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.
Registration for 2018 kicks-off January 26 at 4:00pm (MST) through our online registration platform. Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing through March 1. 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.
Event registration packets and athlete gifts can be picked up at Main Registration located in the Golden Peak Base Lodge near the Kids’ Adventure Village and Larkspur. 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 6
7am – 6pm
Thursday, June 7
7am – 6pm
Friday, June 8
7am – 6pm
Saturday, June 9
7am – 6pm
Sunday, June 10
7am – 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.
There’s some serious coin up for grabs, like over $125K. Payouts vary by event and category. Check out specific event pages for detailed prize information.
- Drop it off at GoPro Mountain Games Event Registration in Golden Peak during the Mountain Games
- Mail to: Vail Valley Foundation, Attn: Erin Kelly, PO Box 6550, Avon, CO 81620
- Email to: firstname.lastname@example.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, 2018, 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.
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