GoPro Mountain Games Program // 2015

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official summer program


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NEW GEAR, DAILY DRAWINGS, AND MORE AT THE GERBER BOOTH

Stop by the Gerber Gear booth daily to check out new gear, like the Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit, and enter to win our daily drawings at 4pm. We are just North of the I-Bridge near the Kayak Hole.

PHOTO BY GERBER AMBASSADOR ANDY BEST


MOUNTAIN GAMES OFFICIAL SUMMER PROGRAM PRODUCED BY THE

EDITOR WREN BOVA DESIGNER CARLY ARNOLD PHOTOGRAPHERS RICK LOHRE ZACH MAHONE LOGAN ROBERTSON CONTENT & DIRECTION PAUL ABLING ALIX MILLER

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What’s New

30 Run

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Schedule of Events

32 Climb

15 Map

35 Fish

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Free Concerts & Films

37 Slackline

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Retail, Demo & Expo

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Free To Do

42 Dogs

24 Paddle

55 Photographers

28 Bike

55 Sponsors

W E L C OME T O T H WEEK END OF YO E BE ST UR LIFE! The board of

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WELCOME TO THE 2015

GOPRO MOUNTAIN GAMES

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EVENT REGISTRATION Location: Golden Peak Lodge at Golden Peak Wednesday, June 3rd 9am - 5pm Thursday, June 4th 9am - 5pm Friday, June 5th 9am - 7pm Saturday, June 6th 6am - 6pm Sunday, June 7th 6am - 2pm

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WHAT’S NEW Tudor Ultimate River Challenge

was formalized in the 1970’s, and shares with “ball golf” the object of completing Who are the fastest all-around river masters each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in at the GoPro Mountain Games? We’re about to find out. This grueling three leg competition the case of disc golf, fewest throws). will cover all three major whitewater crafts: Mountain Mud Run is BACK! Kayak, Stand Up Paddle Boards, and Rafts. Here’s one for the entire family! Everyone Competitors must compete back-to-backknows that the GoPro Mountain games to-back in the Down River Kayak Sprint, ULTIMATE RIVER CHALLENGE Mud Run is one of the most popular and Down River SUP Sprint, and entertaining fun runs on the planet. We took Down River R2 Raft Sprint on a year off last year to try something new, Gore Creek. The winning man but, WE’RE BACK! This year there will be & woman will be awarded ULTIMATE two divisions of the Mountain Mud Run: All ULTIMATE with the TUDOR Pelagos, an RIVER RIVER CHALLENGE Mountain Madness Division and the Kids CHALLENGE ultra-lightweight titanium Division presented by Kids Adventure Games. dive watch, valued at $4,125.

Coors Light S2 SUP Cross

Identical to the SUP Cross with one major change, tandem carnage! Teams of two will battle it out head-to-head on C4 Waterman Raptor boards in this every-man/womanfor-themselves format. The first team of two that survives the 200 yard sprint from the Covered Bridge to the International Bridge through Vail’s Whitewater Park will take the top spot on the podium. Saturday, June 6.

Coors Light Down River R2 Raft Sprint Identical in format to the Down River Kayak and SUP Sprints, the R2 Raft Sprint is a four mile raft race (two person rafts) on the Class II/III whitewater of Gore Creek from East Vail to the Covered Bridge in Vail Village. With a rally race format, rafters drop at timed intervals and teams will be racing against the clock. Saturday, June 6.

Vibram Disc Golf

Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, but a bit more GoPro Mountain Games style. Instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee. The sport

Native Eyewear Endurance Zone

It’s about time our Endurance athletes and fans got some love! Thanks to Native Eyewear, the GoPro Mountain Games now has a refueling and relaxation hub for some of our most dedicated Mountain Gamers. Take advantage of the Endurance Zone’s pre and post-race amenities that will surely keep our athletes and spectators going faster, better, harder, stronger throughout the weekend’s festivities. Stop by to have your bike tuned, grab some race nutrition, check out product demos or roll out those tired legs at your new favorite hang out at Golden Peak.

Thursday Is the New Friday

We’ve added more events and packed Thursday full of fun GoPro Mountain Games action. Check out Steep Creek in the morning followed by a full day of Gerber Gear Town and activities in Vail Village. Wind down Thursday night with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performing Run DMC Remixed!

