A February 2003 trip
to Frisco by Christisan
Quote: A brief escape from the Denver Metropolitan Area--gaining altitude and refining attitude--into the heights of the Rocky Mountains.
Continuing to Georgetown, one passes the massive frozen lake AND does a double-take at the fisherman atop its thick icy crust --with their trucks! Further west, please ignore the call of the Silverthorne Factory Shoppes -- unless you just can't resist acquiring yet ANOTHER GAP pullover or picking up a replacement glass for your Coleman lamp at the outlet. Finally, just before Frisco, view the massive Dillon Lake area with its sailboat-clad frozen shores, intriguing small islands and local culture. Turn off the thoroughfare and head south into Frisco - and into the Winter scene on the most beautiful holiday card you've received. Follow the twinkling lights and old-time streetlights down mainstreet to the warm and cozy Frisco Lodge.
If you'll ski, add a wool-sweater layer. Don't forget your mittens (warmer than gloves) and your hat.
The Copper Community is an early-rising hive of activity -- arrive early to get the best/closest parking AND the virgin groomed snow and powder. You'll meet people from all over the world who have travelled to enjoy this invigorating ski-experience. Everyone has pink cheeks and a grin.
If you need a tip - look for the uniformed Copper employees, OR the people who have a white "raccoon" eye mask from the sun exposure on a snow-goggled face.
If you're new to skis, no worries! Head to the west side of the mountain for gentle terrain and other new skiers. Get ready to have the time of your life! If you aren't taking advantage of the adult ski-school, head for the Kokomo lift first for a warm up. Exit the lift and pause at the top of the run -- look around you -- 360 degrees of literally breath-taking views of white mountain-tops and evergreen-covered mountainsides. Take a deep breath of the purest mountain air on the planet and swish down the slope!
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2003
Copper Mountain Alpine Skiing and Boarding
Copper Mountain Ski Area