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Colorado ski resort extends season

Copper Mountain is poised to have its longest ski season in 25 years.

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — Copper Mountain announced Wednesday it will extend its 2022-2023 ski season by two weeks, giving the popular resort its longest season in 25 years.

According to a release, consistent snowfall and a strong base made the extension possible. The new planned closing day is Sunday, May 7. 

The Summit County resort said it plans to operate its main lifts for the final weeks of the season including American Eagle, Excelerator, American Flyer, Super Bee, Sierra, Timberline and Woodward Express. 

All operational plans depend on conditions, the resort said, and more details will be announced closer to the end of the season. 

“It’s been a great 50th season here at Copper, the strong start and consistent snowfall all winter, paired with the incredible work from our mountain operations team, has put us in a really good position to extend,” said Dustin Lyman, president and general manager of Copper Mountain, in a statement. “We’re excited to provide more opportunities for our guests to get out and enjoy the mountain this spring. As long as conditions allow for it, we’ll keep the chair lifts spinning for an additional two weeks!”  

According to onthesnow.com, Copper Mountain is one of just five Colorado ski resorts that plan to keep their lifts running until May or later. Arapahoe Basin has the longest season, with a projected closing date of June 4.



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