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015 10am Coors Light Steep Creek Championship Homestake Creek, Red Cliff 1pm Gerber Gear Town, River Town, Vibram Disc Golf Course, Native Eyewear Endurance Zone & KIND Adventure Village Open Throughout the event 1pm STRONG & KIND Athlete/Media Lounge Open Mountain Plaza 1:30pm Slackline Industries Highline Demonstration International Bridge 2pm Free Vibram Disc Golf Clinic Golden Peak 2pm DockDogs Outdoor Big Air (WAVE 1) Golden Peak 2pm Free Beginner SUP & Kayak Clinics River Town

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015 8:30am Free Yoga brought to you by Vail Vitality Center Solaris in Gear Town 9am IFSC Bouldering World Cup presented by Chipotle (Female Qualifier) Mountain Plaza 9am STRONG & KIND Athlete/Media Lounge Open Mountain Plaza 10am DockDogs Outdoor Big Air (WAVE 3) Golden Peak 10am Free Vibram Disc Golf Clinic Golden Peak 10:30am Free Fly Fishing Casting Clinic presented by Redington River Town 10:30am and 2pm Free SUP Yoga brought to you by Paddle Yoga CO River Town

3:30pm Coors Light Kayak Freestyle Qualifier International Bridge

11am Gerber Gear Town, River Town, Vibram Disc Golf Course, Native Eyewear Endurance Zone & KIND Adventure Village Open Throughout the event

4pm DockDogs Outdoor Big Air (WAVE 2) Golden Peak

11am Free Beginner SUP Clinic River Town

5pm Free Yoga brought to you by Vail Vitality Center Mountain Plaza

12pm DockDogs Outdoor Big Air (WAVE 4) Golden Peak

5pm Free Group Run with Joseph Gray Meet @ Vail Athletic Club / Vail Vitality Center 5pm Slackline Industries Highline Demonstration International Bridge 6:30pm GoPro Mountains of Music Free Concert DJ Dojah Checkpoint Charlie 7:45pm GoPro Mountains of Music Free Concert - Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe presents RUN DMC Remixed Checkpoint Charlie 7:30pm GoPro’s Original Productions @ Outdoor Reels Mountain Plaza/Climbing Wall 8pm GoPro Outdoor Reels: “Valley Uprising” Mountain Plaza/Climbing Wall

12pm Vibram Disc Golf Clinics - Disc Golf MPH Money Shot Adventure Village 12:30pm 2015 Jack Link’s International Slackline Invitational (Round 1) Gear Town/ Solaris 12:30pm Free Fly Fishing Casting Clinic presented by Redington River Town 12:30pm Coors Light Kayak Freestyle (Semi-Finals) International Bridge 1pm Free Beginner Kayak Clinic River Town 2pm Free Vibram Disc Golf Clinic Golden Peak 2pm DockDogs Outdoor Big Air (WAVE 5) Golden Peak 2pm IFSC Bouldering World Cup presented by Chipotle (Male Qualifier) Mountain Plaza 3pm River Town Happy Hour River Town 3:30pm 2015 Jack Link’s International Slackline Invitational (Round 2) Gear Town/Solaris 4pm Vibram Ultimate Drop-In Game Ford Park 4pm DockDogs Outdoor Big Air (WAVE 6) Golden Peak 4pm Coors Light Raft Cross (Qualifiers) International Bridge 4:30pm Rocky Dog Trail Run Golden Peak 5pm Coors Light Raft Cross (Finals) International Bridge 5pm Slackline Industries Highline Demonstration International Bridge

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6:30pm GoPro Mountains of Music Free Concert – Natty Vibes Checkpoint Charlie 7:45pm GoPro Mountains of Music Free Concert – Iration Checkpoint Charlie 7:30pm GoPro Outdoor Reels: GoPro’s Original Productions Mountain Plaza/Climbing Wall 8pm GoPro Outdoor Reels: “Can I Surf That” Mountain Plaza/Climbing Wall 9pm GoPro Outdoor Reels: “The SUP Movie” Mountain Plaza/Climbing Wall

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015 7am Costa 2 Fly X-Stream (Qualifier / Round 1) Golden Peak East 8am Vail Pass Half Marathon presented by FirstBank Golden Peak

11am Coors Light Down River R2 Raft Sprint * A TUDOR Ultimate River Challenge Event Gore Creek

8am Coors Light Down River Kayak Sprint *Kyocera Ultimate Mountain Challenge Event * *A TUDOR Ultimate River Challenge Event Gore Creek

11am DockDogs Outdoor Big Air (Wave 8) Golden Peak 11:45am X-Country Mountain Bike (Expert & Pros) * Kyocera Ultimate Mountain Challenge event Golden Peak

8am Vibram Disc Golf – (Skills Challenge 1) Checkpoint Charlie

12pm 2015 Jack Link’s International Slackline Invitational (Semi-Finals Round 1) Gear Town/Solaris

