With 54 percent of its trails designated as black diamond to double black diamond, the overwhelming majority of Copper’s terrain is meant for expert skiers. Copper expert skiing offers tons of long, steep sustained runs, high alpine bowls and technical glades. The majority of black diamond runs can be found on the East side of the mountain, or looker’s left area if you’re in front of a trail map.
Depending on where you’re staying, expert skiers will want to start their day out at either East Village’s Super Bee six-person chairlift or Center Village’s American Eagle quad chairlift. If you opt for the Super Bee, you’ll find tons of long, sustained black runs. This is a great area to warm your legs up on early in the morning. Head skier’s left off the chairlift for Far East or Too Much. From the top of Super Bee you’re perfectly placed to take advantage of Rendevous Bowl, one of Copper’s four bowls. In Rendevous Bowl you’ll find more sustained black runs, as well as the high-alpine exoert terrain of Spaulding Bowl.
The American Eagle chairlift provides experts access to the Excelerator chairlift and it’s fun black diamond runs like wide-open Hallelujah or steep Brennan’s Grin. Excelerator accesses Storm King chairlift and the Enchanted Forest, double black high alpine area, as well as the upper reaches of Spaulding Bowl. The American Flyer quad chairlift gets experts to the coveted goods in Copper Bowl quicker than any other lift. At the top of American Flyer head to either Sierra or Rendevous chairlift. Experts can access Copper Bowl from either lift, but the gnarliest terrain is accessed from the top of Union Peak. Experts can hike along the ridge line and drop into the bowl where ever their heart desires.