Copper Mountain, CO, Extends Ski Season Into May, Setting the Resort Up for Its Longest Season in 25 Years 

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Fresh Tracks as far as the eye can see. Credit: Copper Mountain
  • Sunsation returns April 22-23, with free performances from We The Kings on Saturday, Emmit Fenn on Sunday, and the debut of Slush Rush, a new team relay event with a unique twist
  • Copper Season Passes go on sale for the 2023-24 Season Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Thanks to consistent snowfall and a strong base, Copper Mountain, CO, plans to extend its season for two additional weeks, weather and conditions permitting. The resort’s new scheduled closing day is Sunday, May 7, 2023, positioning it to have its longest season in 25 years. For its final weeks, the resort plans to operate its main lifts, such as American Eagle, Excelerator, American Flyer, Super Bee, Sierra, Timberline, and Woodward Express. All operational plans are conditions-dependent, and more details will be announced closer to the season’s final weeks.

“It’s been a great 50th season here at Copper, the strong start and consistent snowfall all winter, paired with the incredible work from our mountain operations team, has put us in a really good position to extend. We’re excited to provide more opportunities for our guests to get out and enjoy the mountain this spring. As long as conditions allow for it, we’ll keep the chair lifts spinning for an additional two weeks!”

– Dustin Lyman, president and general manager of Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain’s favorite spring event, Sunsation, will return on April 22-23. The annual celebration delivers again with free live performances from We the Kings at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Emmit Fenn at 5 p.m. on Sunday and a brand-new team relay event with a retro twist in honor of the resort’s 50th season. Weekend revelers can also win swag throughout the weekend by participating in fun competitions like stein hoisting contests or relaxing on the snow beach set up on Sunday.

Slush Rush, the unique new team relay event, will debut on Saturday, April 22. Skiers and riders alike are welcome to join teams of three to compete in a relay race that combines several snow sport competition favorites. Think halfpipe with giant slalom gates, a boardercross course with special challenges, a rail jam, and a retro jump across a pool of icy cold water. Guests will be able to view the fun from Copper’s Center Village. Registration and more details will be made available soon at

In addition to Copper’s large-scale spring events, the resort hosts Copper Live on Saturdays, Après music on Sundays throughout spring, and a Green Tire Giveaway on March 17, 26, and April 15. Copper will also close out the final two races of the Mammut Uphill Race Series on March 18 and the Copper Cup on April 15. Learn more about Copper’s full lineup of spring events at

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Copper Mountain, CO, trail map.

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