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Live music and fresh powder mark end of season at Copper Mountain

Copper Sunsation 2009
Copper Sunsation 2009
Courtesy of Copper Mountain, CO

The snow is deep, the sun is bright, and there’s no better way to celebrate springtime than at Copper Mountain's original end of the season party, Copper Sunsation.  Copper Sunsation kicks off its 10th year with free, live music on two consecutive weekends, April 10-11 and April 16-18, sponsored by Coors Light, Vitamin Water, Snickers, Jägermeister, KSMT and Westword.

Sunsation Weekend 1, April 10-11
Weekend 1 includes headliners Lotus and Pepper, as well as Passafire, Rey Fresco, These United States, and The Expendables - all set to appear April 10-11. Also this weekend, Copper is hosting the 2010 Alt Games College Snowboarding and Freeskiing Open Championships in Catalyst Terrain Park on April 10.  Room rates start at $59 per person, per night (restrictions apply).

Saturday, April 10 Schedule of Events*
7 – 10 a.m. Registration and Check-in at the CBS College Sports Tent in Burning Stones Plaza

7:30 a.m. American Flyer Lift opens for competitors only

8 – 9 a.m. Alt Games - Heat #1 Women’s Ski/Board Jam Session

9 – 10:45 a.m. Alt Games - Heat #2 Men’s Snowboard Practice and Qualifications

10:50 a.m. - Noon. Alt Games - Heat #3 Men’s Ski Jam Session

Noon – 12:30 p.m. Alt Games - Finals Practice

12:45 p.m. Alt Games - Finals

1:30 p.m. Passafire – Sunsation Stage

3:30 p.m. Rey Fresco – Sunsation Stage

5:15 p.m. Alt Games Awards Ceremony – Sunsation Stage

5:30 p.m. Pepper – Sunsation Stage

Sunsation Sessions Lotus in Concert After Dark – Copper Conference Center*

Tickets are $20 and are on sale now at the Copper Sunsation website, by calling 866-677-1662, or onsite at any Copper ticket window or Guest Services location.

8 p.m. Sunsation Sessions Doors Open

9 p.m. DJ Rootz

10 p.m. Lotus

Sunday, April 11 Schedule of Events*
1:30 p.m. These United States – Sunsation Stage

3:30 p.m. The Expendables – Sunsation Stage

5:30 p.m. Lotus – Sunsation Stage

This year, Copper is bringing back its popular Sunsation Sessions – an exclusive evening performance highlighting great musical talent. The Sunsation Sessions, hosted in an intimate setting, takes place on Saturday, April 10, starting at 8 p.m., with live music by Lotus and DJ Rootz. The Sunsation Session performance is a ticketed event in the Bighorn Room of the Copper Conference Center. Tickets are on sale now for $20 and are available online, by calling 866-677-1662, or on-site at any Copper ticket window or Guest Services location.

In addition to the great music, you can also witness some great competition at the 2010 Alt Games College Snowboarding and Freeskiing Open Championships, Saturday, April 10 in Catalyst Terrain Park. This year’s event will feature some of the country's best college athletes, with a $7,000 prize pool. If you are currently enrolled in at least 2 college courses, and would like to register for this event, please send an email to The Alt Games are tentatively scheduled to air on The CBS College Sports Network on April 22 & April 25 at 8 p.m. EDT. Event coverage will also be included in the one-hour Highlight Show airing on CBS Sports on Saturday, June 19 at 5 p.m. EDT.

Sunsation Weekend 2, April 16-18 
Weekend 2 headliners include Steel Pulse, Perpetual Groove and Los Lonely Boys, in addition to BC/DC, Pato Banton & The Now Generation, and The White Buffalo.

In conjunction with the final weekend of Sunsation, teams of outrageous skiers channeling their inner 70s groove and retro ski skills will unite at Copper for the Finals of the Red Bull 1976 Games, April 16 and 17. The Red Bull 1976 Games brings the games back to Colorado and finally "give the year 1976 its day"…or two. Competitions include Snowbladecross & Old School Air, plus an award for most outrageous costume and team mojo. So grow (or stick on) those mustaches, squeeze into your one-piece and get ready to party like it's 1976! 

Friday, April 16 Schedule of Events*
7 – 10 p.m. Red Bull 1976 Games Opening Ceremonies at Jack’s Bar, with a DJ and Fashion Show

8:30 p.m. BC/DC Concert, an AC/DC Tribute Band, at Jack’s Bar - Free and open to the public

Saturday, April 17 Schedule of Events*
11 a.m. – Noon Red Bull ‘76 Games Snowbladecross Qualifiers

Noon – 1 p.m. Red Bull ’76 Games Snowbladecross Finals

1 p.m. BC / DC – AC/DC Tribute Band – Sunsation Stage

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Red Bull ’76 Games Old School Air Competition

3:30 p.m. Perpetual Groove – Sunsation Stage

5:30 p.m. Steel Pulse – Sunsation Stage

Sunday, April 18 Schedule of Events

1:30 p.m. The White Buffalo – Sunsation Stage

3:30 p.m. Pato Banton & The Now Generation – Sunsation Stage

5:30 p.m. Los Lonely Boys – Sunsation Stage

*All times, performers, events and activities are subject to change.

End-of-Season Lodging Deals
Take advantage of the “Last Minute Spring Break, plus $50 Free Food, Deal.” Stay in the East Village and enjoy an evening of dining at JJ's. This package includes a two-bedroom condo in Copper Springs, which is steps away from the Super Bee lift, and a $50 voucher at JJ's Rocky Mountain Tavern. Restrictions may apply. Go to the Copper Sunsation website to see all spring lodging deals or call Copper at 866-534-7444.



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