ABOUT THE GOPRO MOUNTAIN GAMES
The country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain lifestyle return once again when The GoPro Mountain Games returns to Vail, June 8-11, 2017.
Professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes from the Vail Valley and around the world will converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports and 25 disciplines including: x-country and road cycling, freestyle, 8-Ball, sprint and extreme kayaking, raft cross, World Cup Climbing, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trail, mud and road running, dog comps and the Ultimate Mountain Challenge.
In addition to the athletic events, the GoPro Mountain Games will include a mountain photography competition, adventure film school, film festival, an interactive exhibition and demo area, live music, and mountain lifestyle parties.
The Mountain Games are a project of the Vail Valley Foundation.
Since 1981 the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation has been committed to providing leadership in athletic, cultural, educational and community-based endeavors to enhance and sustain the quality of life in the Vail Valley for its residents and guests.
From annual programs such as the Vail Dance Festival, Vilar Performing Arts Center, Vail Free Concert Series, Mountain Games, America’s Winter Opening and World Cup Ski Racing to major international events such as the 2001 World Mountain Bike Championships and the 1989, 1999, and 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships, the Vail Valley Foundation is committed to keeping this community vital and exciting.
The Vail Valley Foundation currently provides support for a variety of educational programs through the Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365.
In addition, the VVF actively supports other nonprofit organizations by annually distributing grants to partners making the Vail Valley a better place to live, work, and visit.