8:30am Free Yoga brought to you by Vail Vitality Center Solaris in Gear Town

12:30pm Coors Light S2 SUP Cross (Qualifiers) International Bridge

9am Gerber Gear Town, River Town, Vibram Disc Golf Course, Native Eyewear Endurance Zone & KIND Adventure Village Open Throughout the event

12:30pm Free Fly Fishing Casting Clinic presented by Redington River Town

9 am STRONG & KIND Athlete/Media Lounge Open Mountain Plaza

1pm DockDogs Outdoor Big Air (Wave 9) Golden Peak

9am DockDogs Outdoor Big Air (Wave 7) Golden Peak 9am Free Vibram Disc Golf Clinic Golden Peak 9:30am Coors Light Down River SUP Sprint * An Ultimate River Challenge Event ** A TUDOR Ultimate River Challenge Event Gore Creek 9:30am Slackline Industries Highline Demonstration International Bridge 10am X-Country Mountain Bike (Kids Race, 12 & under) Golden Peak 10am IFSC Bouldering World Cup presented by Chipotle (Semi-Finals, M+F) Mountain Plaza 10am Vibram Disc Golf – (Skills Challenge 2) Checkpoint Charlie 10:30am and 2pm Free SUP Yoga brought to you by Paddle Yoga CO River Town PHOTOS BY LOGAN ROBERTSON

1pm Free Beginner SUP & Kayak Clinics River Town 1:30pm Coors Light S2 SUP Cross (Semi-Final & Finals) International Bridge 1:30pm Mountain Mud Run Kids Division (Wave 1) Golden Peak 1:45pm Mountain Mud Run Kids Division (Wave 2) Golden Peak 2pm Free Vibram Disc Golf Clinic Golden Peak 2pm Costa 2 Fly X-Stream (Semi-Qualifier/ Round 2) International Bridge 2:30pm Mountain Mud Run All Mountain Madness Division Golden Peak 2:30pm Free Fly Fishing Casting Clinic presented by Redington River Town 3pm Vibram Disc Golf – (Skills Challenge 3) Checkpoint Charlie 3pm FREE River Town Happy Hour River Town VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION | VVF.ORG

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 3:30pm 2015 Jack Link’s International Slackline Invitational (Semi-Finals Round 2) Gear Town/Solaris 3:30pm DockDogs Extreme Vertical Competition Golden Peak 3:45pm X-Country Mountain Bike (Beg, Jrs, Sport, Exp & Vet) *Kyocera Ultimate Mountain Challenge event Golden Peak 4:00pm Vibram Ultimate Drop-In Game Ford Park 4:00pm Coors Light Kayak Freestyle (Finals) International Bridge 4:30pm IFSC Bouldering World Cup presented by Chipotle (Finals) Mountain Plaza 6pm Slackline Industries Highline Demonstration International Bridge

7:45pm GoPro Mountains of Music Free Concert – G. Love & Special Sauce Checkpoint Charlie 8:30pm GoPro’s Original Productions @ Outdoor Reels Mountain Plaza/Climbing Wall 9pm GoPro Outdoor Reels: “Cerro Torre” presented by Red Bull Media House Mountain Plaza/Climbing Wall 9pm Official After Party Altitude Bar and Grill / Evergreen Lodge, Vail

SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015 8am Chipotle Youth Bouldering Competition Mountain Plaza 8am Costa 2 Fly X-Stream (Finals) Undisclosed Local River 8am Vasque 10k Spring Runoff *Kyocera Ultimate Mountain Challenge Event Gore Creek Drive 8am Coors Light SUP Cross (Qualifier) International Bridge 8:30am Free Yoga brought to you by Vail Vitality Center Solaris 9am DockDogs Outdoor Big Air (WAVE 10) Golden Peak

9am Slackline Industries Highline Demonstration International Bridge 9:30am Volvo Road Bike Time Trial *Kyocera Ultimate Mountain Challenge Event Covered Bridge 10am Vibram Disc Golf (Finals) Ford Park 10:15am Coors Light 8 Ball Kayak (Qualifier) International Bridge 10:30am and 2pm Free SUP Yoga brought to you by Paddle Yoga CO River Town 11am Chipotle Citizen & Paraclimbing Bouldering Competition (Wave 1) Mountain Plaza 11am DockDogs Outdoor Big Air (Wave 11) Golden Peak 12:30pm 2015 Jack Link’s International Slackline Invitational (Finals) Gear Town/Solaris 12:30pm Free Fly Fishing Casting Clinic presented by Redington River Town 1pm Free Beginner SUP & Kayak Clinics River Town 1:30pm DockDogs Speed Retrieve™ All in One Finals Golden Peak 2pm Chipotle Citizen Bouldering Competition (Wave 2) Mountain Plaza 3pm Coors Light SUP Cross (Finals) International Bridge

