Copper Mountain, CO…April 14, 2009…The 08-09 winter season at Copper is coming to a close with the second weekend of Sunsation, the original end-of-season bash. Enjoy sun, snow and free live music on April 18 and 19 from Mix Master Mike, DJ Z-Trip, Motet Trio Presents: Juno What, JD Feighner and STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9, performing a live PA set).  Guests can also enjoy the Old School Air and Snowbladecross competitions during the Red Bull 1976 Games on April 17 and 18.   Make sure to log onto www.CopperSunsation.com for the latest Sunsation info, updates, lodging offers, band profiles, calendar of events and much more.

Sunsation Event Schedule*:
Friday, April 17
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.             Red Bull 1976 Games – Registration at Red Hots in the Village at Copper
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.             Red Bull 1976 Games – Opening Ceremonies and parade in the Village at Copper
7:30 – 10:00 p.m.           Red Bull 1976 Games – Leisure Suit Fashion Show Kick-off Party open to all – Jack’s Slopeside Bar in the Village at Copper

Saturday, April 18
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.           Red Bull 1976 Games – Registration – Red Hots in the Village at Copper
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Red Bull 1976 Games – Snowbladecross Qualifiers – Lower Bouncer
1:00 p.m.                       Mix Master Mike – Burning Stones Plaza
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.             Red Bull 1976 Games – Snowbladecross Finals – Lower Bouncer
3:30 p.m.                       Mix Master Mike – Burning Stones Plaza
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.             Red Bull 1976 Games – Old School Air Competition – Lower Bouncer
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.             DJ Z-Trip – Burning Stones Plaza

Sunday, April 19
1:00 p.m.                       JD Feighner – Burning Stones Plaza
3:00 p.m.                       Motet Trio Presents: Juno What – Burning Stones Plaza
5:00 p.m.                       STS9 performs a live PA set – Burning Stones Plaza

*All times, performers and activities are subject to change

In conjunction with Sunsation, 20 teams of four outrageous skiers channeling their inner 70s groove and retro ski skills will unite at Copper for the Finals of the Red Bull 1976 Games on April 17 and 18.  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.  Well, it’s time the year 1976 had its day here in Colorado!  Teams sporting vintage gear will compete in two events, “Snowbladecross” and “Old School Air,” and will be judged the Red Bull way: event performance, creativity, and overall 70s style. So grow (or stick on) those mustaches, squeeze into your one-piece and get ready to party like it’s 1976. For more info, visit www.redbullusa.com/1976games.

Sunsation lodging from $55 per person, per night – Ski or ride in the morning, dance the afternoon away then spend the night at Copper! Rooms are available from $55 per person, per night, with options when booking to purchase these great deals as well: 2-for-1s on performance and demo rentals and tubing on the Coca-Cola Tubing Hill, in addition to 50% off private lessons with Copper’s Ski and Ride School. Call a Copper Mountain Vacation Specialist at 866.534.7444 to book the Sunsation Lodging Package.
Lodging offer based on double occupancy in a silver standard room 4/11/09 – 4/19/09. Performance and demo rentals are subject to availability. Rates are subject to change and vary based on arrival dates and do not include tax, surcharge or booking fee. Restrictions may apply.

While enjoying the festivities during Sunsation, make sure to pick up your Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus for next season, on sale now for only $399 through April 19. The pass offers an astounding value with unlimited skiing and riding at Winter Park and Copper Mountain plus 6 days at Steamboat for only $399; a $40 savings from last season’s debut price. New customers and existing pass holders can now get the pass online at www.skicolorado.com with $49 down, paying the remainder by mid-September 2009. Guests can also purchase on-site at any Copper or Winter Park Guest Services location, at select Christy Sports stores in the Denver area, or by calling Winter Park Resort at 800-977-SNOW, or Copper Mountain at 866-416-9869.

Sunsation is brought to you by: Coors Light, Vitamin Water, Jägermeister, Verizon Wireless, Denver Outlaws, Snickers and Westword.

www.CopperSunsation.com