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Copper to Open New Expert Chairlift Next Season

by Greg Colquitt | March 29, 2019

Copper Mountain is going gold.

If you have ever taken the lift to the top of Copper Mountain and drooled over the terrain that seemed just out of reach, you know how big this news is. That place is Tucker Mountain, an area reserved for the mountain’s snow cat operation that runs only on the weekends and depends on the snow conditions.

But things are about to change.

Starting this summer Copper is constructing a three-person fixed grip chair to usher skiers and riders to the top of 12,200ft Tucker Mountain, opening 273 acres of expert terrain seven days a week. No longer do you have to stare longingly at the terrain just out of reach. Next season you can catch a ride on the new lift from the bottom of existing Blackjack lift in Copper’s back bowls to the top of The Taco–a north-facing and wide-open chute that can hold its snow and give you one helluva ride. But if The Taco isn’t your speed or the snow’s not great that day you can head off the lift in either direction to find steep chutes and glades to work your way down that will fit your fancy. Though the improvements on Tucker steal the show, these aren’t the only improvements going on at Copper.

Copper’s Tucker Mountain previously reserved for snow cat operations


Widespread improvements

Copper has been making widespread improvements as a part of POWDR Corp’s (Copper’s parent company) $100M project that included an update to the mountain’s darling lifts American Flyer and American Eagle, new restaurants and bars for après or during the day, a terrain park designed with an Olympic snowboarder, and a mountain coaster to keep the stoke high in the summer. With all the changes, Copper continues to position itself as a great resort no matter what adventure you’re looking for.
Ultimately, good things are happening in Colorado’s Summit County! You can find lift tickets below for this season. Of course be sure to check back next season when the new lift is spinning, but until then, happy spring skiing!

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