Cooper is located 9 miles north of Leadville and is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this season. It has soft all-natural snow and views of Colorado’s highest peaks, Mt. Elbert & Mt. Massive. The terrain includes cruisers, glades, bumps and powder across 39 runs. The base elevation is 10,500 ft with a 1200 ft vertical drop. Snowcat skiing access on Chicago Ridge includes 2600 acres of powder, bowls and timber skiing. Restaurants include Katie O’Rourke’s Irish Pub, a Mountaintop Yurt and the cafeteria.