Copper Mountain Announces New Lift for 2011/2012 Season!
February 10, 2011
Mountain, CO…February 10, 2011…Copper Mountain is excited to announce that this
summer we will begin construction on a new chairlift, replacing the High Point
fixed grip double chair located at the base of Union Creek, which has served
Copper faithfully since 1976.
The new lift will provide
improved service to all levels of skiing and riding ability. The lift, manufactured
by Doppelmayr USA, will have a new alignment to help improve skier and rider
circulation in and out of Union Creek. In conjunction with the new lift, the
addition of a new trail connection from the east will make the circulation from
the Catalyst Terrain Park and the tremendous beginner and intermediate terrain
in the area, much easier.
been skiing at Copper since college and when Powdr purchased Copper, we did so
with a goal of enhancing and improving the on-mountain experience,” says John
Cumming, President and CEO of Powdr Corp. “I am very excited about taking this
lift will have a capacity of 2,400 people per hour, a length of 4,937 feet,
with a vertical rise of 1,005 feet. The ride time will be 5 minutes, a fraction
of the current lift ride from Union Creek to mid-mountain now. The top terminal
will be realigned slightly uphill and to the east of the current High Point
lift. The lower terminal will move to the East side of the Schoolhouse.
Construction of the new lift is scheduled for June 1, 2011.
“After a year of significant
infrastructure investments in snowmaking, parking and much more, we are excited
to announce a more visible on-mountain improvement,” says Gary Rodgers,
President and General Manager of Copper Mountain Resort. “We view the new lift
as a critical step in improving the Union Creek skiing and riding experience
for all ability levels.”
Copper Mountain would like to
recognize the US Forest Service, and specifically the White River National
Forest team, for being a great partner throughout this entire process.
Copper Mountain knows there
are skiers and riders out there who have never felt the thrill of waking up and
hearing on the radio that school was cancelled. There are people who have never
spent a whole day in the snow doing anything their heart desired. No joke.
These people, and those who understand snow day bliss, are the reason we do
what we do. So come to Copper to take a day, or two or seven and experience the
mountain. Welcome everybody, to the home of the snow day. For up-to-date
weather, photos and more visit www.coppercolorado.com.
This season make sure to
check out Woodward at Copper, the
premier trick stomping playground that features The Barn, a 19,400 sq. ft.
indoor facility complete with indoor artificial snow jumps and jib lines, foam
pits, skate features and Olympic fly-bed trampolines, offering indoor and
outdoor training programs where you can learn tricks in the Barn and take them
on snow the same day. www.woodwardatcopper.com.
David Roth Office: 970.968.2318 ext. 38827 Mobile: 970.389.6460 Email: DRoth@coppercolorado.com