Copper Mountain to Increase Skier Capacity for 2018/19

Kim Vinet | | Industry NewsIndustry News
New lifts at Ski Resort
New lifts to be added at Copper Mountain for the 2018/19 season (Photo: Copper Mountain Facebook)

Copper Mountain, CO is getting a facelift for the 2018/19 winter season! The resort and it’s parent company, POWDR have announced their plans to replace the existing American Eagle and American Flyer chair lifts to increase skier capacity at the mountain.

The American Eagle chair, which is presently a high speed quad lift, is being upgraded to a combination of 6-person chairs and 8-person gondola cabins, increasing capacity over 40%. The high speed quad, American Flyer chair will be replaced with a 6-person chair with bubble enclosures. The new lifts will provide a faster, more comfortable ride up to intermediate and beginner terrain gaining access to the upper mountain lifts and advanced riding.

“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. Bringing more skiers up the mountain faster means you will spend less time bumping elbows with the masses and more time on the terrain you love to ski.

That’s not all they’ve been up to at Copper Mountain. The Kokomo Express lift has been upgraded to a high speed quad for the 2017/18 season, providing better access to the beginner area. The resort is striving to enhance the guest experience and provide something for everyone on and off hill as well as during the summer season! The Rocky Mountain Coaster is a year round attraction built for the whole family. The 5,800 foot alpine coaster has a vertical drop of 430 feet and takes you up to 25mph all the way down to Copper’s high alpine Center Village.

On sale now! Copper Mountain 2018/2019 season’s passes start at $459 with Kids Ski Free. Season passes include unlimited access to Copper Mountain as well as 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

Plans to replace the two lifts are subject to U.S. Forest Service approval, and further details will be available in the coming days.

Upper Copper Mountain
Photo: Copper Mountain Facebook
Copper Mountain
Photo: Copper Mountain Facebook
Photo: Copper Mountain Facebook


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