Where else will you find cool prizes hidden inside of eggs, wacky competitions with crazy water features, a custom shredding circuit contest, free live music, paint-splashed snow-runners, even more live music, and scantily clad athletes parading down the mountain?
Copper's Communication Manager, Austyn Williams, sums this classic celebration up best: "Sunsation at Copper Mountain is the quintessential cherry on top of an incredible season, not mention the ideal time to lock in an impressive goggle tan. With live music and plenty of sunshine to go around, it is the must festival of the Rockies.”
Sunsation Weekend #1 April 12, 13
On Saturday, April 12th, join in the fun at the Red Bull Slopesoakers, a terrain park competition where competitors will jib features suspended over two pools of water. This year's park will feature a pond skim, rail jam and a giant pool party!
On Sunday, April 13th, strip down for the Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest. Back by popular demand for Copper's 40th Anniversary last year, this on-snow bikini contest (fellas - don your swimwear) allows you to show your stuff while you ski or board down to Center Village.
This infamous bikini contest debuted at Copper Mountain in 1986 and has been featured in Rolling Stone magazine and Good Morning America.
Afraid you might be too modest to participate? Check out the prizes and you might reconsider: $350 and a GoPro, a Copper Mountain 4-Pack, and Copper cash. Best of all, proceeds benefit Breckenridge non-profit Strap in for Life, whose mission is helping folks affected by cancer to experience snowboard culture on the mountain and beyond.
Sunsation Weekend #2 April 19, 20
The Color Run’s first on-snow 5k race, Saturday, April19.Get started with a huge pre-race party then run or walk your way through a fun 5K manicured snowpath where you'll basically get splashed with paint throughout the run, followed by a huge paint splash at the finish line just in time for the epic Finish Festival!
Colorado’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt - Retrieving your Copper Eggs entitles you to a trip to the prize tent for some excellent giveaways. Prizes include: Copper Mountain Gift Cards, ski passes, tubing tickets and summer activities passes, a GoPro and more!
So-Gnar Shred Circuit Grand Finale - Head over to The Shred Circuit Finals at Woodward on Sunday, April 20 to watch some exciting competition. Each contest includes a custom park setup, presented by a select handful of Shred Circuit sponsors.
Music, Music, Music
You're in for a treat with Sunsation's 5-band soundtrack running in Burning Stones Plaza both weekends to go with all the fun and celebrating!
Kick up your heels to the tunes of Old 97, pioneers in the alt-country movement with some cowpunk and power pop; Soothe your soul with a smooth mix of piano and guitar from Ft. Collins' Shaley Scott Band; Revel in an eclectic reggae-bluegrass-jam-folk playlist by local band, Leadville Cherokee; channel the days of big hair and shoulder pads through popular Denver-based That Eighties Band; and get your groove on with Summit County's Funky Johnson to delight you with covers of Earth, Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin.
BONUS - Copper officially closes the season on Sunday, April 20th, but this year you get a special bonus - they'll re-open one last time on April 25th through the 27th for your spring skiing pleasure!