The future at Cooper is bright! Our goal is to strike a very careful balance in our expansion plans between maintaining and preserving the unique Cooper character, while growing organically to allow Cooper to survive and thrive in an incredibly competitive market. We want to provide our skiers with new excitement and improvements in the coming years, without sacrificing the down-to-earth, authentic, uncrowded atmosphere that keeps skiers coming back year after year. With those ideals in mind, here are a couple of the exciting projects in the works for Cooper’s future:

happy guests at the yurt
guests inside the yurt

Mountaintop Yurt Lodge with Food and Beverage


The new mountaintop Yurt is located at the top of the Double near the restrooms, and provides skiers with a comfortable place to kick back, warm up, and grab a cup of coffee and a snack without having to go back to the base area. A future large deck will be added to provide outdoor seating for sunny days, with unparalleled views!

Rendering of hopeful new trail pod on the back side

Lift and Terrain Expansion

Planning Opening: December 2019

This new pod of advanced terrain to skiers’ right of Motherlode will round out Cooper terrain offerings, providing more challenge for skiers/riders, and allowing families with mixed abilities to enjoy the mountain. Runs will be narrower, primarily braided and gladed, some allowed to develop moguls, and will provide sustained pitches of 24-30 degrees. The trails will be served by a surface lift.

Overhead view of proposed back side trail expansion

Lift and Terrain Expansion

Overhead view