The Go Pro Mountain Games held in Vail, Colorado, have a rich history dating back to 2002. What started as a small gathering of outdoor enthusiasts has evolved into one of the most prominent adventure sports festivals in the world.
The event showcases a diverse array of competitions, exhibitions, and interactive experiences, attracting both seasoned professionals and enthusiastic amateurs.
Events run the gamut of almost any warm weather outdoor adventure activity. It’s easy for someone of any age and ability level to find something to participate in or watch. Below is a quick summary of each event. To learn more or sign up as a participant, click the activity and head to the official GoPro Mountain Games website!
Events Include: BACKTINCUP DOWN RIVER KAYAK SPRINT, OPTIMUM NUTRITION KAYAK FREESTYLE, GOPRO GORE IV KAYAK CHALLENGE, PACIFICO 8-BALL KAYAK SPRINT, PACIFICO DOWN RIVER R2 RAFT SPRINT, PACIFICO GORE IV RAFT CHALLENGE, PACIFICO RAFT CROSS
- Steep Creek Championship: A jaw-dropping display of skill and courage as kayakers navigate treacherous rapids.
- Freestyle Kayaking: Athletes perform incredible aerial tricks and maneuvers in Vail’s Whitewater Park.
- 8-Ball Kayak Sprint: A thrilling race where kayakers maneuver through obstacles and gates on the river.
Climbing and Slacklining
- Bouldering World Cup: Watch elite climbers tackle challenging routes on an artificial climbing wall.
- Ultimate Mountain Challenge: A grueling multi-discipline event that combines climbing, biking, running, and paddling.
- Slackline World Championships: Witness the world’s best slackliners showcase their balance and acrobatic skills.
- Cross-Country Races: Riders navigate demanding courses, showcasing their endurance and technical skills.
- Slopestyle: Freestyle mountain biking at its best, with riders performing jaw-dropping tricks on a custom-built course.
- Vail Half Marathon: A scenic and challenging trail race through the stunning mountainous terrain.
- Vertical Kilometer: Test your endurance in this intense uphill race with a 1,000-meter elevation gain.
- The Rocky Mountain Flyathlon: A unique combination of trail running, fly fishing, and craft beer tasting.
Outdoor Gear and Vendor Village
- Explore the latest gear and equipment from leading outdoor brands, offering opportunities for demos and purchases.
- Engage with outdoor industry experts, learn about new trends, and gather valuable insights.
Yoga and Wellness
- Take part in rejuvenating yoga sessions amidst the serene natural surroundings of Vail.
- Attend wellness workshops and seminars focusing on nutrition, fitness, and mindfulness.
Dogs of Go Pro Mountain Games
- A celebration of our furry companions with exciting dog-centric activities, including dock diving, agility courses, and more.
- Test your balance and try slacklining in a designated park, with experts providing guidance for beginners.
Adventure Film Screenings
- Immerse yourself in captivating adventure films that inspire and showcase extraordinary human feats.
The GoPro Mountain Games happen simultaneously with Mountain of Music series. Attendees can enjoy free live music in Vail throughout the day during the games and paid performances in the evening. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance since these concerts are popular!
The GoPro Games are a favorite for both locals and visitors to the Vail Valley. Thousands come to our small mountain town to enjoy the festivities! Although guests can generally wander throughout the venues and enjoy events throughout the day, it’s best to book some things in advance. Hotels, vacation rental homes, transportation and some restaurants are sure to book up. Make your reservations soon!