches


Distance from Copper: 18 miles
Best For: Beginner to Advanced
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet
Skiiable Terrain: 2,908 acres
# of Lifts: 34
Terrain Parks: 4
Average Annual Snowfall: 300 inches


Distance from Copper: 21 mi
Best For: Beginner to Advanced
Summit Elevation: 12,408 feet
Skiiable Terrain: 3,148 acres
# of Lifts: 20
Terrain Parks: 6 (all within Area 51)
Average Annual Snowfall: 235 inches


Distance from Copper: 24 mi
Best For: Intermediate to Advanced
Summit Elevation: 13,050 feet
Skiiable Terrain: 1,331 acres
# of Lifts: 9
Terrain Parks: 3
Average Annual Snowfall: 350 inches



Tubing Hill


Woodward at Copper

Frisco Nordic Center

Good Times Adventures

White Mountain Tours


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When To Visit Copper Mountain

Snowshoeing Colorado

Copper Mountain, one of the few resorts in Summit and Eagle counties not owned by Vail Resorts, is very popular among locals with its top notch slopes. Situated just 8 miles west of Frisco right off of I-70, the mountain is known for its world class skiing in the winter and mountain biking and cycling in the summer. Every winter, Copper turns into a magnificent winter wonderland. This five-star ski resort is filled with 140 marked trails spanning across almost 2,500 acres. 50% of the slopes are rated difficult or extremely difficult, therefore attracting daredevils from near and far. Over 25 feet of fresh powder fall from the sky onto Copper Mountain each year. One of the coolest attributes about this ski resort is their year round camp they offer, Camp Woodward. Kids of all ages attend to advance their athletic skills and all around well being.  

Mountain Biking Colorado

Copper Mountain is full of wonderful Colorado mountain activities for you and your family or friends. Mountain biking, hiking, off roading, and cruising on a diggler are all activities in the area during the summer. If you’re not aware of what a diggler is, you’re missing out one of the best and most unique outdoor activities. This backcountry scooter is perfect for exploring the mountain in a bit speedier way than by just your own two feet.


Copper Mountain is full of wonderful Colorado mountain activities for you and your family or friends. Mountain biking, hiking, off roading, and cruising on a diggler are all activities in the area during the summer. If you’re not aware of what a diggler is, you’re missing out one of the best and most unique outdoor activities. This backcountry scooter is perfect for exploring the mountain in a bit speedier way than by just your own two feet.

Mountain Biking Colorado

Navigating Copper Mountain

East Village
Center Village
West Village

The East Village of Copper features a variety condos, townhomes and private vacation rentals. Getting from the East Village of Copper to the Center Village couldn’t possibly be any easier. The walk is very easy, and there’s an in-town shuttle that runs frequently between the East Village and the Center Village.

The Center Village serves as the main hub of activity for Copper Mountain. The Burning Stones Plaza is the center of all the action, with tons of restaurants, shopping and entertainment for all. A variety of lodging options makes this a great destination for any group size, and all are just a short walk to the slopes. The villages of Copper are very walkable, both within and back and forth, the the town shuttle also makes it easy to move about.

The West Village of Copper offers a hearty balance between day and night. The day in the West Village promises non-stop action, with Copper’s Ski & Ride School, mountain biking trails and hiking. When the sun goes down, the village shifts to a quiet retreat. If you need to head to the Center or East Village, hop on the town shuttle or stretch your legs with an easy walk into town.

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Peak 1 Express provides the most convenient and affordable airport transportation service in the mountains. Specializing in late nights and early mornings, we proudly offer the most shuttle time and trip options of any mountain shuttle provider. We’ll get you to the mountains as soon as your flight lands, so you can spend more time skiing, less time waiting around for transportation. 

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