SUNSATION WEEKEND 1 TO INCLUDE ALT GAMES AND FREE LIVE MUSIC BY PEPPER, LOTUS AND MANY MORE

Sunsation Sessions Night Concert April 10

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Copper Mountain, CO…April 8, 2010…The snow is deep, the sun is bright and there’s no better way to celebrate springtime than at Copper Mountain. As the original end of the season wrap party, Copper’s Sunsation kicks off  its 10th year with free, live music on Weekend 1 by headliners Lotus and Pepper, as well asPassafire, Rey FrescoThese United States,and The Expendables – all set to appear April 10-11. The stage isn’t the only must-see this weekend…the 2010 Alt Games College Snowboarding and Freeskiing Open Championships, in Catalyst Terrain Park, is set for April 10. Book a room, starting at $59 per person, per night (restrictions apply), to party all weekend, and don’t forget your sunscreen!

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 – $20 on sale now at www.CopperSunsation.com, 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

Copper brings back the ever-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 at www.CopperSunsation.com, by calling 866-677-1662, or on-site at any Copper ticket window or Guest Services location.

The fun doesn’t stop with the music, the country’s best collegiate skiers and riders will be throwing down during 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 countries 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 thealtgames_snow@gohighline.com.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 Sportson Saturday, June 19 at 5 p.m. EDT. www.thealtgames.com

Want to enjoy all the Sunsation festivities, but don’t want to worry about how to get home afterwards? 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. Log onto www.CopperSunsation.com to view all spring lodging deals or just pick up the phone and call a Copper Vacation Specialist at 866-534-7444 to make it happen.  

Coming up during Weekend 2 of Sunsation…

The snow is deep, the sun is bright and there’s no better way to celebrate springtime than at Copper Mountain. Copper’s Sunsation celebrates its 10th year with free, live music on weekend 2 by headlinersSteel Pulse, Perpetual Groove and Los Lonely Boys, in addition to BC/DC, Pato Banton & The Now Generation, and The White Buffalo – all set to appear April 16 – 18.

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 its 1976! www.redbullusa.com/1976games

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

Deep Snow, Bright Sun, Free Live Music! Copper’s Sunsation is the original season-wrap party! Visitwww.CopperSunsation.com for a full schedule, deals, pictures and samples of this year’s music.

Copper’s Sunsation is sponsored by: Coors Light, Vitamin Water, Snickers, Jägermeister, KSMT and Westword.

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About Copper

Copper Mountain knows there are skiers and riders out there who have never felt the thrill of waking up and hearing on the radio that school was cancelled. There are people who have never spent a whole day in the snow doing anything their heart desired. No joke. These people, and those who understand snow day bliss, are the reason we do what we do. So come to Copper to take a day, or two or seven and experience the mountain. Welcome everybody, to the home of the snow day. For up-to-date weather, photos and more visit www.coppercolorado.com.  New this year is the first ever indoor/outdoor ski and snowboard camp on the planet, Woodward at Copper,www.woodwardatcopper.com.