COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO – This week, Copper Mountain proudly celebrated the grand opening of its much-anticipated mid-mountain lodge, Aerie, with a ceremony attended by employees, partners from the U.S. Forest Service, contractors, and community leaders, all of whom played crucial roles in bringing this project to fruition.
Nestled at the top of the American Eagle lift, the aptly named two-story, 25,000-square-foot lodge is poised to redefine on-mountain dining experiences in Colorado. Aerie features a variety of cuisine options from a coffee shop with freshly baked pasties to multiple bars, a private event space, a five-station food hall offering items like stone-fired pizza and ramen station, and most notably, a signature sit-down restaurant, Forage and Feast. The gondola unloads on the second-floor deck, providing a seamless transition for all guests, whether they arrive by foot or ski or board.
Aerie will host a variety of special programs throughout the season, including holiday dinners, beer pairings, and moonlight dine and ski events.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Forage & Feast Take the gondola to 11,200′ for dinner at Forage & Feast—and not just any dinner! The five-course meal will feature fresh, local, organic ingredients. Dinner seatings start at 7:30 pm, and guests are welcome to arrive prior to their reservation to view the 7:15 pm fireworks show and enjoy a cocktail at the Forage & Feast bar.
Aerie New Year’s Eve Celebration & Fireworks Ring in 2024 close to the clouds at Aerie’s mid-mountain New Year’s Eve celebration. Travel from Center Village via gondola starting at 5:45 pm to the new Aerie Lodge, where scenic views and baked brie, charcuterie, crudités, and hand-passed appetizers will be waiting for you and your crew. Dinner food station selections start at 6:45 pm and include grilled tomahawk and cauliflower steak, a raw seafood bar, portobello fries, baked oysters, and roasted chicken and veggies, but be sure to save room for decadent desserts from the Copper bakeshop. During the evening, the lower level will boast a live band, and the upper level will offer a DJ and a more relaxed setting. Ring in the New Year at 10:00 pm MT with a champagne toast and exclusive viewing of a jaw-dropping fireworks show.