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official summer program


Stop by the Eddie Bauer Airstream® to check out our great gear and pick up some swag and a snowcone. Get dirty in the Eddie Bauer Mud Run, or ride the Eddie Bauer Zip Line for free. Plus, don’t miss Eddie Bauer First Ascent® kayaker Ben Stookesberry’s film “Walled In” during the Outdoor Reels Film series. Get your daily shot of adrenaline at: blog.eddiebauer.com

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Product Demos

Athlete Appearances

Gear Giveaways


Mountain Games

official summer program

Produced by the

Editor Wren Wertin Art Director Carrie Calvin Photos by Zach Mahone, Preston Utley and Tommy Whitcomb Content & Direction Paul Abling Julie Kapala Kate Peters Duncan Horner

9 What’s New 10 Schedule of Events 15 Map 16 Free Concerts & Films 21 Retail, Demo & Expo 23 Free To Do 24 Paddle 28 Bike 30 Run

32 Climb 35 Fish 37 Slackline 40 UMC 42 Dogs 47 Photographers 47 Sponsors

WELCOME TO THE

BEST WEEKEN D OF YOUR LIFE! The board of direct ors and staff of the Vail Valley Foun dation and all of Vail are excited to welcome you to the official start of summer in the Vail Valley, cour tesy of the 2013 GoPro Mountain Ga mes. Each year since its creation, the GoPro Mountain Ga mes has served as a rallying point for outdoor adventure athletes and fans, and has quick ly become the nation’s largest celebration of mountain spor t, lifestyle and music. This year, an anticip ated 45,000 people will enjoy th e 2013 edition of this unique four -day festival. With nine spor ts no w represented,

what began as a La bor Day whitewater event ha s evolved into a true celebration of ever ything outdoors. Whether you are an athlete, spectator, sponsor or member of the media, we ho pe you thoroughly enjoy th e 2013 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail. Welcome to summ er in Vail!

To Our Frien ds

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Welcome to the 2013

GOPRO mountain games

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WHAT’S NEW GOPRO MOUNTAIN GAMES! New rad partner, same amazing event.

3 Hours of TV Coverage!

Tune in to NBC Sports Network on 6/23, 7/2 & 7/9 to see if you made the TV show! Full schedule available at gopromountaingames.com.

Dogs in the Eddie Bauer Mud Run! Bring on the Mud Minster Dog Division in the Eddie Bauer Mud Run presented by Maui Jim.

World Championships!

We are proud to host the 2013 Slackline World Championships.

Steppin’ up the Slopestyle!

The GoPro Mountain Games is now a Silver Level Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour event boasting a massive $10K cash purse.

Expanded GoPro Outdoor Reels Film Series.

Some serious eye candy from GoPro, Red Bull and many others!

Climbing Wall!

We’ve got a new wall that is big and bad for the IFSC Bouldering World Cup event!

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (All events subject to change)

THURSDAY JUNE 6, 2013 10am Bud Light Lime Steep Creek Championship Homestake Creek, Red Cliff 6pm Bud Light Mountains of Music: BallyHoo! (free concert) Checkpoint Charlie

FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013 9am IFSC Bouldering World Cup (Female Qualifier) Golden Peak East/Soccer Fields 10am Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air (WAVE 1) Golden Peak 11am Gibbon Slackline Jam (Round 1) Gear Town/Solaris

9am Gear Town & Adventure Village open throughout the event

11am Gear Town & Adventure Village open throughout the event

9am Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air (WAVE 5) Golden Peak

12pm Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air (WAVE 2) Golden Peak

9:30am Maui Jim SUP Surf Sprint (Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge event) Gore Creek

12pm Slopestyle (Qualifier) Golden Peak 1pm Bud Light Lime Kayak Freestyle presented by Eddie Bauer (Qualifier) International Bridge 2pm Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air (WAVE 3) Golden Peak 2pm IFSC Bouldering World Cup (Male Qualifier) Golden Peak East/Soccer Fields

10am Free Yoga Session Gear Town/Solaris 10am X-Country Mountain Bike presented by Thule (Kids Race 12 & under) Golden Peak 10am IFSC Bouldering World Cup (Semi-Final) Golden Peak East/Soccer Fields

2:30pm Gibbon Slackline Jam (Quarterfinal) Gear Town/Solaris

11am Bud Light Lime Kayak Freestyle presented by Eddie Bauer (Semi-Final) International Bridge

4pm Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air (WAVE 4) Golden Peak

11am Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air (WAVE 6) Golden Peak

4:30pm Gibbon Slackline Jam (Final) Gear Town/Solaris

11:45am X-Country Mountain Bike presented by Thule (Expert & Pros) (Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge event) Golden Peak

