With nearly a quarter of Copper Mountain’s 126 trails designated as blue runs, intermediate skiers have a lot of terrain options. And like beginner skiers at Copper, intermediates have full run of the mountain; they can ski off of nearly all of the resort’s 22 chairlifts, including the vast expanse of Copper Bowl. However, the majority of the blue runs at Copper are concentrated around the American Eagle chairlift. American Eagle chairlift and American Flyer chairlift whisk skiers nearly 2,000 vertical feet up the mountain, from there it’s another short lift ride to Copper’s summit. Intermediate skiers at Copper can access blue runs from two of the resort’s iconic peaks, Copper Peak or Union Peak.
The most popular blue runs are found off of the American Eagle lift, which is one of the primary chairlifts from the Center Village base area. Off the American Eagle chairlift intermediates should enjoy long perfectly groomed cruisers like Bouncer, Main View or Bittersweet. From the top of American Eagle, intermediate skiers can hop on the Excelerator quad lift, which accesses even more long, sustained blue runs like Andy’s Encore and Collage. The American Flyer chairlift also leads to some incredible intermediate terrain. Off the chairlift skiers should head right towards the American Flyer trail. This trail leads to Timberline Express chairlift. This lift exclusively accesses blue terrain, making it a great area for intermediate skier’s to lap all day.
Intermediate skiers can also access Copper Bowl, one of Copper’s four famed bowls, via the Rendevous chairlift. Head down Otto Bahn, the one and only blue run in the bowl, which offers intermediate skiers incredible views of Copper Bowl’s terrain as well as 12,337-foot Tucker Mountain. Otto Bahn leads to both Mountain Chief chairlift or Blackjack chairlift.