9am Gerber Gear Town, River Town, Vibram Disc Golf Course, Native Eyewear Endurance Zone & KIND Adventure Village Open Throughout the event

4pm DockDogs Outdoor Big Air (Finals) Pro, Semi-Pro, Contender & Amateurs Golden Peak

9am STRONG & KIND Athlete/Media Lounge Open Mountain Plaza

4pm Coors Light 8 Ball Kayak (Finals) International Bridge

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6:30pm GoPro Mountains of Music Free Concert – The Silent Comedy Checkpoint Charlie


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MAP KEY

(All events subject to change)

1. GOLDEN PEAK BASE LODGE

• Athlete, Media & VIP Registration

2. KIND ADVENTURE VILLAGE • Retail Expo & Demo Area • Interactive Family Zone • Native Endurance Zone • Mountain Mud Run • DockDogs Competitions • Rocky Dog Trail Run • Vail Pass Half Marathon (Start) • X-Country Mountain Bike (Start)

3. GOLDEN PEAK EAST

• Costa 2 Fly X-Stream (Qualifier)

4. MEADOW DRIVE/COVERED BRIDGE

• Event Information Center • Volvo Zip Line • Coors Light Down River Sprint (Finish) • Coors Light Down River SUP Sprint (Finish) • Coors Light Down River R2 Ra‹ Sprint (Finish) • Road Bike Time Trial (Start)

5. GERBER GEAR TOWN/SOLARIS

• International Bridge/Vail Whitewater Park • Retail Expo & Demo Area • Event Medical Aid Station • Coors Light Kayak Freestyle • Costa 2 Fly X-Stream (Semi-Finals) • Jack Link’s International Slackline Invitational • Coors Light Ra‹ Cross • Coors Light 8 Ball Kayak • Coors Light SUP Surf Cross • Morning Yoga (Solaris)

6. GORE CREEK DRIVE

• Retail Expo & Demo Area • IFSC Bouldering World Cup • Citizen & Youth Climbing • VIP Hospitality • STRONG & KIND Athlete Lounge • GoPro Outdoor Reels Film Series

9. RIVER TOWN

• SUP Demo Pool • Casting Clinics • SUP Yoga

10. FORD PARK

• Vasque 10K Spring Runoff

7. CHECKPOINT CHARLIE/ CONCERT STAGE

8. MOUNTAIN PLAZA

• Vibram Disc Golf Finals

* OFF SITE EVENTS

• GoPro Mountains of Music Free Concert Stage • Coors Light Build-A-Bar & Public Concessions • Vibram Disc Golf Qualification Rounds

• Steep Creek Championship Homestake Creek, Red Cliff

• 2 Fly X-Stream (Finals) Undisclosed Local River

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FREE CONCERTS

GOPRO MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC Presented by Coors Light Checkpoint Charlie

DJ DOJAH THURSDAY, JUNE 4 | 6:30PM Official GoPro Music Ambassador

KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE // RUN DMC REMIXED

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THURSDAY, JUNE 4 | 7:45PM Jazz meets hip-hop & rock

NATTY VIBES FRIDAY, JUNE 5 | 6:30PM Island, reggae, pop & rock

IRATION FRIDAY, JUNE 5 | 7:45PM Alt-reggae

THE SILENT COMEDY SATURDAY, JUNE 6 | 6:30PM Americana inspired rock & roll

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE SATURDAY, JUNE 6 7:45PM Classic hip-hop blues trio 18

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FREE FILMS

GOPRO OUTDOOR REELS FILM SERIES For the first time ever Outdoor Reels will indeed be OUTDOORS! We will be showing all films outside on a big screen near the Bouldering Wall in Mountain Plaza. This collection of films features filmmakers from across the country showcasing their newest outdoor films at the GoPro Mountain Games FOR FREE! Enjoy free chips & guac from our friends at Chipotle at GoPro Outdoor Reels!

GOPRO ORIGINAL PRODUCTION Presented by GoPro 7:30PM THURSDAY/FRIDAY 8:30PM SATURDAY

*VALLEY UPRISING THURSDAY 8PM * Contains adult content about drug use.

CAN I SURF THAT? FRIDAY 8PM

THE SUP MOVIE FRIDAY 9PM

CERRO TORRE Presented by Red Bull Media House SATURDAY 9PM PHOTO TAKEN BY ZACH MAHONE ON THE GOPRO HERO3 BLACK

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2015 EXPO & DEMO PARTNERS:

RETAIL, EXPO & DEMO AREAS: Gerber Gear Town

Gear Town is the hot spot for gear, swag, and the largest collection of outdoor lifestyle brands ever in Vail Village. Located throughout Meadow Drive, the Covered Bridge, and the International Bridge, Gerber Gear Town offers product sampling, contests, and special event pricing on lots of goods!

