I’m an Athlete
Photo: Zach Mahone

I’m an Athlete


Register. Train. Win. Repeat. Brush up on all the info athletes need to know before the competition starts.

Registration for 2017 kicks-off February 15 at 12:00am (MST) through our online registration platform. Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing through March 14. After that Standard Pricing will apply until 24 hours prior to the individual event start where athletes will have to pay Event Pricing on-site.


Athlete registration packets and swag bags can be picked up at Main Registration located in the Golden Peak Base Lodge near DockDogs and Larkspur. Need more info on finding Main Reg? Check out our MAP!

Registration Hours:
Wednesday, June 7

8am – 5pm

Thursday, June 8

8am – 6pm

Friday, June 9

7am – 7pm

Saturday, June 10

6am – 6pm

Sunday, June 11

7am – 2pm

Athlete Gift Bag Pick Up Hours:
Wednesday, June 7

8am – 5pm

Thursday, June 8

8am – 6pm

Friday, June 10

9am – 6pm

Saturday, June 11

8am – 6pm

Sunday, June 12

8am – 2pm

Athletes should allow ample time to park in Vail, pick up their bib at Main Reg in Golden Peak, and make their way to the event start. We recommend getting to Vail NO LESS THAN 1 HOUR before your competition is scheduled to start.


Being a Mountain Games jock has its perks – all athletes will receive access to the TriggerPoint Athlete Lounge located in Mountain Plaza for pre-race snacks, post-event recovery, fun & games, and we’ve even heard rumors of beer…


There’s some serious coin up for grabs, like over $120K. Payouts vary by event and category. Check out specific event pages for detailed prize information.

All top finishing athletes who will receive prize money must return a completed 2017 W-9 or 8233 form to GoPro Mountain Games organizers via one of the following methods:

  1. Drop it off at GoPro Mountain Games Event Registration in Golden Peak during the Mountain Games
  2. Mail to: Vail Valley Foundation, Attn: Erin Kelly, PO Box 6550, Avon, CO 81620
  3. Email to: ekelly@vvf.org. International competitors must also submit a completed wire information form in addition to their 8233 form.

Prize money checks will be mailed within 45 days of receiving a completed W-9 or 8233 form and wire information form (if applicable). W-9 or 8233 must be turned in by August 1, 2017, after which we will consider your prize money sum a donation to the VVF.

The rumors are no joke. We live the high life up here in the Rocky Mountains. Getting in plenty of training prior to competing at over 8,150 feet and taking extra precautions with hydration is a must.

According to some really smart people at the Institute for Altitude Medicine, plan on drinking an additional 1-1.5 liters of water daily when at high elevations. Increasing your carbohydrate intake is also recommended – lucky for you there are plenty of pizza spots in Vail. If you’re questioning your ability to compete consult your doctor, or mom… one of them usually knows best.

All unofficial results will be posted after the completion of the event both online and on-site on the results board directly outside of Main Reg by Larkspur and DockDogs.

Check back soon for updated venue and course maps