Spectacular end-of-season celebrations will take place the entire weekend of April 15 and 16.
Another amazing season is soon coming at a close. But don’t despair, some resort towns are turning the last day of the season into a big party. Head to Copper next weekend and properly celebrate springtime in the Rockies with the town’s annual Sunsation festival. The weekend-long event includes Red Bull’s wildly popular Slopesoakers contest, the World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt and some seriously great music.
Copper’s annual spring festival will once again offer live music and pond skimming, beats, jams, fanfare n’ flare, rails and rivalry. This year’s headliners are Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys (Saturday, April 15) and Robert Randolph and the Family Band (Sunday, April 16).
When: Saturday, April 15 & Sunday, April 16 | Location: Main Stage, Burning Stones Plaza | Time: Varies by day
RED BULL SLOPESOAKERS
The 6th Annual Red Bull Slopesoakers is coming back to Copper Mountain and combines a slopestyle rail jam with a pond skim and interesting ensembles. The event returns on April 15 with a first-of-its-kind course designed by civil engineering students from University of Colorado-Boulder. The concept: a jungle on snow, with elements ranging from a banana rail and jungle gym to a legitimate rope swing, all perched precariously over a deep, watery pit made to get competitors soaking wet. Athletes compete in a jam format with four heats of 20 minutes each, followed by a 20-minute final. Awards are given to best overall skier, best overall snowboarder, best costume, best crash and best trick.
When: Saturday, April 15 | Location: Main Vein, Center Village | Time: 10:30am to 2:30pm
HIGH FIVES SHRED-A-THON
Break out your best retro gear and ski or ride for a great cause. Take as many laps as you can off the American Eagle lift to raise money for the High Fives Foundation, a non-profit organization inspiring mountain sports athletes who have suffered life-altering injuries. All are welcome and encouraged to wear throwback gear including one-piece neon jumpsuits, rear entry boots, long poles, straight skis and shaped snowboards. Join the party, and feel great about lending a hand (and a big high five) to a most worthy cause.
When: Sunday, April 16 | Location: Bouncer, Eagle Lift | Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
THE WORLD’S LARGEST EASTER EGG HUNT
Hop on over to Copper for 65,000 eggs spread over 2,500 acres. There are different hunts for all ages from a 3 and under hunt in Center Village, to an on-mountain hunt for adults, a.k.a. kids at heart. As part of the reduce, reuse, recycle movement, Copper encourages participants to turn empty eggs back in to be re-loaded for reuse in future years. Yowie will provide a free chocolate candy to the first 800 kids who recycle their eggs. Note: This year’s newest addition, Easter Breakfast with Character Rainbow Fish, will take place before the hunt in the Conference Center from: 8:00am-10:00am. Photo opportunity with Rainbow Fish, coloring station and souvenir gift will be provided for each child.
When: Sunday, April 16 | Location: Center Village | Time: 10:15am-12:00pm
COPPER’S CENTER VILLAGE
With three distinct villages to choose from, the town of Copper is every family's dream destination and the perfect spot for some fun in the springtime sun. However, if you really want to be part of the slope-side celebrations, Copper’s Center Village offers the closest proximity to the heart of the action. With the majority of shopping, dining, and access to intermediate terrain through two lifts, the American Eagle and American flyer, Center Village appeals to every type of visitor. Exclusive condominium properties inside the limits of Center Village include the newly-built Passage Point, the Tucker Mountain Lodge offering great vistas, and creekside Taylor’s Crossing.
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