By Doug Blake
Don’t let the melted snow put a stop to your mountain adventure at Copper Mountain. Summer is the perfect time to buckle in and point your feet down hill on one of North America’s longest mountain coasters. The Rocky Mountain Coaster will quickly become your new gateway to thrills at Copper no matter what the season.
Measuring in at 5,800 feet of uninterrupted excitement, this coaster has everything you need to complete your year round speed and vertical feet addiction. While many mountains aim to please the manual operated thrill seeker, Copper dominates the playing field offering one of the longest and steepest slope slayers in the nation. The 430 vertical feet of uninterrupted track winds, whips, and whirls drivers through a unique and ubiquitous alpine landscape that is the Rocky Mountains.
What makes this excursion great is the opportunity to set and exceed your speed limits at each turn of the track. You may have experienced roller coasters or alpine slides before but never have you been 100% in control of your gravitational plummet. After you get a quick tutorial from staff, lock in and ascend the steel guided artery of action. Simple but effective operation allows each users to match their whits while navigating a guided racetrack elevated above and within the Colorado mountain scape. Push forward to increase your speed or pull back to take in the fresh air while gliding towards the finish line.
The Rocky Mountain Coaster is just one way to celebrate the summer season at Copper Mountain. Take some time to explore Center Village while battling with bumper boats, zip-lining like a superhero, or racing go-karts. Action packed days are matched with great food and drink while experiencing Summit County's best on-mountain amusement.
Copper Mountain opens for the summer season on June 14th and promises to elevate your day in the mountains no matter what adventure you seek. Operations run from 10am - 5pm Sunday - Friday and 10am - 7pm Saturday