Soak up some sun at Copper Mountain’s spring festival
Ryan Summerlin March 8, 2013
Copper Mountain embraces the best conditions in the high country this spring with the famous Sunsation Celebration closing weekend, April 13-14. This weekendlong celebration is headlined by musical acts Matt & Kim and Ozomatli and includes pond-skimming competitions and an adventure race.Red Bull Slopesoakers takes place on April 13 at 11 a.m. and puts a twist on the traditional pond skim, with competitors crossing floating rails surrounded by inner tubes. This event is free for competitors and spectators; preregistration is available online at www.coppercolorado.com. Stick around for a free concert from Matt & Kim. The indie dance duo out of Brooklyn, N.Y., will take the stage at 4 p.m. April 13. Matt & Kim have recently appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and were awarded the 2012 MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year.On Copper Mountain’s Closing Day, April 14, the second annual CopperMan Winter Adventure Race will kick off at 11 a.m. This 3-kilometer foot race throughout Copper’s villages is complete with frozen obstacles, such as a hot chocolate pit and a human luge. Online preregistration is now available for $25. After achieving eternal winter glory, competitors will be greeted with a grand finish-line celebration in Burning Stones Plaza and live music by Ozomatli. Three-time Grammy winner Ozomatli is notorious for hip-hop, salsa, funk and samba sounds and has been worldwide in a series of government-sponsored international tours.Visit coppercolorado.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details and more. Stay connected all season at www.facebook.com/coppermtn or @coppermtn on Twitter.