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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 by headliners Steel Pulse, Lotus, Pepper, Perpetual Groove and Los Lonely Boys, in addition to BC/DC, Pato Banton & The Now Generation, The White Buffalo, Passafire, Rey Fresco, These United States, and The Expendables – all set to appear April 10-11 & 16-18.  The stage isn’t the only must-see…the Red Bull 1976 Games is back for a second year with teams throwing down at snowblade cross and old school air, in addition to the 2010 Alt Games College Snowboarding and Freeskiing Open Championships, in Catalyst Terrain Park. Book a room, starting at $59 per person, per night, to party all weekend, and don’t forget your sunscreen.

Saturday, April 10
2010 Alt Games College Snowboarding and Freeskiing Open Championships and Sunsation Free Live Music
All Day                         Alt Games College Slopestyle Championships – Catalyst Terrain Park
1:30 p.m.Passafire – Sunsation Stage
3:30 p.m.Rey Fresco– Sunsation Stage
5 p.m.                           Alt Games College Slopestyle Championships Awards – 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 <http://www.coppersunsation.com/> , by calling 866-677-1662, or onsite at Copper at any ticket window or Guest Services location.
8 p.m.                           Doors Open
10 p.m.                         Lotus

Sunday, April 11
1:30 p.m.                       These United States – Sunsation Stage
3:30 p.m.                       The Expendables – Sunsation Stage
5:30 p.m.                       Lotus – Sunsation Stage

Friday, April 16
Red Bull 1976 Games Opening Ceremonies and Fashion Show with BC/DC
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
Red Bull 1976 Games Competition & Sunsation Free Live Music
11 a.m. – Noon             Red Bull ‘76 Games Snowblade Cross Qualifiers
Noon – 1 p.m.               Red Bull ’76 Games Snowblade Cross 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
3:30 p.m.                       Perpetual Groove – Sunsation Stage
5:30 p.m.                       Steel Pulse– Sunsation Stage

Sunday, April 18
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 and activities are subject to change

Steel Pulse is one of Britain’s greatest reggae bands, in terms of creative and commercial success. Steel Pulse started out playing authentic roots reggae with touches of jazz and Latin music, and earned a substantial audience worldwide. They subsequently returned to a tough-minded, rootsy sound and have added touches of dancehall and hip-hop along the way. www.steelpulse.com <http://www.steelpulse.com/>

Copper brings back the ever-popular Sunsation Sessions – an exclusive evening performance highlighting great musical talent.  The Sunsation Sessions, hosted in intimate settings, takes place on Saturday, April 10, starting at 8 p.m., with live music by Lotus. Sunsation Sessions’ performances are ticketed events in the Bighorn Room of the Copper Conference Center. Tickets are on sale now for $20 and are available online at www.CopperSunsation.com <http://www.coppersunsation.com/> , by calling 866-677-1662, or on-site at Copper at any ticket window or Guest Services location.

Never a group to be pigeonholed, Lotus brings many musical weapons to the stage. Equal parts dance and rock, Lotus has been crafting a unique brand of instrumental rock for the past decade. The big light show and pounding beats may be club inspired, but the band’s ability to connect with the audience through emotive composition and dynamic improvisation pushes performances past the elusive barrier dividing concert and experience. http://lotusvibes.com <http://lotusvibes.com/index.php>

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 <mailto:thealtgames_snow@gohighline.com> .The Alt Games College Snowboarding and Freesking Open Championships are scheduled to air on The CBS College Sports Network on April 25 and April 29 at 8 p.m. ET. Event coverage will also be included in the one-hour Highlight Show airing on CBS (date TBD). http://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 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! http://www.redbullusa.com/1976games

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 http://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.

Deep Snow, Bright Sun, Free Live Music! Copper’s Sunsation is the original season-wrap party! Visit http://www.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.