This morning at 9am, the gears started turning on Copper's brand new Union Creek High Speed Quad. The new lift provides a speedy 6-minute ride to the top of Woodward at Copper Central Park and several new beginner trails on the western slopes of Copper Mountain. It replaces the Highpoint Lift, which faithfully served Copper since 1976, and its increased rider capacity and speed will enhance the experience for skiers and riders of all ability levels.
It's impossible to overstate the improvements that will be seen in the West Village base area thanks to the Union Creek High Speed Quad. The new lift will help to better circulate skiers and riders in and out of the base area, in addition to dramatically reducing ride time. The average chair lift ride on High Point for two people was around ten to twelve minutes. Union Creek is kicking it up a notch by taking four people up the hill in five minutes and twenty-two seconds. Not too shabby, right?
A Revamped Base Area
As if a speedy new lift wasn't enough, Copper has also invested dough in other areas of West Village. The Union Creek Cafeteria outdoor seating and eating area received a facelift, while a complete re-grade of the Union Creek base area provides additional teaching terrain for the Copper Ski and Ride School. Also new this season, the Ski and Ride School sports bright Spyder uniforms and offers a unique lesson option—the Quickie. The Quickie is a 50-minute, semi-private lesson for adult skiers and riders.