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Ski Cooper, Leadville

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Ski Cooper is an alpine ski resort in Colorado, one of the oldest in the state. Opened as Cooper Hill Ski Area 80 years ago in 1942, the ski area served as the training site for the 10th Mountain Division, based at nearby Camp Hale during World War II.
The resort is owned by Lake County and managed by Cooper Hill Ski Area, a 501(c)4 nonprofit with a volunteer board. Dan Torsell has served as the general manager since 2012.
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  • My son (7 yrs old) is high functioning autistic. I snowboard, and my son had said he wanted to try snowboarding also. We decided to try a lesson first to help with some of the beginning fundamentals.....  more
    My son (7 yrs old) is high functioning autistic. I snowboard, and my son had said he wanted to try snowboarding also. We decided to try a lesson first to help with some of the beginning fundamentals.....  more »
  • Still our favorite mountain. Great views, great skiing, friendly staff. The kind of ski resort I grew up with in the 80's. Always a great day! Everyone is so helpful and makes for great family... 
    Still our favorite mountain. Great views, great skiing, friendly staff. The kind of ski resort I grew up with in the 80's. Always a great day! Everyone is so helpful and makes for great family...  more »
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  • Had so much fun here and made so many memories. Great trails ranging from safe and slow to challenging and exciting. Ski lifts are great, they have handle bars to pull down. There are conveniently bathrooms/outhouses all over the place. Great ski patrol, nice prices, and amazing views. Cannot think of anything else I would look for in a ski resort.
  • This is a great family type ski area. It is not a resort... The check in / pass area was a bit slow, but given the special times we are in, I understand. The equipment rental is great. George and the team are very experienced in fitting your boots and setting up the ski bindings. George knows his stuff & is super friendly! Thanks to my instructor, Gary, for really teaching my granddaughter and I. As a real beginner, he had my GD skiing very well, doing Christie turns, so fast! He is what a ski instructor should be. Thank you all for a great time together. We will be back as soon as we can. Capt Gary.

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