Enjoy Zany Events and Free Live Music at Copper's 11th Annual Sunsation, April 16/17 & 23/24; Oh yeah, and Sunsation is for Swinger's

April 13, 2011

Enjoy Zany Events and Free Live Music at Copper's 11th Annual Sunsation, April 16-17 & 23-24


Copper Mountain, CO…April 14, 2011…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 11th year with two weekends of fun in the sun. The first weekend, April 16-17, will include the triumphant return of the Red Bull 1976 Games, the 2011 Alt Games College Championships and of course, free live music.  This year’s Weekend 1 Sunsation musical headliners include: The Gin Blossoms April 16 & Quiet Riot April 17. Book a room and party all weekend while saving up to 55% with the Sunsation Lodging Dealio.


This just happened: Copper Mountain here to end mountain monogamy, so come get some. There’s no question of loyalty here, it’s just a day riding a mountain with easier access, free parking and fewer crowds. The Swinger’s Pass has been re-activated for the remainder of the 2010-11 season, so just grab your season pass from that “other” mountain, sneak over to Copper and pick up the Swinger’s Pass…one day at Copper for only $39, for the remainder of the season. To see what we’re talking about, check out www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J0rNzeW5EE.  Don’t have a season pass to anywhere? Check out the High Four Lift Ticket Deal - 4 tickets for $219 to ride the slopes of Copper with whoever and however you feel like. For more info, visit www.coppercolorado.com/highfour. Restrictions apply.

Sunsation Schedule of Events*:

Saturday, April 16

7:45 – 12:40 p.m.    Alt Games Heat #1, #2 & #3 Warm-up and Qualifiers                                     Catalyst Terrain Park

12:40 – 2 p.m.          Alt Games Finals                                                                                                  Catalyst Terrain Park

1 p.m.                         Free live music by Prime Element                                                                        Burning Stones Plaza

3 p.m.                         Free live music by Euforquestra                                                                           Burning Stones Plaza

4:40 – 4:50 p.m.      Alt Games Slopestyle Awards                                                                               Burning Stones Plaza

5 p.m.                         Free live music by The Gin Blossoms                                                                   Burning Stones Plaza

5:30 – 7 p.m.            Alt Games Rail Jam Qualifiers and Finals                                                             Lower Bouncer

7 p.m.                         Alt Games Rail Jam Awards                                                                                   Burning Stones Plaza

7 p.m.                         Red Bull 1976 Games Torch Lighting/Parade                                                       Burning Stones Plaza

7:30 p.m.                   1976 Games Fashion Show and free concert with Appetite for Destruction       Jack’s Bar


Sunday, April 17

11 a.m. – 1p.m.          Red Bull 1976 Games Snowblade Cross                                          Lower Bouncer

11:10 a.m.                 Free live music by Vices I Admire                                                    Burning Stones Plaza

1 p.m.                          Free live music by Appetite for Destruction                                     Burning Stones Plaza

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.       Red Bull 1976 Games – Old School Air                                            Lower Bouncer

3:30 p.m.                    Free live music by Quiet Riot                                                             Burning Stones Plaza

7:30 p.m.                    Doors open for Peak Performances concert                                      Conference Center

8 p.m.                          Live music w/MiMosa, Frequent C and Archnemesis (Tix - $20)    Conference Center


*All times, performers and activities are subject to change

The first weekend of Sunsation will consist of tons of free live music, as well as an intimate show ($20) in the Copper Conference Center by MiMosa, Frequent C and Archnemesis. Saturday, April 16 enjoy the musical stylings of Euforquestra, in addition to one of the winners of Copper’s Facebook Battle of the Bands Contest - Prime Element, as well as headliner The Gin Blossoms. Fueled by mega-hits including "Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You" and "Til I Hear It From You," Gin Blossoms completed the classic crossover from college-circuit heroes to multi-platinum album sellers. Sunday, April 17 continues the fun with the Red Bull 1976 Games Snowbladecross, free live music by Vices I Admire and a Guns N’ Roses tribute band, Appetite for Destruction, the 76 Games Old School Air, and then completing the free music lineup with your favorite 80s rock band, headliner Quiet Riot.


