Some of the least expensive skiing in Colorado

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 21, 2009 11:10 am

This economy has been rough on all of us. No doubt. If you’ve lost all hope for a ski trip this year, take a look at this. The Ski Cooper/Chicago Ridge Ski Area, opening on Thanksgiving Day, lets you ski all season long for a lift ticket price of $42. There’s also a beginner package with lessons, tickets and rentals for $60.

The ski Cooper area is just west of Leadville in Colorado. Here’s what Bob Casey, Marketing Manager of Ski Cooper said: “Providing our guests with a fun and affordable ski experience has always been our priority at Ski Cooper. To us, fun means providing exceptional customer service, long runs and short lines.”

The area is serviced by five lifts (2 chairs and 3 surface lifts) that cover 400 skiable acres. 26 runs include 30 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate and 30 percent expert, and their Terrain Park will be expanded this year. 

“Snow permitting, Ski Cooper will be open Nov. 26- 29; Dec. 4-6; and Dec. 11- 13. The resort will be open daily for the season from Dec. 18, 2009, through Apr. 4, 2010. Full day lift tickets are $42 for adults; $23 for children 6-14; $31 for seniors 60-69; and $18 for seniors 70 or better. Ski Cooper is offering discounted lift tickets to members of the military: $37 for adults and $20 for children (ID required.) A season pass is $280 for adults and $136 for children. Group discounts and multi-day passes are also available” (First Tracks).

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