The Copper Chopper program at Copper Mountain, Colorado is a wonderful ski and snowboard program that focuses on fun, skiing skills, mountain etiquette, outdoor safety, and personal growth for youth from ages 8 - 18. Kids ski and ride with an instructor from 9 AM - 2:30 PM on Saturdays or Sundays in a 6 week program.

To learn more about the program, contact Copper Mountain Youth Programs at:

  • Phone:  866-385-0144 or 970-968-3023
  • E-mail:

Richard Garcia is a full certified alpine ski instructor with Copper Mountain who loves to share his 30+ years of teaching/coaching with kids from age 5 to 80+. You may reserve a private lesson with him by contacting him at

Copper Mountain is home for the most advanced ski and ride instructors on the planet. For information on ski and snowboard classes, click on:

Group Lessons for Adults and Youth

Private Lessons