Copper Mountain, CO to Replace Two Chairlifts for the 2018/19 Season

Steven Agar | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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Two chairlifts at Copper Mountain, CO to be replaced this summer. Credit: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

In a press release yesterday Copper Mountain, and its parent company, POWDR, 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.

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BOOM! Face shot! Credit: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort

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’s demonstrated commitment to providing its guests with local experiences and easy access to authentic Colorado adventure.

2018-19 Copper Season Passes

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Beginning on March 6, Copper Mountain will once again offer resort season passes starting at $459 with Kids Ski Free. Season passes include unlimited access to Copper Mountain along with three free days at Monarch, Purgatory, Powder Mountain in Utah and Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. Passholders can also enjoy free skiing and riding at Grand Targhee with the purchase of lodging. To learn more about Copper Season Passes and to purchase, visit

Copper Mountain will also be offering the Copper Four Pack for the 2018-19 ski season. More details will be released in the coming weeks.

Copper Mountain is a proud partner on the Ikon Pass. For Ikon Pass details, visit

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