Copper Mountain announces opening day, lift upgrade

Copper Mountain/Courtesy photo
Copper Mountain will upgrade the Timberline Express Chairlift from a four-person to a high-speed six-person lift that will debut in the 2024-25 season.
Copper Mountain Resort/Courtesy photo

Copper Mountain Resort will open Nov. 13 for the 2023-24 winter season.

Copper and Leitner-Poma will upgrade the Timberline Express chairlift from a 4-person lift to a high-speed six-pack, according to a news release from the resort.

The new lift will debut in the 2024-25 winter season.

“The Timberline Express chairlift services some of the most popular intermediate terrain,” said Dustin Lyman, president and general manager of Copper Mountain in the release. “With the introduction of a 6-pack, high-speed lift, we are boosting uphill capacity significantly, effectively reducing wait times and granting skiers and riders quicker access to one of our most treasured mountain areas. This upgrade will undoubtedly be a game-changer for Copper Mountain.”

Work for the project has already begun, construction of the new lift is expected to take place during summer 2024.

The upgrade joins a long list of projects that collectively make up the largest capital investment in more than a decade at the resort.

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