Convenience is the theme at Copper Mountain and getting here certainly adheres to that theme. Visitors arrive to Denver International Airport (DEN) with daily nonstop service from too many cities to list. Rocky Mountain Getaways arranges shuttle service or car rental from the airport and the resort is about a two hour trip on Interstate 70, a major highway affording an easy drive when the weather is not too bad. During the winter four wheel drive is recommended. Those driving to Copper Mountain from home will find the path from the East to be fairly easy on I-70 while those from the South might encounter some mountain passes that could be more affected by inclement weather.
Denver International Airport (DIA)
Denver International Airport has the most flights, and probably the cheapest fares. It’s a hub for both United and Frontier, and also gets several flights a day from Delta and Southwest. Southwest is always a popular choice because it doesn’t charge for bags or any change fees. So, if a big snowstorm comes along and your schedule is flexible, you can adjust your itinerary to catch them freshies! Since Denver is well-prepared for winter weather, the airport is almost never snowed-in, so you can plan your trip there with confidence.
Eagle County Regional Airport
Eagle County Regional Airport is 55 mi west of Copper Mountain and an overall shorter and smoother drive than DIA. Be aware though, that many flights to this airport connect through DIA and usually cost more.
Colorado Springs Airport
You can also consider Colorado Springs; it has six airlines and a direct service from several US hubs, with good deals on flights heading that way. Some Colorado Front Range locals actually prefer the drive from Colorado Springs; even though it’s not an interstate, it’s nowhere near as crowded so it’s often quicker and easier. All up the drive takes a bit over two and a half hours. On the other hand, since it’s not a freeway and there aren’t as many shuttle options, this might not be the best choice if you’re not experienced with winter driving.