Copper Mountain Resort, CO announced through its social media channels on Thursday afternoon that the new American Flyer chairlift is open to the public.
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“American Flyer is the longest bubble chair in the world,” Dustin Lyman, the resort’s new general manager, said in the announcement video, “covering nearly two miles and taking us to an elevation of 11,600-feet.”
The revamped American Flyer lift is a high-speed six-person chair with automated bubble enclosures that increases uphill capacity by 33 percent to the resort’s west-side terrain from Copper’s Center Village. The new state-of-the-art Flyer lift joins the resort’s new American Eagle lift — which opened early last month.
The opening of the Flyer now provides service on all of the resort’s lifts and, in turn, to all of the resort’s terrain as Copper — as of earlier this month — had opened 100 percent of its skiable terrain at some point this season.
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Copper Mountain’s continued investment in an authentic Colorado experience is what sets the resort apart from the 26 others in the state. Over the past two years Copper has successfully revamped its beginner ski and ride area with the replacement of the Kokomo Express lift; delivered an elevated dining and après experience with the addition of Ten Mile Tavern, Koko’s, Toast & Co. and now Downhill Duke’s; installed RFID lift access technology; debuted one of the longest alpine coasters in North America, the Rocky Mountain Coaster; and now completed the replacement of two workhorse lifts out of Center Village.