Copper Mountain, CO

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18 thoughts on “Copper Mountain, CO

  1. Carson February 4, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Does anyone know what lift dumb and dumber was filmed on during when hairy got his tongue stuck on the chair?


  2. Michael February 4, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    E Lift. The Yan triple before Excellerator. The scene was actually filmed on the deck of Solitude Station on a chair that was a spare from under the summer deck.

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  3. Carson February 4, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Thanks! Did E lift sell?


  4. Matt February 4, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    From what I know the chairs were reused on S lift, before being replaced by CTEC chairs. The rest of the lift I believe was scrapped but I could be wrong.


    • John February 28, 2018 / 2:02 pm

      E’s carriers did go to S. The gearbox and drive bullwheel went to R, as did the tower assemblies and lifting gantries (R originally had none).


  5. John February 28, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Peter- you show that C-lift was removed. It wasn’t, I still maintain it. Its other name is Gem.


  6. GreatEight January 14, 2019 / 2:47 pm

    Peter, are you heading to Colorado soon to take pictures of the new American Eagle and Flyer?


    • Peter Landsman January 14, 2019 / 2:50 pm

      I plan to get to Copper within the next month or so. I already got the rest of the new lifts in Colorado but the Flyer was not open yet at that time. I will get Taos as well when I go to Copper.

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  7. bryansouth January 19, 2019 / 9:17 pm

    Rode the new chairs today. American Flyer is quite the thrill ride. Durring stops (which it does quite often) it rolls backwards quite a ways. In certain spots it also can drop and bounce probably 30 feet or so. It honestly felt very unsafe.

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    • John March 6, 2019 / 9:49 am

      The lift does not roll back. What you’re experiencing is the line equalising itself. Consider how much weight is on the heavy side, and the associated momentum. When the lift stops the weight sags in between towers on the heavy side, then the light side becomes tight and wants to pull back. It always takes several back-and-forth cycles like this to come to rest after a stop. The lift is safe. The old one did this as well, but it wasn’t as noticeable with the lighter carriers.

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  8. Kaden K March 5, 2019 / 10:52 pm

    The Old E chair at Copper had bubbles?


  9. Michael March 6, 2019 / 5:51 am

    No. The original F lift at Copper had bubbles.


  10. Maxwell September 13, 2019 / 4:45 pm

    Timberline express is 1100 not 1000


    • John September 14, 2019 / 9:42 am

      We’ve had eyes on that area for years- in fact, there was once a map with lifts 8,9, and 10 in that basin. I think we’re looking more at upgrading and refining what we already have though. Hard to say.


  11. Donald Reif October 31, 2019 / 6:39 pm

    Blackjack received a Skytrac return station in 2019 as the loading area had to be moved to accommodate the Three Bears lift.


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