Copper Mountain plans to replace the Storm King chairlift, which has been in operation since 1985, and replace it with a newer, faster version. The resort opened in late 1972 and was owned and operated by Intrawest until December 2009, when operations were sold to Powdr Corporation.
The new lift will be located in the same position as the current lift, but will provide an uphill capacity of about 1,000 people per hour, a resort spokesperson reported. The lift replacement plan also includes the addition of a t-bar.
Subject to approval by the U.S. Forest Service, Copper also will install a second new lift, the “West Ridge Platter,” which will connect the top of the Sierra lift with the top of Mountain Chief.