COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – Nov. 30, 2017 – An exciting new adventure awaits at Copper Mountain Resort as the anticipated Rocky Mountain Coaster opens to the public on Friday, Dec. 1. With an overall length of 5,800 feet and a vertical drop of 430 feet, the raised alpine coaster track runs along the natural curvature of the mountain with zigs, zags, dips and 360 degree turns for guaranteed thrills all the way down to Copper’s high alpine Center Village.
“The Rocky Mountain Coaster is an ideal year-round attraction for just about everyone,” said Gary Rodgers, Copper Mountain’s president and general manager. “We hope to see grandparents going down with their grandkids and the kids-at-heart taking a ride with their friends and family.”
Adrenaline seekers are guaranteed to get their fix in winter and summer as the Rocky Mountain Coaster, created by the Aquatic Development Group, features an average 11 percent downhill grade allowing the carts to reach a max speed of 25 mph. For those seeking a mellow meander through the forest, the cart’s manual hand brakes give riders the freedom to go at their own pace. To access the coaster, guests can simply walk towards the American Flyer lift in Copper’s Center Village.
The Rocky Mountain Coaster will open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, weather-permitting. Visitors and locals who are at least 9 years of age and a minimum of 52” in height are invited to take a ride solo for $25. A two-ride pass can also be purchased for $35. Passholders of Copper Mountain Resort, the Copper 4-Pack or Rocky Mountain Super Pass+ receive an exclusive discount of $5 off of a single ride plus one additional $20 ride for friends or family. Children between the ages of 3 and 8 who are at least 36” tall may ride as a passenger with someone 16 or older.
For more information on hours, pricing and riding requirements, visit coppercolorado.com.
Broadcast-quality broll of the Rocky Mountain Coaster is available here. Please credit Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain Resort.
About Copper Mountain:
Located just 75 miles west of Denver, Colo. in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Copper Mountain Resort is an ideal vacation destination with a laid-back and inclusive vibe that represents the best of Colorado. Three pedestrian-friendly village areas provide a vibrant atmosphere with lodging, retail outlets, restaurants, bars and family activities. During the winter months, Copper’s naturally-divided terrain offers world-class skiing and riding for all ages and abilities. Each summer, the mountain transforms into an unspoiled playground for hikers, mountain bikers and those seeking a genuine Colorado experience. Copper Mountain Resort boasts curated events year-round and is home to Woodward Copper – a lifestyle and action sports progression center. Copper Mountain is part of the POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. portfolio, a family-owned company that believes there is nothing better for your soul than to spend time with the people you love, doing the things you love.
Copper is currently undergoing $20 million in capital improvements that are designed to hold true to its philosophy of being local at the core with refreshing Raised on Colorado experiences. Projects include the new Rocky Mountain Coaster, a new high-speed quad chairlift, three new dining options, a new and improved retail location and an upgrade to RFID ticketing. To learn more about these projects, click here.