Celebration of Sports During Vail’s GoPro Mountain Games

Lifestyle and mountain sports come together in an amazing celebration in Vail. We’re talking 4 days of art, music, mountains and sports. Picture this: Lindsey Vonn Fly Fishing; Alex Mason Slackline; Sierra Blair-Coyle Bouldering; and Kai Lenny SUP Sprint. Celebrities and amateurs all test their skills during this annual June event, during the GoPro Mountain Games.

 

Get your summer on in Colorado during the country’s largest celebration of mountain sport and lifestyle. EnjoyVail invites you to join the celebration with more than 3,000 athletes and 53,000 spectators during the annual GoPro Mountain Games.

And oh what a beautiful season to visit Colorado, with Vail’s powdery white winter mountain peaks transitioning to spring green. Travelers and locals reluctantly leave behind the winter sports, and the valley springs to life with adrenaline filled events from whitewater kayaking to slopestyle biking during the Mountain Games.

From June 4-7, 2015, the GoPro Mountain Games is a showcase of more than 25 sports in professional and amateur categories with over $100,000 in prize money.  The events are hosted throughout Vail, ranging from Golden Peak to Vail Mountain, Solaris Plaza, Vail Pass, Homestake Creek and now Lionshead Village.

Celebrate Free During GoPro Mountain Games

We’ll get the crazy amount of sports happening next, but perhaps the most fun for travelers is the excessive free things to do!

Free concerts kick-off on the first night and keep right on serenading spectators to the last. From the kick-off evening on Thursday Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Run DMC Remixed to the finale following the IFSC Bouldering World Cup Finals with G. Love & Special Sauce. There’s no better way to enjoy the stunning sunset in Vail than listening to a free concert – don’t you agree?

Free Yoga, free casting clinics, free disc golf clinic, and free stuff – there’s more free stuff to love during the GoPro Mountain Games.

Vail Mountain Sports

Let’s get the sports started, and during the GoPro Mountain Games, not one opportunity is missed. Compete in multiple sports endeavors, including biking, climbing, fishing, kayaking, slackline, and stand up paddling. Pick your poison and get ready to rock and roll Vail Mountain sports. Whether you are a kid or a pro, the competition is stiff.

Or perhaps you’re one of those all in kind of athletes? Then consider the Ultimate Mountain Challenge Event. You’ll tackle four of the GoPro Mountain Games toughest events in two days.  Do you have what it takes?

Doggone Ultimate Mountain Contest

It’s Doggone days leading up to the GoPro Mountain Games. GoPro Mountain Games is searching for the best Ultimate Mountain Dog. Upload your canine’s photo of its most EPIC adventures to win an awesome dog package, including a two night stay at the 2015 GoPro Mountain Games! Submit your photos via Social Media using hashtag: #UltimateMtnDog.  Then go to and take a look at the irresistible photos already submitted of man’s best friends. Click here to vote for your favorite #UltimateMtnDog.

Get Behind the Camera and Win

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to click to win a tear-sheet in Outside Magazine and some cashola. Take advantage of behind the scenes access and then submit up to 5 photos (including at least 3 GoPro shots) to be judged by professional photographers in multiple categories.

Got video? Mountain Games also hosts a Film School, and students are given exclusive press passes to all events and competitions during the games to capture some of the world’s most extreme athletes at the height of their impassioned pursuits. Instructors offer tips on camera techniques and storytelling, but film topics are decided entirely by the students themselves. When the competition is over, the work begins for the GoPro Mountain Games Film School at Antlers at Vail Hotel where students get access to new Apple computers and editing software. The finale is a student film festival where everyone gets to show off their short films.

Finally, if you’re going to participate, then pre-registration is highly recommended. Whether you’re going to hang out and be a spectator or kick up your adrenaline as a participant, book in advance at EnjoyVail.com will guarantee you accommodations to the highly anticipated event.

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