Teva Mountain Games, Vail, June 02-05

Creative Commons Photo Attribution: ClimbingCrystal on Flickr

Athletes. Art. Music. Mountains.

That’s the catch phrase for the Teva Mountain Games that kick off in Vail today. Pretty much sums it up doesn’t it?  To boil it down even  further, I would proffer this:  FUN!

Billed as the largest adventure sport and mountain lifestyle festival in the country, The 10th annual Teva Mountain Games brings together both professional and amateur athletes from all over the world.  Activities include competitions in eight sports with 23 separate disciplines, photography competitions, an adventure film festival, company demo areas, live music, and mountain lifestyle parties.

Here’s a partial list of the activities:

  • Biking: Road & Mountain Biking Events
  • Climbing: Highlighted by the Bouldering World Cup
  • Canine Competitions
  • Running: Mud Run & Vail Pass 1/2 Marathon
  • Fly Fishing: 2Fly X-Stream
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Stand Up Paddling
  • Ultimate Mountain Challenge
  • Mountain Click Photo Competition
  • On-site Art
  • Outdoor Reels Film Fest
  • Concerts
  • Parties
  • U.S. National Raft Team Fundraiser
A full event schedule can be found at the event website: http://www.tevamountaingames.com/summer

Creative Commons Photo Attribution: ClimbingCrystal on Flickr

The Teva Mountain Games are a project of the Vail Valley Foundation.   Since 1981 the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation has been committed to providing leadership in athletic, cultural, educational and community-based endeavors to enhance and sustain the quality of life in the Vail Valley for its residents and guests.

Learn more about the Vail Valley Foundation here:  http://www.vvf.org/

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