72 Hours of Adrenaline
An action-packed three days for the thrill seekers.
You’ll need a room close to the lifts at Copper Mountain to get that fresh-powder early start. Fuel up on coffee at Camp Hale and get to the lifts for first dibs on fresh tracks or corduroy. Warm up with a few fast laps off the Super Bee chair lift before you hit the bumps under Alpine Chair and gradually make your way back to Copper Bowl and Tucker Mountain.
Accessible by snowcat and hiking, Tucker is an earn-your-turns backcountry experience, in-bounds. The Tucker Mountain Snowcat runs 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday, but the trick is to hit it when the mountain is open and the cat isn’t running. Choose your pleasure, from mellow lines to steep pitches and tree glades. Once you’re tuckered out (get it?), head to Ten Mile Tavern to celebrate your mountain conquest over Colorado brews.
Day two begins at the Frisco Nordic Center. With 27 kilometers of groomed skiing trails, even the fittest athlete can get a stiff workout here. Learn the basics or finesse your form with a morning private cross-country ski lesson. You’ll have all day to practice as you pick from gentle grades or lung-busting hills. You’ve earned a relaxing soak at Copper’s Athletic Club before your well-deserved feast at the Incline Grill (try the loaded chicken pot pie or the hefty half-pound burger with smoked bacon and fried onions).
Day three: Rent bikes at Rebel Sports for a taste of the fat bike culture. It may be cold out, but dress light, as you’ll work up a quick sweat. Snow provides added resistance and trails take on a new perspective covered in snow. Feeling competitive? Sign up for Copper’s WinterBike—a nighttime cross-country bike race through the village and the base of the slopes, celebrating those big, knobby two-wheelers.
Not into winter biking? That’s alright. Head indoors to the Woodward Copper Barn for adult, teen or youth freestyle lessons. Work on air awareness, park and pipe skills on the snow and in the Barn with rockstar coaches who will help you reach your goals. No prior terrain park ability necessary. Lunch is included. Book in advance.