6pm GoPro Outdoor Reels Film Series Lodge at Vail, Intl. Room 6pm Slopestyle (Finals) Golden Peak 7pm Bud Light Mountains of Music: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears (free concert) Checkpoint Charlie

12pm 2013 Slackline World Championship presented by Gibbon Slacklines (Round 1) Gear Town/Solaris 1pm Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air (WAVE 7)

SATURDAY JUNE 8, 2013

1pm Eddie Bauer Mud Run presented by Maui Jim (Mini-Mud Family Division) Golden Peak

7am 2 Fly X-Stream presented by Maui Jim (Qualifier/Round 1) Golden Peak East/Soccer Fields

1:45pm Eddie Bauer Mud Run presented by Maui Jim (Super Galactic All Stars) Golden Peak

8am Vail Pass Half Marathon Golden Peak

2pm 2 Fly X-Stream presented by Maui Jim (Semi-Qualifier/ Round 2) International Bridge

8am Bud Light Lime Down River Kayak Sprint (Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge event) Gore Creek

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2:30pm Eddie Bauer Mud Run presented by Maui Jim (Dog Friendly-Mud Minster Division) Golden Peak

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3:30pm GoPro Outdoor Reels Film Series Lodge at Vail, Intl. Room 3:30pm 2013 Slackline World Championship presented by Gibbon Slacklines (Quarterfinal) Gear Town/Solaris 3:30pm Eukanuba DockDogs Extreme Vertical Competition Golden Peak 3:45pm X-Country Mountain Bike (Beg, Jrs, Sport, Exp & Vet) (Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge event) Golden Peak 4:15pm Bud Light Lime Kayak Freestyle presented by Eddie Bauer (Final) International Bridge 5pm IFSC Bouldering World Cup (Final) Golden Peak East/ Soccer Fields 7pm Bud Light Mountains of Music: GROUPLOVE (free concert) Checkpoint Charlie

SUNDAY JUNE 9, 2012 8am Youth Bouldering Competition Golden Peak East/Soccer Fields 8am 2 Fly X-Stream presented by Maui Jim (Final) Undisclosed Local River 8am 10k Spring Runoff presented by Garmin (Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge event) Gore Creek Drive 8am Maui Jim SUP Surf Cross (Qualifier) International Bridge 9am Eukanuba DockDogs Speed Retrieve™ Golden Peak 9am Gear Town & Adventure Village open throughout the event 9:30am Road Bike Time Trial (Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge event) Covered Bridge 10am Free Yoga Session Gear Town/Solaris 10:15am Bud Light Lime 8 Ball Kayak Sprint presented by GoPro (Qualifier) International Bridge 11am Eddie Bauer Citizen Bouldering Competition (WAVE 1) Golden Peak East/Soccer Fields 11am Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air (WAVE 8) Golden Peak 11:30am Eukanuba Rocky Dog Trail Run presented by Ruff Wear Golden Peak 12pm Raft Cross (Qualifier) International Bridge 12:30pm 2013 Slackline World Championship presented by Gibbon Slacklines (Semi-final/Final) Gear Town/Solaris 1pm Eukanuba DockDogs Big Air (WAVE 9) Golden Peak 2pm Raft Cross (Final) International Bridge 2pm Eddie Bauer Citizen Bouldering Competition (WAVE 2) Golden Peak East/Soccer Fields 3pm Maui Jim SUP Surf Cross (Finals) International Bridge 4pm Eukanuba DockDogs —Big Air (Final) Golden Peak 4pm Bud Light Lime 8 Ball Kayak Sprint presented by GoPro (Final) International Bridge

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MAP KEY 1. GOLDEN PEAK BASE LODGE Athlete & VIP Registration Media Registration VIP Hospitality

2. GOLDEN PEAK/ADVENTURE VILLAGE

Manufacturer/Retailer Expo & Demo Area Interactive Family Zone Slopestyle Eddie Bauer Mud Run presented by Maui Jim Eukanuba DockDogs Competitions Eukanuba Rocky Dog Trail Run presented by Ruff Wear Vail Pass Half (start) X-Country Mountain Bike presented by Thule (start)*

3. GOLDEN PEAK EAST/SOCCER FIELDS

IFSC Bouldering World Cup Eddie Bauer Citizen Climbing Youth Bouldering Competition 2 Fly X-Stream presented by Maui Jim (Qualifier)

4. GEAR TOWN/INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE /SOLARIS

Manufacturer/Retail Expo & Demo Area Event Medical Aid Station Bud Light Lime Kayak Freestyle presented by Eddie Bauer

2 Fly X-Stream presented by Maui Jim (Semi-Finals) 2013 Slackline World Championships (Solaris) Raft Cross Bud Light Lime 8 Ball Kayak presented by GoPro Maui Jim SUP Surf Cross