KIND Adventure Village

Outdoor lifestyle fun for the whole family! Located in Golden Peak, you and your family can get a taste for a few of the adventure sports featured at the GoPro Mountain Games. Kids can learn to kayak “sit-on-top” style in a giant water tank, climb on a portable climbing wall or cheer on the DockDogs.

River Town

Ground-zero for all things water at the GoPro Mountain Games. Located inside Gerber Gear Town, on Meadow Drive, Costa River town hosts free daily Costa Casting Clinics, SUP and Kayak demos, live music, and dailyHappy Hour cocktail parties.

Native Eyewear Endurance Zone The Native Eyewear Endurance Zone will be the hub of the trail events at the GoPro Mountain Games. The Endurance Zone will feature product demos, pre and post-race support for athletes and spectators, as well as a great place to hang out at Gold Peak. Stop by to have your bike tuned, grab some race nutrition, or roll out those tired legs.

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Kokopelli Raft Company KOTA Longboards Kyocera KZYR LifeProof Light and Motion Local Honey Designs Marin Bikes Mars Veterinary Mile High Mountaineering MindShift Gear National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Native Eyewear Nite Ize Nuun hydration Onewheel Optimum Nutrition Osprey Outside Adventure Film School Pakems Pine Brand Plato Pet Treats Princeton Tec Ravenswood Recovermor Red Fox Wireless Redington Rhino-Rack Rislone Rock and Ice Magazine Rocky Mountain Sunscreen Ross Reels RuffWear Season Five Skratch Labs Slackline Industries SOL Paddleboards Starboard SUP Starbucks Tenkara The Red Bulletin Trango (GTHI) Trek Bicycles Trek Light Gear Trigger Point Tudor Watches Unleashed by Petco US Forest Service Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea Vasque Vibram USA Volvo Winnebago Yakima YETI Coolers Yuba Bikes Zuke’s

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Covered Bridge

NATIVE ENDURANCE ZONE

Friday - Sunday Golden Peak

STRONG & KIND ATHLETE LOUNGE

Saturday - Sunday Mountain Plaza

INTERACTIVE FAMILY ZONE

KIND Adventure Village/Golden Peak

SUP DEMO POOL

River Town/Meadow Drive

CASTING CLINICS

River Town/Meadow Drive

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GEAR TOWN/SOLARIS

Meadow Drive

RIVER TOWN HAPPY HOUR

River Town/Meadow Drive

VIBRAM DISC GOLF CLINICS

KIND Adventure Village/Golden Peak

SLACKLINE INDUSTRIES HIGHLINE DEMONSTRATIONS

PHOTOS BY ZACH MAHONE AND LOGAN ROBERTSON

International Bridge


THURS., JUNE 4 – SAT. JUNE 6

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

PADDLE

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Kayak: Coors Light Steep Creek Championship Homestake Creek, Red Cliff The world’s best paddlers risk the ¼-mile course down Homestake Creek where only the top 10 boaters in the male and female divisions advance after the first run. Race rules are simple. The fastest combined time after two runs wins.

Kayak: Coors Light Kayak Freestyle International Bridge/Vail Whitewater Park The world’s best playboaters participate in a classic throw-down at the spectator-friendly Vail Whitewater Park. Kayakers have one minute to show off their best tricks in an attempt to impress the judges and the crowd for the highest combined score.

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Kayak: Coors Light Down River Kayak Sprint Boaters shuttle out to the East Vail put-in and race three miles down the class II-III waters of Gore Creek to the Covered Bridge finish in Vail Village. With a rally race format ULTIMATE RIVERdrop CHALLENGE – kayakers at timed intervals – competitors are racing against the clock.

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Part of the Kyocera Ultimate Mountain Challenge AND TUDOR ULTIMATE RIVER Ultimate River Challenge CHALLENGE

International Bridge This is the whitewater version of a demolition derby. As many as 10 kayakers race through a 200–meter timed sprint and attempt to avoid being knocked out by the 8 Ballers, kayakers waiting patiently to attack and slow them down on their way to the finish line at the International Bridge. Think full-contact kayaking where rubbin’ is racin’.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 7

Kayak: Coors Light 8 Ball Kayak

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

Gore Creek

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SATURDAY, JUNE 6

PADDLE Stand Up Paddle: Coors Light Down River SUP Sprint Gore Creek Mirrored off the classic Down River Sprint, the race is on a timed three-mile stretch of Gore Creek from East Vail to ULTIMATE RIVER CHALLENGE Vail Village. Competitors must stand strong on the class II-III rapids of this course as low bridges, drops and wave trains make for some tricky paddling in the shadows of the Gore Range. ULTIMATE

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SATURDAY, JUNE 6

Part of the TUDOR Ultimate River Challenge.

