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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 as Passafire, Rey Fresco, These 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!

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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 <mailto: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 Sports on 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!

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