American Eagle – Copper Mountain, CO

Leitner-Poma won the bidding to replace both lifts out of Copper’s Center Village in 2018.
American Eagle is a combination six place chairlift and eight place gondola.
Long LPA terminal with three masts.
Lift overview.
Operator house at the return.
Gondola loading zone.
View back down the lift line.
Arriving at the drive terminal.
There is a small cabin/chair maintenance building.
Gondolas unload on the downhill side of the top terminal.
This was the very first in North America with a direct drive. Three others opened within a few weeks.
Side view of the top terminal.
Upper terminal seen from below.
Towers 19 and 20 with Storm King visible in the background.
View up the lift line.
Lower part of the lift.
Another view up the long lift line.
The bottom terminal in the village.
Gondola maze area.
Towers 1 and 2.
A Sigma Diamond cabin.
A cabin nears the lower station.
Riding up the line.
Upper station overview.
Huge generator for backup electricity.
Wooden under skin.
Tower 19 and both carrier styles.
View down the line.
Middle section of the lift.
Lower lift line view.
Looking uphill at tower 10.
There are special rollers on the inside of the cabins to keep them level in the chair load/unload zones.
Combo assemblies on tower 8.
Another view up the lift.
Tower 6.
There are four chairs for every one cabin.
Lower terminal seen from above.
Because the gondola section runs slower than the rest of the terminal, chairs appear to stack up.
Ski racks on a cabin.
View from the drive terminal.
The upper station seen from above.
Another view of the drive station.
Tower 12.
Side view of the return with its sister lift in the background.
The lift line seen from I-70.

2 thoughts on “American Eagle – Copper Mountain, CO

  1. Donald M. Reif February 24, 2019 / 12:08 pm

    So are there 120 chairs and cabins overall on the lift. How many of those are cabins?

    Liked by 1 person

    • GreatEight February 24, 2019 / 1:38 pm

      24… one cabin for every 4 chairs

      Liked by 1 person

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