Copper’s Sunsation rocks zany events and free music in April

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 14, 2011 3:42 pm

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: 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. Cheap & Easy.

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. 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

2 p.m.

Free live music with Prime Element

Burning Stones Plaza

3:15 p.m.

Free live music with Euforquestra

Burning Stones Plaza

4:40 – 4:50 p.m.

Alt Games Slopestyle Awards

Burning Stones Plaza

5 p.m.

Free live music with 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 with Vices I Admire

Burning Stones Plaza

1 p.m.

Free live music with 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 with 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 (Tickets – $20)

Conference Center

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


CBS Alt Games

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. For more info, Click Here!


Peak Performance Live Show

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. Sunday, April 17 continues the fun with the Red Bull 1976 Games Snowbladecross, free live music by 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.


Red Bull 1976 Games

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, with events such as Snowblade Cross and Old School Air. For more info, Click Here!


Riding On Insulin, April 16th

Get ready to shred down the mountain and not let your diabetes stop you! 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. Click Here To Register and for more information.


Sunsation Lodging Dealio – Save Up To 55% Off Lodging with a Free Unit-Size-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 Click Here!


Coming Up During Weekend Two of Sunsation, April 23rd – 24th

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 The Samples, Reel Big Fish and a few musical acts from Copper’s Facebook Battle of the Bands Contest including Gunslinger, Something Underground, Wired Faces, Post Paradise and Wandering Monks.