2016 GoPro Mountain Games | June 9-12
River paddlers and mountain sports athletes rejoice, the GoPro Mountain Games are drawing near.
On June 9-12, the biggest mountain sports and lifestyle event will return to the picturesque town of Vail, Colorado for four days of competition, music and good vibes. In what has become a mecca for mountain sports enthusiasts, the GoPro Mountain Games will feature over 25 different competitions taking place in nine distinct disciplines ranging from climbing to rafting.
Of course, our favorite discipline is River SUP (we may be a tad biased). Paddlers have the opportunity to compete in three unique events, all of which will test their strength, skill and toughness. These include a three-mile downriver SUP sprint, a no-holds-barred, full-contact SUP Cross race, and finally a SUP skills invitational that rewards paddlers with the best board control.
When not watching standup paddling’s top river athletes duke it out, the GoPro Mountain Games offer plenty to keep fans buzzing. They can check out the multiple outdoor expo areas, demo exciting new gear-including a OneWheel demo course--and get their groove on at free nightly concerts featuring the likes of Katchafire, Stephen Marley and more.
The GoPro Mountain Games have all the makings of an epic party and if last year’s event is any indication, you won’t want to miss it. For more information or to register, visit their official website.
Check out the vibe with a recap video of the last year’s GoPro Mountain Games.