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Stand Up Paddle: Coors Light S2 SUP Cross International Bridge Identical to the SUP Cross with one major change, tandem carnage! Teams of two will battle it out head-to-head on C4 Waterman Raptor boards in this every-man/womanfor-themselves format. The first team of two that survives the 200 yard sprint from the covered bridge behind to the International Bridge through Vail’s Whitewater Park will take the top spot on the podium.

Stand Up Paddle: Coors Light SUP Surf Cross International Bridge Think boardercross meets SUP in this mass-start-every-man/ woman-for-themselves format. The first to survive the 300yard sprint from the Covered Bridge to the International Bridge wins. Along the way, athletes try to remain standing through collisions and obstacles, both natural and man-made.

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International Bridge On two-person rafts, three pods of boaters race headto-head in an aggressive sprint from the Covered Bridge down 300 yards to the International Bridge. Along the way, rafters must navigate no less than two upstream markers and avoid being knocked off course by other teams. Don’t forget RAMMING IS ALLOWED.

Gore Creek Identical in format to the Down River Kayak and SUP Sprints, the R2 Raft Sprint is a four mile raft race (two ULTIMATE RIVER CHALLENGE person rafts) on the Class II/III whitewater of Gore Creek from East Vail to the Covered Bridge in Vail Village. With a rally race format, rafters drop at timed intervals and ULTIMATE ULTIMATE teams will be RIVER racing against the clock. RIVER CHALLENGE

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

Raft: Down River R2 Raft Sprint

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

Raft: GoPro Raft Cross

CHALLENGE

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SATURDAY, JUNE 6 – SUNDAY, JUNE 7

Costa 2 Fly X-Stream

FISH

Round 1 – Golden Peak East Round 2 – International Bridge Finals – An undisclosed section of river Professional and amateur anglers compete side-by-side in the preliminary casting round, which is judged on accuracy and distance. From there, the top 20 men and five women move to Gore Creek and again cast for accuracy from the river banks to a hanging target from the International Bridge. The top 10 men and the top two women move on to the finals held on Sunday. The final round is held on an undisclosed local river based on up-to-date water and fishing conditions. The location is announced on Saturday night for Sunday’s finals, where finalists fish for highest count and fish size with only two fly patterns total. The angler racking up the highest points wins the grand prize and more cash is awarded for the largest single catch of the day.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 6

BIKE

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X-Country Mountain Bike Golden Peak Mountain bikers start and finish at the base of Golden Peak, racing on an epic singletrack and dirt road course that tests their pre-season endurance and tenacity. This challenging event on Vail Mountain has one of the largest cash purses in the mountain biking world.

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Covered Bridge Competitors of all ages and abilities race on the original Time Trial course from the 1980s tour, the Coors Classic and Vail Time Trial stage of the USA Pro Challenge. Winners are crowned in age group categories.

PHOTOS BY LOGAN ROBERTSON

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SUNDAY, JUNE 7

Volvo Road Bike Time Trial

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FRIDAY, JUNE 5

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

Mountain Mud Run

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Golden Peak Here’s one for the entire family! Everyone knows that the GoPro Mountain games Mud Run is one of the most popular and entertaining fun runs on the planet. We took a year off last year to try something new, but, WE’RE BACK! This year there will be two divisions of the Mountain Mud Run: All Mountain Madness Division and the Kids Division presented by Kids Adventure Games.

Rocky Dog 5k Trail Run presented by Blue Buffalo Golden Peak/Vail Mountain Racers enjoy a 5K run or one-mile run/walk on and around Vail Mountain with their four-legged friends. Now in its third year, this event attracts dogs and people of all shapes, sizes and athletic ability. Participants are limited to one dog each and all dogs must stay on a leash for the entire trail run.

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Golden Peak By far one of the most difficult events, competitors run 13.7 miles with 2,900 feet of elevation gain from Vail Village to the top of Vail Pass. If you’re tough enough and have the guts — let alone the lungs — take a stab at the Vail Pass Half and see if you can earn the bragging rights.

Vail Mountain The Vail Valley’s best trail runners, top professionals and everyone else compete at almost 9,000 feet. This course truly tests a trail runner’s fitness with constant elevation changes and mountainous terrain, and is known as one of the most challenging 10k races in the nation.

