Colorado, United States
Ski Cooper is a small alpine ski resort in Colorado. It has one double, one triple, two poma lifts, and one carrot lift (a carrot lift is a rope toe with orange plastic "carrots" that a person can grab on to). While Ski Cooper is smaller than other Colorado resorts, it boasts shorter lift lines, affordable prices and all-natural snow. These features make it an ideal destination for family vacations. It is located in the San Isabel National Forest, near Leadville, and is one of the oldest ski resorts in Colorado. During World War II, Ski Cooper served as the training site for the 10th Mountain Division and continues to host a Memorial Day celebration for the World War II veterans of this division. Ski Cooper is also home to the Chicago Ridge Snowcat Tours which provides access to 2400 acres of nearly untouched backcountry skiing.