Hi everyone! I’m here to answer the age-old question: Keystone vs Copper Mountain? Whether you’re a ski enthusiast looking for some fresh powder, or a snowboarding daredevil in search of a challenging slope – this post will provide some insight into the differences between these two popular resorts. Choosing one can be tough, so let’s dive right in and explore everything from terrain difficulty to activities offered, all with my personal experiences and expertise as an avid snowboarder for the past 10 years.
Terrain And Ski Areas
Keystone and Copper Mountain are both unique in terms of the terrain they offer. Keystone boasts three different mountains, with a total of 5 peaks stretching across 3,148 acres. The resort offers over twenty ski trails for all levels of ability from beginner to expert. It also has several areas designated for snowboarding, such as Kidtopia Park and the A51 Terrain Park – offering fun features like jumps, pipes and rails. Meanwhile, Copper Mountain is spread out across 2,433 acres with two separate summits accessible by chairlift or gondola; the east summit contains mostly novice slopes while the west summit houses more advanced runs. Both resorts have large amounts of rolling groomers perfect for cruising down mountain faces at high speeds!
Snowfall and Conditions
When it comes to snowfall statistics, Keystone averages around 230 inches per season compared to Copper’s 180 inches; however huge dumps can be found at either resort depending on weather conditions each year – making them both great choices regardless! During winter months temperatures usually stay between 0 – 20 degrees Fahrenheit which provides optimal powder conditions throughout most days.. Additionally, Keystone uses an extensive snowmaking system that covers 95%+ of its terrain meaning you can always count on good coverage with freshly groomed runs available even when natural snow isn’t present.
Lodging And Accommodation
The lodging options differ quite a bit between these two resorts too: Keystone offers a range of accommodations including hotels near their base area plus cabins situated within River Run Village right next to lifts offering easy access skiing while staying river side. On top of this there are many private vacation homes located off-site if you would prefer space away from the hustle bustle but still close enough for convenience during your visit! In contrast Coppers lodging is separated into three distinct villages (Center Village/East/West) containing townhomes & condos alongside hotel offerings too so there’s something suitable no matter what kind budget or group size you’re looking for ..