Interested in skiing/riding at a famous Colorado ski area after the conference on March 28–31? If so, please take some time to read the information and FAQs below to connect with others from ACUI in that experience!

Thus far, we have received interest from a number of folks who were generally looking to head to Copper Mountain on Thursday, March 28; get one or two days of lift passes; and depart Copper Mountain on Saturday or Sunday. Unfortunately, we did not garner enough interest to warrant group transportation shuttle arrangements.

To enable communication amongst those who desire it, we have created a GroupMe group. If you plan to participate, or want to connect about potential transportation options, please click here to join the GroupMe

Once a group hotel rate is secured, it is recommended that you reserve a room as soon as possible, as this opportunity is during spring break season and space may fill up. When we have a better idea of interest and details, your reservation will be able to be adjusted or cancelled.

Lift Tickets, Rentals, and Lessons

To make arrangements for the best experience at Copper Mountain, please: 

The benefit of a ski rental at Copper Mountain is that if something doesn’t fit properly, you can easily exchange it there. Please note there will be a USASA competition that week at Copper Mountain—which will provide some unique opportunities to watch the competition, but availability is limited and rooms, rentals, lessons are not being held for our group unless you reserve them. Please reserve early.


We have secured the two lodging options for ACUI members: 

  • Cambria Hotel which is conveniently located onsite at Copper Mountain. An ACUI group rate has been secured for March 28–31, but a block of rooms is not being held for our group. Due the demand, the group rates range from $374 (non-refundable) to $416 (free cancellation). Lodging here is as-available alongside the general public.
  • AC Hotel by Marriott which is located in Frisco with an hourly shuttle running between the hotel and Copper Mountain) and is holding a block of 10 rooms starting at $219; the deadline to book a room is February 12.

Please reserve your room as soon as you can to ensure the best rates. 


A variety of transportation options are available to get from Denver to Copper Mountain:

Please make your transportation arrangements based on your travel requirements and the number of days you plan to stay on the mountain. You can connect with others about potential transportation options via the GroupMe created for this purpose.

Copper Mountain is on a direct line from Denver, off of I-70. There’s a wide variety of slopes with natural terrain, which are easy to navigate with easier to west, harder to east. ACUI Past President Colette Berge is a Copper Mountain Ambassador who is partnering on the planning for this opportunity. The destination is less expensive and crowded than other areas nearby and is known for its hospitality, international training and competitions, and a wide variety of terrain over four peaks.

While we determine what arrangements will meet the interests of those hoping to participate, it is important to acknowledge that a wide range of options exist. Ultimately, we anticipate securing some group transportation and lodging options, and participants will arrange the details of their time at Copper Mountain independently. The costs will greatly depend on what you need, your previous experience with skiing, and how long you plan to stay.

Offerings include: lessons; day pass(es) for 1–4 days; snowshoeing, tubing, skiing, and snowboarding; equipment rentals; and clothing rentals. These websites will help you learn more about what is available and current price ranges:

Group transportation pricing could range from $75–$220 per person, depending on how many want to go and the extent to which individuals are on the same timelines.

Due to the season of this opportunity, lodging on the mountain could approach $400/night, while there are other options being explored in nearby Frisco, CO that are closer to $200/night.

An Ambassador is an official Copper Mountain volunteer who is a host, problem solver, direction giver, on mountain assistant, and tour guide. We offer FREE on mountain ski/ride tours on green and blue runs. We want you to become familiar with the area and to be safe in your piste selection.

For those who celebrate, March 31 is Easter Sunday. Copper Mountain Chapel (interdenominational) will have Easter Sunday service in the chapel at 8:30 a.m. in Center Village, and on the mountain at 12:30 p.m. at the Solitude Station Scenic Overlook Deck, off of American Eagle lift—a ski-in Easter Sunday service! 

For those who observe, this opportunity coincides with Ramadan. Here is an overview of dining options at Copper Mountain and the Islamic Center of Golden being the closest mosque facilities.