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Image Courtesy of Ski Cooper. Photographer: Casey Day

Ski Cooper, located nine miles north of Leadville, announced the opening of its winter season will be on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Ski Cooper invites enthusiasts to “revel in the joy of uncrowded slopes, a family-friendly atmosphere, and the unparalleled beauty of the Colorado Rockies.”

Image Courtesy of Ski Cooper. Photographer: Casey Day

Ski Cooper has sixty-four trails spanning 480 lift-served acres, adorned with pristine, all-natural snow. The resort is equipped with five lifts to provide convenient access to the diverse array of slopes suitable for skiers of all levels.

In the upcoming season, Ski Cooper has joined forces with twenty new Powder Alliance partners, expanding its network to include approximately sixty partner resorts across the West.

This collaboration enhances the value of the 2023-2024 Cooper Season Pass, which provides unlimited access to Ski Cooper but also includes three complimentary ski days at each partner resort.

This perk opens the door to a network of skiing opportunities, ensuring that pass holders can explore new terrains and experiences throughout the season.

Ski Cooper invites history buffs to check out the history of the slope as a training ground for World War II heroes, the 10th Mountain Division ski troopers. The new Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument is located adjacent to Ski Cooper.

Cooper hosts its annual 10th Mountain Day event on February 23, 2024 to honor the 10th Mountain Division ski troopers. The ski-down parade of flags takes place at 1:30 p.m. that day.

More information is available on Ski Cooper’s website,

Editor’s note: as Jim Olson correctly pointed out, Ski Cooper is north of Leadville, not south as we had originally written. Thank you for the correction!