Copper Mountain, and its parent company, POWDR, today announced continued enhancements to the way guests access the mountain’s world-class, naturally-divided terrain. The planned upgrades to replace the American Eagle and American Flyer lifts with high-speed combination and bubble-style lift service are slated to debut for the 2018-19 ski season. Plans to replace the two lifts are subject to U.S. Forest Service approval, and further details will be available in the coming days.
“Replacing our most popular mountain-access lifts will significantly improve how our guests experience some of the best skiing and riding on Copper Mountain,” said Gary Rodgers, president and general manager of Copper Mountain Resort. “More guests will be able to get up the mountain quicker to enjoy a variety of easy, intermediate and advanced terrain.”
The American Eagle lift, a high-speed quad, will be replaced with a high-speed lift that includes a combination of both 6-person chairs and 8-person gondola cabins. The new lift will increase uphill capacity by over 40 percent, allowing more skiers and snowboarders access to an abundance of Copper’s intermediate terrain.
A high-speed 6-person chair with bubble enclosures is set to replace the high-speed quad known as the American Flyer lift, offering a more comfortable ride and greatly increasing uphill capacity. The new lift will primarily serve the easy and intermediate side of the resort’s unique naturally-divided terrain and also will provide expedited access to Copper’s advanced high alpine bowls.
This announcement is a continuation of Copper Mountain’s demonstrated commitment to providing its guests with local experiences and easy access to authentic Colorado adventure.
“New-to-Copper guests and returning passholders have been wowed by what we’ve been up to over the past season,” said Rodgers. “From cultivating regionally-influenced dining concepts like Toast & Co., to opening the new Rocky Mountain Coaster, to revamping our beginner area with the new Kokomo Express Lift, guests now have more reasons than ever to visit, and to stay and play. We look forward to continuing to make Copper the best version of itself for our locals and visitors.”