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What to Watch at the GoPro Mountain Games

Written By: Melody Erhuy

What to Watch at the GoPro Mountain Games

The GoPro Mountain Games are rapidly approaching, which means a fun-filled weekend of outdoor events and competitions along a picturesque mountainside is right around the corner. With nearly ten free concerts, more than 30 competitive events, and plenty of sponsors toting their latest gear, there’s no shortage of things to see and do.

Be sure to plan in advance to witness the most exciting competitions and events before your schedule fills up. Here’s our guide to what to watch at the GoPro Mountain Games:

Solaris Slackline Show

Professional slackliners will be throwing down their craziest, most daring tricks at this spectacle that combines the most exciting elements of competitive slacklining. This is a new event at the GoPro Mountain Games and be taking place simultaneously across multiple highlines, tricklines, and slacklines throughout the Solaris Slackline venue.

8-Ball Sprint Kayaking

This legendary event features full-contact sprint kayaking. Prepare for carnage! Competitors push, shove, and jostle their way through a 200-meter sprint in a narrow stretch of the Gore Creek. Kayakers must avoid getting knocked over by “8-ballers,” kayakers in full body armor waiting to attack the sprinters!

BMX Short Track Relay

Witness this all-new BMX event where daring teams of two tackle a treacherous track of dirt, grass, and pavement in a short track speedy relay. This fast, fun, and crowd-friendly cycling event will be one of the weekend’s highlights. Dare to enter yourself? The first five teams to register receive $50 gift cards to Sweet Protection or Craniologie!

Mountain Masters Disc Golf

The immensely popular and ridiculously competitive disc golf tournament entails four qualifying rounds consisting of skills tests and stroke play at two 18-hole courses at Maliot Park. Only 72 players qualify for the championship course — get your spot early to nab a first-row seat to one of the most buzzed-about events of the games!

Mountain Mud Run

Here’s an event that will appeal to the entire crew! Get your family to ditch the wet wipes and launch headfirst into this legendary mud run guaranteed to get your family gooey. Two mud pits and plenty of obstacles await to test your mettle. Don’t want to merely spectate? There are group pricing options available — register now!

Enter an Event

Don’t simply be a spectator — sign up for an event if you’re up for the challenge! Registration is still open for the majority of events. Browse the full schedule and find an activity that works for your whole family. From fly fishing to rock climbing, there’s something for everyone.

QALO is proud to be the official silicone ring of the GoPro Mountain Games. Protect your metal engagement or wedding ring by wearing a durable silicone alternative during events and competitions. Visit our booths in Vail Village or Dog Town to choose between several designs of rings on site. Did you bring your pup? You can also personalize a new Dog ID Tag to commemorate the weekend.


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