Copper Mountain extends its season by a full two weeks

Copper Mountain will enjoy its longest ski season in 25 years with a two-week extension that was announced by resort officials on Wednesday.

Thanks to abundant snow that fell consistently throughout its golden anniversary season, Copper Mountain will remain open through May 7.

“It’s been a great 50th season,” said Copper’s president and general manager, Dustin Lyman, according to a news release. “The strong start and consistent snowfall all winter, paired with incredible work from our mountain operations team, has put us in a really good position to extend. 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.”

Other Colorado ski resorts have announced similar extensions which will take Steamboat, Monarch and Aspen Highlands to April 16, while Aspen Mountain plans to close April 23. Other season extensions could be forthcoming.

Copper officials said they plan to run seven lifts until the end. The resort’s annual Sunsation celebration is scheduled for April 22-23.

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