I’m an Athlete
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I’m an Athlete

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

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

2021 athlete registration dates TBA. Save the dates for June 10-13, 2021 in Vail, CO! Join our email list to stay up to date on information regarding athlete registration opening and other event updates.


Event registration packets and athlete gifts can be picked up at Main Registration located in the Golden Peak Base Lodge near Pedal Peak and Larkspur Restaurant. Need more info on finding Main Reg? Check out our MAP!

Athletes must present valid ID at time of bib and bag pickup.

Registration & Athlete Gift Pick up Hours:
Wednesday, June 9

12:00pm – 6:00pm


Thursday, June 10

7:00am – 6:00pm


Friday, june 11

7:00am – 6:00pm


Saturday, june 12

7:00am – 6:00pm


Sunday, june 13

7:00am – 2:00pm


Looking for all the technical mumbo jumbo needed to compete? Athlete waivers, tax forms, refund, cancellation and event policies are found on our Athlete Forms & Policies page.

VIEW FORMS & POLICIES


Athletes should allow ample time to park in Vail, pick up their bib at Main Reg in Pedal Peak (aka 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.


ATHLETE LOUNGE

JOCK PERKS!

Have some downtime or want to refuel before your next event? Swing by the Somnus Athlete Lounge for all your snacking, recovery and bodywork needs. Athletes (21+) will receive two (2) drink tickets per day when they check in at registration that can be redeemed in the lounge during Happy Hour from 4-6pm on Friday and Saturday for Wild Tonic Hard Jun Kombucha, Pacifico Beer or Crafter’s Union Wine.

LOUNGE HOURS:
THURSDAY, june 10

11am – 6pm


FRIDAY, june 11

11am – 6pm


SATURDAY, june 12

9am – 6pm


SUNDAY, june 13

9am – 4pm


There’s some serious coin up for grabs, like over $127K. 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: Mac Garnsey, PO Box 6550, Avon, CO 81620
  3. Email to: prizemoney@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 November 1, 2021, 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.


Check out mountaingames.com every morning between 7-9am, June 10-13, 2021 for a Daily Forecast provided by OpenSummit! This morning forecast can also be found via Twitter (@MountainGames) or by downloading the OpenSummit App.


 OPENSUMMIT

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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 in Golden Peak.

Past years results can be found in our ARCHIVE


I’m an Athlete

ATHLETE LOUNGE

JOCK PERKS!

Have some downtime or want to refuel before your next event? Swing by the Somnus Athlete Lounge for all your snacking, recovery and bodywork needs. Athletes (21+) will receive two (2) drink tickets per day when they check in at registration that can be redeemed in the lounge during Happy Hour from 4-6pm on Friday and Saturday for Wild Tonic Hard Jun Kombucha, Pacifico Beer or Crafter’s Union Wine.

LOUNGE HOURS:
THURSDAY, june 10

11am – 6pm


FRIDAY, june 11

11am – 6pm


SATURDAY, june 12

9am – 6pm


SUNDAY, june 13

9am – 4pm

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