The first comforting sign that Copper ski school knows what they’re doing was evident when we arrived and parking attendants directed us to the short term ski school parking. This is key because when you’re dealing with kids, gear, cold, and crowds, being able to park close to where you need to be makes the schlepp just a little easier.
As we approached the ski school check in, I had visions of what it must look like at the entrance to heaven. Like angels at the gates, uniform staff were standing around on hand waiting to help guests navigate the check in process. We didn’t have to go up to them, they came to us and escorted us through the entire process. We were checked in and done with so much time to spare we didn’t know what to do with ourselves.
dumped the kids in their lessons, lovingly dropped them off with their instructors, we went to breakfast at Alpinista Cafe. I meant to take a picture of the wonderful breakfast burritos the size of bread loaves, but we were all too hungry to wait for a food photo shoot.
With breakfast out of the way we headed up for some runs. And this is where Copper again exceeded expectations.
There’s been a lot of chatter about snow conditions at resorts lately. We all know that this winter has been dry, but let me tell you, Copper’s snow management team is delivering a product that will make you forget it’s a low snow year.
We skied for several hours and found plenty of snow, uncrowded runs, bumps, and speed educing groomers. The sun was shining, temperatures were mild, and skies were clear and blue.
The day flew and before we knew it, it was time to pick up the kids from ski school. After we grabbed the kids, one missing a pole with no idea where it was, and one from Copper TLC (with a self diagnosed ‘hurt leg’) it was time to try out the beautiful shiny brand new Union Creek Quad lift.
Expectations were exceeded again as we quickly loaded and were whisked up the mountain.
The ride was speedy and quick and a wonderful improvement to that part of the mountain.With skiing done for the day we ventured over to Jacks for apres.
Not only were our expectations exceeded, but the kids were so excited when they saw their drinks I thought their heads were going to explode.