Make sure to stick around for the Peak Performances live show starting at 8 p.m. in the Bighorn Ballroom of the Copper Conference Center, with headliners MiMosa, as well as Frequent C and Archnemesis – show is $20 and tickets can be purchased at www.GigDigger.com or at the Copper Conference Center day-of the show.


The fun doesn’t stop with the music, the country’s best collegiate skiers and riders will be throwing down during the Alt Games College Championships Saturday, April 16, with a televised Slopestyle Skiing and Snowboarding competition, as well as a Rail Jam which will take place near Burning Stones Plaza. The Alt Games, going into its 6th consecutive year, is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing college action sports championships in sports like skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, flowboarding, kayaking, and beach volleyball. More than 500 competitors from 45 different colleges and universities nationwide are expected to compete in 2011. The Championship competitions will air on the CBS College Sports Network.  www.thealtgames.com


In conjunction with Sunsation, teams of outrageous skiers channeling their inner 70s groove and retro ski skills will unite at Copper for the Red Bull 1976 Games on Sunday, April 17. So what inspired this wackiness?  More than 30 years ago, Denver was awarded the 1976 Winter Olympics, but then a coalition of activists and politicians campaigned against it and the games instead got moved to Innsbruck, Austria. This event brings the games back to Colorado and finally "gives the year 1976 its day." Competitions include Snowblade Cross & 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


Riding on Insulin, April 16

Get ready to shred down the mountain and not let your diabetes stop you! Riding On Insulin is a great place to meet other kids and teens like you. Pro snowboarder and Type 1 diabetic Sean Busby will take you on the ride of your life, showing you how to manage your diabetes on the mountain when altitude, humidity and climate all play a role. Riding On Insulin’s mission is to provide international ski and snowboarding camps for kids with type 1 and type 1 diabetes, with an emphasis on how to manage blood sugars on the mountain. Visit www.RidingOnInsulin.org to register and for more information.


Sunsation Lodging Dealio - Save Up To 55% Off Lodging with a Free Unit Upgrade

Want to enjoy all the Sunsation festivities, but don’t want to worry about how to get home afterwards? Take advantage of the Sunsation Lodging Dealio. This package includes rooms starting at $99 per night, adult lift tickets starting from $49 per day (and $24 per day for children), as well as discounted Adult and Child SECRET PASSES with the purchase of two nights or more. In addition, many units will get a free upgrade.  Restrictions may apply. For all the details, visit www.coppercolorado.com/sunsation/Deals.


Coming up during Weekend 2 of Sunsation, April 23-24…

Copper celebrates closing weekend with Sunsation – free live music, awesome events, deep snow and bright sun. During Weekend 2, April 23-24, enjoy a world record attempt, the Snow Day Fiesta Giveaway, the always fun Easter Brunch and Easter egg hunt and of course more free music, including acts from Copper’s Facebook Battle of the Bands contest (The Stolen Instruments, Gunslinger, Something Underground, Wired Faces and Post Paradise) and headliners The Samples and Reel Big Fish.


Sunsation is sponsored by: Coors Light, Vitamin Water, Sprint, Snickers, 93.3 FM - KTCL, Wells Fargo, Yakima, Cascadian Farm, Lara Bar, Jagermeister, Comcast Spotlight and KSMT - The Mountain.


Deep Snow, Bright Sun, Free Live Music! Copper’s Sunsation is the original season-wrap party!

Visit www.CopperSunsation.com for the full schedule, deals, band info and pictures.




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


This season make sure to check out Woodward at Copper, the premier trick stomping playground that features The Barn, a 19,400 sq. ft. indoor facility complete with indoor artificial snow jumps and jib lines, foam pits, skate features and Olympic fly-bed trampolines, offering indoor and outdoor training programs where you can learn tricks in the Barn and take them on snow the same day. For a virtual tour of The Barn, program details, videos, pictures and much more, visit www.WoodwardatCopper.com.





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