Timberline Express – Copper Mountain, CO

Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.
Summit drive station.
Unload station from below.
Lift line overview.
Middle part of the lift line.
Lower lift line.
Looking back up the lift line.
Load station.
Loading area and operator house at the return.
Doppelmayr Uni terminal.
Another view of the return.
View up the lift line.
Unload up top.

15 thoughts on “Timberline Express – Copper Mountain, CO

  1. Collin February 4, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    The World Book entry says the speed is 5.61 m/s or 1104 fpm. Is that true or is just a typo? I didn’t think lifts with DS series grips could go over 1000.


    • Matt February 5, 2018 / 10:39 pm

      Yes, indeed TREX is capable of 1100 fpm. I remember back in the day they would run it at full speed quite often. However, now I think they only run it at 1000 fpm to facilitate loading and minimize wear and tear.


      • Kaden K June 10, 2019 / 3:46 pm

        I noticed this lift going really fast when I rode it a while back.


        • Donald Reif June 10, 2019 / 4:04 pm


  2. Jonathan April 29, 2018 / 8:56 am

    When ever I go to Copper, there is always long lines on this lift. I think that this lift should be a 6 passenger lift


    • calmeyer April 29, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Do you only ski Copper on holiday weekends?


      • John October 18, 2018 / 1:51 pm

        I-lift is always busy, no matter the day. This is the main reason it was upgraded from two old doubles. I agree, a sixpack would be nice here, but we’ll see. We’re currently busy with two other slightly larger upgrades 😎

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        • V3 February 26, 2019 / 1:32 pm

          Be a good fit to relocate this lift elsewhere (L,R,A or S) and replace with a 90 deg load six, maybe do the new Uni skin when relocated.

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        • Donald M. Reif April 5, 2019 / 11:34 am

          They could add additional chairs to bring the lift up to 2,800 pph.


        • John June 12, 2019 / 1:02 pm

          We’d have to drop the speed then, which would negate any additional capacity.

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        • skitheeast May 21, 2020 / 11:23 pm

          I agree that this lift does often have big lines. I think part of this stems from the fact that it serves an excellent intermediate pod with reasonably distanced trails. Last time I was at Copper, some of the people in my group could not handle repeated lengthy runs off of American Eagle and they were exhausted by lunch.


  3. Kaden K January 19, 2020 / 9:10 pm

    I hope copper replaces this with a six pack possibly this summer. They could relocate this to Sierra to help lines and ride time over there too.


    • Donald Reif January 19, 2020 / 9:47 pm

      This lift isn’t quite due for an upgrade yet.


  4. Donald Reif May 13, 2021 / 6:48 pm

    They’ve added bar-mounted map displays to the chairs on this, probably due to the fact that the American Flyer doesn’t have them on account of being a bubble lift.


    • pbropetech August 9, 2021 / 11:53 am

      No, we just had to get approval from Doppelmayr’s engineering department and it took until this season.


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