SAM Magazine—Copper Mountain, Colo., March 5, 2019—Copper Mountain is planning more big capital improvements ahead of the 2019-20 and 2020-21 winter seasons as part of a multi-year, $100 million investment plan by parent company POWDR. Copper will add lift service to the expert high-alpine terrain on Tucker Mountain, construct a new mid-mountain lodge, and launch the Woodward Peace Park.
A new fixed-grip triple will provide access to 273 acres on Tucker Mountain, previously accessible by snowcat only, starting in 2019-20. The chair will have a 1,100-foot vertical rise and reach 12,200 feet in elevation where guests can access Tucker's chutes and glades.
Construction is also already underway on a new 25,000 sq. ft. mid-mountain lodge, which is expected to be operational by the 2020-21 season. It will house a full-service restaurant, full-service bar and lounge, private dining, a cafeteria and offer 180-degree views. The lodge, which will have easy access from the new American Eagle lift, will replace the existing Solitude Station.
The final project in this phase of development, the Woodward Peace Park, will be a constantly evolving terrain-park project designed with Olympian and X-Games gold-medalist Danny Davis. The park will debut during the winter of 2019-20, with a similar park dropping at fellow POWDR resort Killington, Vt., that same season.
Report by Katie Brinton