PHOTO BY RICK LOHRE

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SUNDAY, JUNE 7

Vasque 10K Spring Runoff

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

Vail Pass Half Marathon presented by FirstBank

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SATURDAY JUNE 6 - SUNDAY JUNE 7

DISC GOLF

Vibram Disc Golf Vail Village/Ford Park Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, but a bit more GoPro Mountain Games style. Instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee. It would not be an event at the GoPro Mountain Games without a twist. Competitors will need to survive two qualifying rounds before actually playing a round of disc golf. Qualifiers will consist of various skills competitions in the heart of Vail Village, right in the middle of GoPro Mountain Games. Players with the best skills in qualifying will step up and play a round of golf to be crowned the champions.

PHOTO BY LOGAN ROBERTSON

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FRI., JUNE 5 – SAT., JUNE 6

CLIMB

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IFSC Bouldering World Cup presented by Chipotle Mountain Plaza/Gondola One Athletes from 25 countries descend on Vail to compete in the IFSC Bouldering World Cup, the only Bouldering World Cup event hosted on U.S. soil. A sea of spectators watch as the world’s most agile athletes navigate the difficult problems to reach the top — only an elite few will make it.

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Mountain Plaza/Gondola One Amateur, youth, and para climbers have the opportunity to climb the same wall as the World Cup athletes, completing route problems which require a serious blend of gymnastic ability, grip strength and precision concentration.

PHOTOS BY ZACH MAHONE AND RICK LOHRE

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SUNDAY, JUNE 7

Chipotle Citizen, Youth & Paraclimbing Bouldering Competitions

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FRIDAY JUNE 5 - SUNDAY JUNE 7

SLACKLINE

Slackline Invitational

Jack Link’s International Slackline Invitational presented by Slackline Industries Gear Town/Solaris The best pro slackliners from around the globe battle it out head-to-head in this extreme trickline competition. You’ll be amazed at the level of balance, control, and acrobatics performed by these athletes. The top slackliners in the world ranking have been training to earn a place in this ultimate showdown. Three rounds of intense competition will determine the best of the best. Wanna give it a shot? An interactive slackline area will be set up for everyone to try throughout the weekend.

PHOTO BY LOGAN ROBERTSON

VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION | VVF.ORG

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SATURDAY, JUNE 6 – SUNDAY, JUNE 7

ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGES

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Kyocera Ultimate Mountain Challenge The Kyocera Ultimate Mountain Challenge (UMC) is the ultimate test of skill, power and endurance, where marquis athletes — many at the pinnacle of their professional careers — push through some of the most demanding races in the country, all in two days. The combined lowest times in four events determine the ultimate pro individuals (men and women) and the ultimate amateur teams (men and women). Saturday’s events are the Coors Light Down River Sprint and the X-Country Mountain Bike. Sunday’s competitions are the Vasque 10k Spring Runoff the Road Bike Time Trial.

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TUDOR Ultimate River Challenge

Competitors must compete back-to-back-to-back in the Coors Light Down River Kayak Sprint, Coors Light Down River SUP Sprint, and Coors Light Down River R2 Raft Sprint on Gore Creek. The Ultimate River Man & Woman will be crowned based on the lowest combined time in all three events. Sounds like the perfect way to spend Saturday morning at the GoPro Mountain Games! Competitors must find a partner for the R2 Raft sprint ULTIMATE RIVER CHALLENGE to compete in the final leg and can win in each individual event (SUP Sprint, Kayak Sprint, R2 Sprint). The Ultimate River Man & Woman will be awarded with cash, and ULTIMATE ULTIMATE the TUDOR Pelagos, RIVERan ultra-lightweight RIVER CHALLENGE titanium dive CHALLENGE watch, valued at $4,125.

PHOTOS BY LOGAN ROBERTSON

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SATURDAY, JUNE 6

The Ultimate River Challenge (URC) is the ultimate test of who are the fastest all-around river masters at the GoPro Mountain Games. This grueling three leg competition will cover all three major whitewater crafts: Kayak, Stand Up Paddle Boards, and Rafts.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 6

THURS., JUNE 4 – SUN., JUNE 7

DOGS

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DockDogs Outdoor Big Air Golden Peak The easiest way to imagine a DockDogs Big Air competition is to think of it as the long jump for dogs. The dog sprints down the dock runway, leaping off the end as its owner throws the dog’s favorite toy out in front. The canine with the longest measured distance wins.

DockDogs Extreme Vertical Golden Peak If Big Air is the long jump of dog competition, Extreme Vertical is the high jump. A bumper is suspended ten feet above the water and the pup sprints down the dock, jumping up at the end in an effort to grab the toy. The dog with the highest measured jump is the winner.

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Golden Peak Open to all good swimmers, the Speed Retrieve is a timed event that involves the pup jumping off the dock and swimming to a duck positioned at the far end of the pool. Once the dog retrieves the duck, the clock stops and the canine with the fastest time takes the prize.

Golden Peak/Vail Mountain Racers enjoy a 5K run or one-mile run/walk on and around Vail Mountain with their four-legged friends. Now in its third year, this event attracts dogs and people of all shapes, sizes and athletic ability. Participants are limited to one dog each and all dogs must stay on a leash for the entire trail run.

PHOTOS BY LOGAN ROBERTSON

VAIL VALLEY FOUNDATION | VVF.ORG

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

Rocky Dog 5k Trail Run presented by Blue Buffalo

SUNDAY, JUNE 7

DockDogs Speed Retrieve

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GOPRO MOUNTAIN CLICK PHOTO COMP 2014 GoPro Photo Submissions and Winners Photographers have four days to shoot around the GoPro Mountain Games capturing images for submission in three categories: Performance – The sports and action images that define the event. Action. Vibe – Details, humor and the personality of the event. Mood. GoPro Moments – 100% GoPro, 100% #Rad.

PHOTO BY CATHERINE AEPPEL

Each judge ranked the top ten images in each category starting with their favorite (1) lowest to highest. If a photo did not make a photographers top ten it was assigned an 11 (Performance, Vibe, GoPro Moments). Places for each category were determined by tallying the judges scores for each photo. GoPro photos in each category were scored the same as non GoPro photos. The best overall GoPro photos in each category were the photos that scored the highest in the competition. Once again, we did have a couple GoPro photos that placed overall as well. The competitor with the lowest NET total by all judges in each category was awarded 1st place.

Want to get involved?

Share your photos from the event on-site using the hash tag #GoProMTNgames for your chance to win daily prizes. Winners will be selected and announced daily. Step it up and register for the GoPro Mountain Click Photo Comp by 5pm on Sunday for your chance to win a tear sheet in Outside Magazine, GoPro cameras and cash. Photos are due a week after the event but you will need to register before the event is over! 52

PHOTO BY MICHAEL ANGION

2014 WINNERS Performance – 1st: Catherine Aeppel, 2nd: Ben Markhart, 3rd: Remsen Allard Vibe – 1st: Michael Angion, 2nd: Matt Sklar, 3rd: Aaron Aday GoPro Moments – 1st: Michael Angion, 2nd: Catherine Aeppel, 3rd: Remsen Allard

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2015 AWARDS/RESULTS INFO DockDogs awards will be presented immediately following the end of each individual DockDogs’ event Final at Golden Peak.

THURSDAY 6/4/15 Kayak Steep Creek 7:30pm Checkpoint Charlie

FRIDAY 6/5/15 Raft Cross

5:45pm International Bridge

Rock Dog Trail Run

6:30pm

Golden Peak

X-Country Mountain Bike (Kids)

10:15am

Golden Peak

Vail Pass Half Marathon

2:30pm

Checkpoint Charlie

X-Country Mountain Bike – (Pro, Expert, Single Speed)

3:30pm

Golden Peak

SATURDAY 6/6/15

SUP Surf Cross 5pm

International Bridge

Down River Raft Sprint

5pm

International Bridge

Kayak Freestyle 5pm

International Bridge

Down River Kayak Sprint

5pm

International Bridge

SUP Surf Sprint 5pm

International Bridge

X-Country Mountain Bike (Beginner, Sport, Veteran, Masters)

6:30pm Golden Peak

IFSC Bouldering World Cup

6:30pm

Mountain Plaza

Ultimate River Challenge

7:30pm

Checkpoint Charlie

SUNDAY 6/7/15 Youth Bouldering 11:45am

Mountain Plaza

10k Spring Runoff

12pm

Checkpoint Charlie

Road Bike Time Trial

3:30pm

Checkpoint Charlie

Ultimate Mountain Challenge

3:30pm

Checkpoint Charlie

8-Ball Kayak 4:45pm

International Bridge

Raft Cross 5pm

International Bridge

SUP Surf Cross 5pm

International Bridge

2 Fly X-Stream 5pm

International Bridge

Citizens Bouldering 5:45pm

Mountain Plaza

Awards times and locations are subject to change. For immediate updates on scheduling follow us on Twitter (@MountainGames) or visit mountaingames.com.

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2014 Mountain Games Photographers:

ZACH MAHONE

RICK LOHRE

www.zachmahone.com @Zach_Photo @zach_photo

www.ricklohre.com @RickLohre @photolohre

LOGAN ROBERTSON

www.loganrobertsonphoto.com @LRphotoTweets @loganrobertsonphoto

PHOTO LOVE We’re showing some major love for our 2014 photographers, featured throughout this publication and on our website, Facebook page and so much more!

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DANE JACKSON Photo by: Dane Jackson