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Copper Mountain Set to Debut Major Capital Investment Projects

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colorado— Copper Mountain will debut several new upgrades this fall for the 2023-24 winter ski season. Combined, these upgrades comprise the single largest resort investment in more than a decade, all of which are designed to enhance the guest experience.

Projects are taking place both on and off the mountain, with the largest being the opening of a new mid-mountain lodge, the Aerie, set to transform the dining experience at Copper Mountain. Other improvements happening on the slopes include new mountain bike and hiking trails, ski trail upgrades, snowmaking installations and new snowcats.

Other updates include the addition of two new buses to the resort’s COBUS fleet, an expansion of the Far East parking lot and the installation of heated sidewalks.

The Aerie  

Copper is improving its on-mountain dining experiences with the addition of a new lodge, the Aerie. Located at the top of the American Eagle lift, the Aerie will consist of a 25,000-square-foot, two-story building, and the gondola will unload on the second-floor deck, which will allow for a seamless transition for all guests, including those arriving by foot. For the first time at Copper, the new lodge will offer a full-service, on-mountain restaurant. Forage and Feast will feature Colorado cuisine and elevated dining during both the summer and winter months. In addition to the full-service restaurant, the Aerie will also feature a bar and lounge, a private dining area for events, a cafeteria and 270-degree views of the Gore and Ten Mile Ranges.

Summer Recreation Upgrades – Hike, Bike and Golf

Copper Mountain is continuing its improvement of summer recreation opportunities with updates to its mountain bike trails, hiking trails and golf course. Construction is continuing this summer on its multi-year project to bring an expected 22 miles of new mountain biking trails to the resort. The trails are designed to increase flow and appeal to a variety of rider abilities.

Upgrades will continue on a new hiking trail that will be located above the top of the American Eagle Lift and the Aerie. Once completed, the trail will offer a full hiking loop for guests. Down in the Village, the Copper Creek Golf Course will expand its current 9-hole course to 14-holes this summer, offering more time on links and additional jaw-dropping views. The resort plans to round out the course with a full 18-holes during the 2024 summer season.

Parking Lot Infrastructure And New Buses

Copper’s parking lots and transportation fleet are also receiving upgrades. In addition to expanding its Far East lot, the resort will be welcoming two new buses to its COBUS fleet. The new buses will increase the frequency and quality of transportation between its parking lots and villages, getting guests onto the mountain quicker.

Meeting Spaces

Copper Mountain’s Conference Center offers nearly 15,600 square feet of dedicated meeting space and can accommodate up to 740 people. The flexible 7,800-square-foot Bighorn Ballroom can be broken down into five smaller spaces and offers pre-function space that opens onto an adjoining deck. On the lower level, the 3,120-square-foot Ptarmigan room can be halved or split into thirds. In East Village, Copper Station has two floors of flexible function space for gatherings, with 18,750 square feet of meeting space and a full-service restaurant. Located in Center Village, the Pine Rooms at Village Square offer 3,500 square feet of function space that can be split into two or three small rooms.

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