Copper Confirms Tucker Lift is a Go

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Tucker Mountain, home for years to Copper’s weekend cat ski operation, will go seven days a week along with a new chairlift next winter.

Just months after launching two of the largest lifts in the country by vertical transport feet per hour, Copper Mountain today announced its seventh new lift in nine years will bring chairlift service to Tucker Mountain in time for the 2019-20 ski season.  The Leitner-Poma triple will load at the bottom of Blackjack and terminate at over 12,200 feet atop The Taco.  Copper Mountain skiers and snowboarders will gain quick repeat access to 273 acres of expert chutes and faces.  Capacity of the bottom drive, bottom tension lift will be 1,200 per hour.

The move, approved by the White River National Forest last April, is part of a $100 million push by Powdr Co. to transform the Copper experience.  “I’m thrilled to announce Copper’s newest Tucker Mountain chairlift allowing more skiers and riders to access Copper’s unique high alpine terrain.,” said Dustin Lyman, president and general manager of Copper Mountain Resort in a news release.  “With all of the exciting development at Copper, now, more than ever, is a great time for the next generation of skiers, snowboarders and families to call Copper Mountain Colorado their home mountain,” he continued.

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Copper’s parent company is also adding a quad chairlift at its upcoming Woodward Park City action park in Utah this summer.  Killington may also see a new North Ridge Quad in time for next season.

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3 thoughts on “Copper Confirms Tucker Lift is a Go

  1. skitheeast March 4, 2019 / 8:25 pm

    In my opinion, Copper has the potential to be very similar to Vail (terrain wise) with its similar front face and bowl potential in the back. Glad to see them putting a lift in and making the terrain more accessible.

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  2. Ryan March 4, 2019 / 10:52 pm

    Good deal!! Copper has really stepped up the game over the past 15 years. Can’t wait to get back up there. I hope the mechs there are excited.

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    • John March 6, 2019 / 9:41 am

      Job security. It will definitely be a challenge due to its location, though.

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