Season passes for Copper Mountain officially go on sale for the 2018/2019 ski season on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 and prices start at $459. Last year, season passes for Copper peaked at $599, so you’ll be saving $140 on passes this year. Grab them soon because Copper does increase the price for season passes throughout the season. Season pass holders will have unlimited access to Copper, as well as three free days at Monarch, Purgatory and Powder Mountain in Utah, as well as Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. Until April 30 Copper is also offering one Kids Ski Free pass with an adult purchase of Copper’s season pass for kids ages 5-12. This announcement also comes shortly after the release of the Ikon Pass, which includes Copper and Winter Park.
Season pass holders and other skiers and snowboarders will notice Copper Mountain’s Center Village looking a little different in the 2018/2019 ski season. Earlier this week, Copper announced it will upgrade the two major ski lifts, the American Eagle and the American Flyer. Copper still has to get approval from the US Forest Service, but expect the lifts to be ready for the 2018-2019 ski season. “Replacing our most popular mountain-access lifts will significantly improve how our guests experience some of the best skiing and riding on Copper Mountain,” said Copper Mountain’s president and general manager, Gary Rodgers.
The American Eagle, currently a high-speed lift that takes four people up the mountain, will eventually be a six-person lift with eight-person gondola cabins. Copper expects this to increase uphill capacity by 40 percent for riders to access the intermediate terrain available at the resort. The American Flyer, now a high-speed lift that also seats four people, will become another six-person lift with bubble enclosures instead of just the bar across people’s laps. The American Flyer mostly serves the easy intermediate sides of the mountain, as well as the advanced high alpine bowls. “Replacing our most popular mountain-access lifts will significantly improve how our guests experience some of the best skiing and riding on Copper Mountain,” said Rodgers.