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Copper Mountain announces new season pass price, big lift upgrades

Summit County resort set to replace its two main lifts from center village

Riders head down "Main Vein" at Copper Mountain ski area.

As Colorado skiers and snowboarders await Tuesday's announcement from Vail Resorts to see how its Epic Pass will counter the new Ikon Pass offered by a rival industry behemoth, Copper Mountain announced its own big news Monday.

The family-owned Summit County resort revealed a $20-million plan to replace both of the main lifts out of the center village base area for next season while starting the season passes, on sale March 6, at $459. For the 2017-2018 season, the pass topped out at $599.

"We wanted to get the news out because there is going to be a lot of noise in the marketplace here shortly," said Copper president and general manager Gary Rodgers.

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