Vail, Colo., Jan. 30, 2023 – While the Vail Valley is still enjoying a stellar winter season, it's time to start looking ahead to warmer days and summer sports with the opening of registration for the 2023 GoPro Mountain Games on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m. MST. The GoPro Mountain Games is the country's most celebrated festival of adventure sports, art and music returning to Vail, Colorado, June 8-11, 2023.
Featuring over 30 competitions in biking, running, climbing, kayaking, rafting, SUPing, fishing and DockDogs -- there's something for everyone at the GoPro Mountain Games. Designed for both amateurs and professionals, some competitors are all about fun and camaraderie while others chase the juicy prize purses and sponsor swag ($130K total) and all the glory -- and that's half the fun of the GoPro Mountain Games!
Registered athletes will get a special Athlete Bag, access to the Go RVing Athlete Lounge in Mountain Plaza during the GoPro Mountain Games and the highly-sought after title of being a GoPro Mountain Gamer forever.
Early-bird registration is available through April 5 before prices increase.
New for 2023, the GoPro Mountain Games will have revamped fishing competitions, additional youth and grom divisions, a CoLab Creator Stage in Solaris Plaza, the Gore IV Rafting competition, Go RVing Athlete Lounge in Mountain Plaza and more. The new grom divisions at the GoPro Mountain Games create a more fair, competitive field for ages 13-18 in almost every event. A new competition for fly-fishermen and fly-fisherwomen this year will be the Orvis Species Slam, featuring teams of two competing to catch seven different types of native fish.
A hit in 2022, the GoPro Dual Slalom will be returning to Minturn this year. A fan-favorite, the Gates Kids Bike Race will also be returning this summer. Other popular events at the GoPro Mountain Games include DockDogs, the Nature Valley Mud Run, adidas Terrex Pepi's Face-Off, the North America Cup Vail climbing competition (also featuring youth and citizen divisions), Pacifico 8-Ball Kayak Sprint, Disc Golf Tournament and more.
In addition to athlete registration opening on Feb. 1, media registration will also open for the 2023 GoPro Mountain Games on Feb. 1.
“On the heels of the 20th Anniversary GoPro Mountain Games last year, we are looking forward to welcoming the world of outdoor adventure sports to Vail again this June to help kick off summer in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado,” said Ross Leonhart, of the Vail Valley Foundation -- organizers of the annual GoPro Mountain Games. “The GoPro Mountain Games are a celebration of athletes from all walks of life, the mountains we all love to work and play in, and is capped off with an impressive Mountains of Music lineup this year, to be announced soon. Whether you're coming for competition, to spectate the action or to see what's new in the outdoor sports world, the GoPro Mountain Games are the place to be June 8-11.”
For more, visit mountaingames.com.