Summertime at Ski Cooper

By Dan Torsell on June 21, 2013 in Dan's Blog
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As I look out my office window on this sunny afternoon at the now green slopes of Ski Cooper, I am reminded of why I wanted to be here in this beautiful part of the Rockies.  The blue skies and pristine environment, filled with abundant wildlife, make Ski Cooper and all of Lake County, a paradise for those who enjoy the great outdoors.

On the Mountain, Tim Kerrigan and his crew have been busy performing a variety of maintenance activities on Cooper’s lifts and other equipment.  Tim is also working with Leitner-Poma (the manufacturer of the Piney Triple Chairlift) on the design, manufacture and installation of comfort bars with footrests for the Piney Triple.  We think this will be a welcome addition for our guests, especially those with younger children.

We are also in the planning stages of a complete remodel of our Rental Shop, an area where we admittedly experienced serious traffic flow issues in the past (akin to heading east on I-70 on a Sunday afternoon!).  As the summer progresses, I will report on progress and details of this work.  I am very excited at the prospect of offering a streamlined rental process, allowing our skiers to spend more time on the slopes and less time in line in the shop!

If you are considering a season pass for the upcoming ski season, please note that we have decided to offer the same low “early” pass price as last season.  You can purchase online at the “early” rate through September 30.  You won’t find a better deal anywhere!

That’s all for now.  Enjoy the summer, but remember it’s only 176 days until opening day!

Dan

 

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President and General Manager of Ski Cooper. Avid mogul skier, guitarist, tennis player, and family man!

4 Comments

  1. RE June 24, 2013 Reply

    Nice new site….still no webcams :(

    • patrick June 27, 2013 Reply

      Thanks! Yes, we’d like to have some webcams as well. Our limiting factor right now is internet bandwidth due to our remote location. We’re looking into ways to improve our mountain internet service so that we can offer services such as live webcams and public WiFi.

  2. Chris September 4, 2013 Reply

    I think it’s great that you started a blog. I guess there’s not much to say in the summer, but I hope you keep the blog going– it is a great way to stay in touch with the skiing public. I just wanted to pass along a compliment to Ski Cooper. I never really considered it before, as it is kind of a haul from Denver. But I was up there for a race last January and I was really impressed with your operation! Nobody will confuse you guys with the biggest or toughest mountain around, but it is a beautiful setting, affordable and a really friendly atmosphere. Everybody I dealt with was nice and helpful. All of the skiers I talked with were having fun. And the race crew did an amazing job pulling off the race considering the limited help from mother nature. I will definitely bring my family up this season. My son is a hard-charger, but I think there’s plenty to keep him entertained on the back side. My wife has only skied a few times, but I think Cooper will be a safer, more relaxed setting for her to learn in compared to the larger resorts. Also, I would like to try one of those cat trips if there is more powder this time! Keep up the good work.

  3. Roma September 30, 2013 Reply

    I love this blog! It keeps me informed. Thanks for taking your time to keep it going.

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