A Spectator’s Guide to the 2016 GoPro Mountain Games
The 2016 GoPro Mountain Games are in full-swing here in Vail, Colorado. The event kicked off yesterday with the top SUP, kayaking, mountain biking, and slacklining athletes in the world converging on the Vail Valley. As Day 2 is winding down, the games are in full swing. More than 60,000 spectators are expected to descend onto the town of Vail to watch all of the action. With more than $100,000 in cash prizes on the line, the Games will be one for the books.
The event spans throughout the Valley, as spectators can wander east to watch dogs of all kinds fling themselves off a raised dock into a giant pool in the Dockdogs Speed Retrieve, Dockdogs Extreme Vertical, and Dockdogs Outdoor Big Air competitions. On the north side, visitors will find slackline superstars toeing the line across the river. You might even find GoPro athlete Dane Jackson whipping out a McNasty in the rapids underneath.
Farther north on Meadow Drive, you’ll find kids of all ages crushing it on the slackline. If you’re over there, make sure to stop by the GoPro domes and check out demos of our new professional VR solutions: Omni and Odyssey, as well as demos of our mobile editing apps Quik and Splice. Be sure to walk across the way and enter our daily giveaway for the chance to win your very own GoPro as well.
If you head south to Mountain Plaza and you’ll be sure to run into the 15-foot bouldering wall. The bouldering event at Mountain Games is a special one. In fact, the event, the IFSC Climbing World Cup, is the only World Cup Bouldering event held on U.S. soil. If you have time, hike up on the hill and even play a round of Frisbee golf. Whatever way you choose to spend your time at the 2016 GoPro Mountain Games, you’ll be in for a rad time.
And when you're not participating or spectating an event, there are countless things to keep you and the family busy. Here are just some of the many things to check out while you're navigating the games:
INTERACTIVE FAMILY ZONE | Adventure Village/Lionshead
Kayak Demo Pool, Kid's Climbing Wall, Onewheel Demo Course, Putt Putt Golf.
JAM IN THE VAN | Meadow Drive
Mountain Games' bands film live performances which are streamed to TVs outside the van where camp chairs and bean bags will be set up with snacks and beer.
GOPRO OUTDOOR REELS | Mountain Plaza
Grab your blankets, coolers and lawn chairs and join us Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the grass next to Vail's Gondola One in Mountain Plaza for a series of Outdoor/Adventure films.
GOPRO TRAINING SESSIONS | The Lodge at Vail
Take your GoPro skills to the next level and get a unique, hands-on GoPro experience you won't find anywhere else with the GoPro experts.
COSTA FLY FISHING VILLAGE | Golden Peak
Costa staff and athletes will be showcasing their full range of eyewear, with fly tying stations, a fly casting golf course and the ever-popular spin to win gift wheel.
FREE YOGA SESSIONS | Mountain Plaza