5. MEADOW DRIVE/COVERED BRIDGE

GoPro Mountain Games Information Center Eddie Bauer Zip Line Bud Light Lime Down River Sprint (Finish)* Maui Jim SUP Surf Sprint (Finish)* Road Bike Time Trial presented by Thule (Start)*

6. GORE CREEK DRIVE

10K Spring Runoff presented by Garmin (Start)*

7. CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

Bud Light Mountains of Music Free Concert Stage Vail Mountain Coffee Caffeination Station Public Concessions

8. *OFF-SITE EVENTS

Bud Light Lime Steep Creek Championship (Homestake Creek, Red Cliff) 2 Fly X-Stream presented by Maui Jim (Finals) (Undisclosed Local River)

*Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge Event

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Free Concerts

BUD LIGHT MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC Checkpoint Charlie

BALLYHOO! Thursday, June 6 | 6pm Punk energy with reggae grooves

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Friday, June 7 | 7pm Rockin’ blues, funk & soul

GROUPLOVE Saturday, June 8 | 7pm Indie rockers with a big sound

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Free films

GoPRO Outdoor Reels Film Series

Lodge at Vail – International Ballroom

“The Way I Roll” Thule Friday 6pm | Saturday 3:30pm

presented by

“Walled In” presented by Eddie Bauer

Friday 6:45pm | Saturday 4:15pm

“Congo: The Grand Inga Project” presented by Red Bull

Friday 7:30pm | Saturday 5pm

“Singletrack High” Friday 9pm | Saturday 6:30pm

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Visit a GOAL ZERO charging station

TO KEEP ALL YOUR GEAR CHARGED UP

During the 2013 GoPro Mountain Games.


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retail, Expo & DEmo 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, Gear Town offers product sampling, contests and special event pricing on lots of goods!

GoPro

Experience the world of GoPro in person. Visit us at one of three locations—Solaris, International Bridge and Covered Bridge—to check out GoPro products, chat with a GoPro expert and see incredible footage captured with the world’s most versatile camera. Plus, demo GoPro video editing software, and enter the Daily Giveaway for your chance to win a GoPro camera.

2013 Expo & Demo Partners: GoPro

Klean Kanteen

Aline

La Cantina

Barebones Living

LED Lenser

Bear Naked

Lilypond

Beyond Coastal

Marin Bikes

Big Shot Bikes

Maui Jim

Birkenstock

Maui Wowi

Bud Light

Mile High Mountaineering

Chariot Carriers Comcast

Nedbo Nite Ize

Confluence Watersports DT Swiss

Otterbox

Eddie Bauer

Otus/Safe Sounds

Ellsworth Bikes

People for Bikes

Eukanuba

Pop Chips

EvoTrex

Princeton Tec

First Bank

Ravenswood

First Descents

Recollect Threads

Fishpond

Ruff Wear

FRS Energy

Sazzi Footwear

Gallegos Corporation

SeasonFive

Garmin

Simplicity Longboards

Geigerrig

SOS Outreach

Gerber Gear

Sprint

GoalZero

Stanley

GoPro

Steadman Clinic

Grateful Grinder

Subaru

Gregory Mountain Products

THULE THUMP NATION

Guayaki Yerba Mate

Trek Light Gear

Download. Explore. Get Stuff.

HALA SUP

Vail Resorts-EPIC

Hero Kit

Vibram USA

Free in the Apple & Android App Stores

Honey Skateboards

Vitality Center

Honey Stinger

Never miss out on anything GoPro Mountain Games when you use FOMO Sonar! Get hooked up with deals & giveaways from vendors and sponsors.

Walking Mountains

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky

Wigwam

Joshua Tree Products

Wilderness Workshop

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 pups as they jump to victory in all the DockDogs competitions. The best part? All activities in the Adventure Village are free and fun for the entire family.

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The Official Sunglasses of the Vail Resorts, Vail Valley Foundation and the 2013 GoPro Mountain Games.

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GOPRO DAILY GIVE AWAY

Free to do

Gear Town/Solaris

EDDIE BAUER ZIP LINE Covered Bridge

INTERACTIVE FAMILY ZONE Adventure Village/Golden Peak

SUP DEMO POOL Stand Up Paddle Colorado Gear Town/Meadow Drive

FREE KIDS MOUNTIN BIKE RACE Saturday 10am Golden Peak

FREE FLY FISHING CLINICS Golden Peak East

FREE YOGA SESSIONS Saturday & Sunday 10am Gear Town/Solaris

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Saturday June 8

Friday June 7 - Saturday June 8

Thursday June 6

paddle

Kayak: Bud Light Lime 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: Bud Light Lime Kayak Freestyle presented by Eddie Bauer 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.

