Snow riders can keep the snowy fun going all summer long in Center Village at the base of the American Eagle lift. Grab a session in the Big Island Terrain Park and work on your skills with built-up jumps and other features in this park. Limited spots are available, but you can purchase tickets online. The park is open weekends from mid-June to late S
April can be a bittersweet month as Copper’s winter season comes to an end. For many folks, closing day marks the time to hang up skis and snowboards and plan for summer adventures: hiking, biking, rafting, camping. Noah Schwander has his eyes on summer, too, but as Copper’s Terrain Park and Progression Manager, it’s his job to ensure there’s no end to the snow even though the lifts are no longer spinning.
Copper is one of only a few resorts in North America that offer skiing and riding opportunities during the summer months. Whistler, in British Columbia, and Oregon’s Mt. Hood also offer a summer snow season, but Schwander, who has ridden both mountains in the summer months, believes Copper still has the edge when it comes to summer snow.