Copper Mountain Invests Heavily for 2013-14!
Wed 04 September 13
Copper Mountain is planning a number of upgrades for 2013-14 including new surface lifts, new snow cats and the launch of the Sherpa App!
Copper Mountain Resort has committed to an investment of close to $7M in capital for improvements. In addition to the Woodward Barn renovation, a series of on-mountain projects are underway designed to enhance the High Alpine Experience at Copper. The Storm King surface lift, in operation since 1985, has provided access to the unforgettable skiing and riding in Spaulding Bowl, Upper Enchanted Forest and Copper Bowl. Copper Mountain guests will see a new surface T-Bar lift in its place, providing a substantial upgrade to the original Storm King lift. Also, Copper Mountain will be installing the new “West Ridge Platter,” a surface lift at the top of the Sierra chairlift providing easier access to some of the best skiing anywhere in the state. Union Peak, Union Meadows, West Ridge and Copper Bowl will be accessible from the top of this new lift adjacent to the top of the Mountain Chief chair.
Copper Mountain also announces Sherpa: New On-Mountain Audio Intelligence App. Sherpa gives you hands-free, real-time insider intelligence, across the entire mountain. Sherpa tells you what you're near, where to go and what to do when you get there. It's locals only, insider information, available for the first time to everyone on the mountain. Sherpa taps into the knowledge of lifelong employees, ski patrol and local experts and makes that wisdom.For the most up-to-date information on Sherpa including a demo video, visit www.coppercolorado.com/sherpa.
Other projects include improved access to Lower Enchanted Forest, improved ski out in Spaulding Bowl and rock work within the Sierra pod will allow the high alpine terrain at Copper Mountain to open earlier and with the help from Mother Nature, stay open longer. Other improvements include the addition of four new snow cats to the fleet and continued snowmaking advancements, allowing Copper to continue its legacy of providing a snow surface second to none from opening day onward.
The Woodward at Copper Barn underwent a half-million renovation project which opened the door far beyond snowboards and skis to now include skateboards, BMX and slopestyle mountain bike. All synthetic snow surfaces were replaced with a surface designed for wheels. Families and amateurs alike are invited to experience the renovations expanded offerings for never-ever’s with additions including a new beginner foam pit with 2-foot and 4-foot jumps, a pump track designed for the development of park skills, and new programming to bridge the gap and see results on snow.
All proposed on-mountain projects focus on enhancing and improving popular skiing and riding areas. The Storm King surface lift, in operation since 1985, has provided access to the unforgettable skiing and riding in Spaulding Bowl, Upper Enchanted Forest and Copper Bowl. Copper Mountain guests will see a facelift on Storm King; a new surface lift will provide a substantial upgrade to the Storm King and overall high alpine skiing and riding experience.
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