Kayak: Bud Light Lime Down River Sprint* Gore Creek 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 – kayakers drop at timed intervals – competitors are racing against the clock. *Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge

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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 9

Kayak: Bud Light Lime 8 Ball Kayak Sprint presented by GoPro

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paddle

Saturday June 8

Stand Up Paddle: Maui Jim SUP Surf 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 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. *Part of the Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge

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Stand Up Paddle: Maui Jim SUP Surf Cross Think boardercross meets SUP in this mass-startevery-man/woman-for-themselves format. The first to survive the 300-yard 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.

Sunday June 9

International Bridge

Raft: Raft Cross 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.

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SUNday June 9

International Bridge

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BIKE

FRIday June 7

Slopestyle Golden Peak Today’s best freeriders have transformed this discipline of mountain biking into a sport of best tricks judged for style and difficulty on a big-air course with jumps. A silver event on the FMB World Tour, some of the world’s best throw down in the ultimate spectator-friendly big air huck fest.

SATURDAY June 8

X-Country Mountain Bike presented by Thule* Golden Peak Mountain bikers start and finish at the base of Golden Peak, racing on an epic single-track 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. * Part of the Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge

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Road Bike Time Trial presented by Thule* Competitors of all ages and abilities race on the original Time Trial course ridden by legendary cyclists such as Greg Lemond, Bernard Hinault and Andy Hampsten in the 1980s tour, the Coors Classic. Winners are crowned in age group categories.

SUNday June 9

vail pass

*Part of the Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge

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RUN

SATURDAY June 8

Eddie Bauer Mud Run presented by Maui Jim

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golden peak The most popular event for runners of all ages and abilities, this obstacle course features a short lap format around the Golden Peak base area. Kids and families tackle a shorter format in the Mini-Mud Family Division, while Super Galactic All-Stars pass through three times. New this year race with your dog in the Mud Minster Division! Costumes are encouraged. Be prepared for mud!

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Vail Pass 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.

SATURDAY June 8

Vail Pass Half

10K Spring Runoff presented by Garmin* 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.

SUNday June 9

Vail mountain

*Part of the Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge

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SUNDAY June 9

Friday june 7 - Saturday June 8

climb

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IFSC Bouldering World Cup Golden Peak East 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.

Eddie Bauer Citizen & Youth Bouldering Competitions Golden Peak East Amateur and youth 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.

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fish

2 Fly X-Stream presented by Maui Jim Round 1 – Golden Peak East Round 2 – International Bridge

SATurday June 8 - SUNday June 9

Finals – an undisclosed 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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slackline

gear town/solaris The best pro slackliners from around the globe battle it out head to head in this extreme trickline competition for the title of World Champion. You’ll be amazed at the level of balance, control and acrobatics performed by these athletes. The top eight slackliners in the world ranking have been training and competing all year to earn a place in this ultimate showdown. Three rounds of intense competition will determine the best of the best to become the 2013 World Champion. Wanna give it a shot? An interactive slackline area will be set up for everyone to try throughout the weekend.

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friday June 7 - SUNday June 9

2013 Slackline World Championship presented by Gibbon Slacklines

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uMC

SATurday June 8 - SUNday June 9

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Ultimate Mountain Challenge The Jack Link’s Beef Jerky 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: Bud Light Lime Down River Sprint/or Maui Jim SUP Surf Sprint X-Country Mountain Bike presented by Thule Sunday’s events: 10k Spring Runoff presented by Garmin Road Bike Time Trial presented by Thule

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SATURDAY June 8

FRIday June 7 - SUNday June 8

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Eukanuba DockDogs 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.

Eukanuba 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.

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sunday June 9

Eukanuba Rocky Dog 5k Trail Run presented by Ruff Wear

SUNday June 9

Eukanuba DockDogs Speed Retrieve

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photo love 2012 Mountain Games Photographers We’re showing some major love for our 2012 photographers, featured throughout this publication and on our website, Facebook page and so much more!

Zach Mahone

Preston Utley

Tommy Whitcomb

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ATHLETE: SHON BOLLOCK | CAPTURED BY: SHON BOLLOCK

BLACK

EDITION

KEY CAMERA SPECS 1080p60 / 960p100 / 720p120 fps 4Kp15 / 2.7Kp30 / 1440p48 fps 12MP / 30 fps Burst Wi-Fi Built-In Wi-Fi Remote Included GoPro App Compatible Also available in White and Silver Editions.

Wear it. Mount it. Love it.™

LCD Touch BacPac™

Wi-Fi Remote

Pro Low-Light Performance

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Battery BacPac™

Chest Mount, aka “Chesty”

Handlebar / Seatpost / Pole Mount

Adhesive Mounts

Helmet Front Mount

Floaty Backdoor

2013 GoPro Mountain Games Official Program  

The Official Program Book for the 2013 GoPro Mountain Games - the countries largest celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain...