I’m an Athlete
Photo: Zach Mahone

I’m an Athlete

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Register. Train. Win. Repeat. Brush up on all the info athletes need to know before the competition starts.

Registration for 2017 kicks-off February 15 at 12:00am (MST) through our online registration platform. Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing through March 14. After that Standard Pricing will apply until 24 hours prior to the individual event start where athletes will have to pay Event Pricing on-site.

REGISTER


Athlete registration packets and swag bags can be picked up at Main Registration located in the Golden Peak Base Lodge near DockDogs and Larkspur. Need more info on finding Main Reg? Check out our MAP!

Registration Hours:
Wednesday, June 7

8am – 5pm


Thursday, June 8

8am – 6pm


Friday, June 9

7am – 7pm


Saturday, June 10

6am – 6pm


Sunday, June 11

7am – 2pm

Athlete Gift Bag Pick Up Hours:
Wednesday, June 7

8am – 5pm


Thursday, June 8

8am – 6pm


Friday, June 10

9am – 6pm


Saturday, June 11

8am – 6pm


Sunday, June 12

8am – 2pm


Athletes should allow ample time to park in Vail, pick up their bib at Main Reg in Golden Peak, and make their way to the event start. We recommend getting to Vail NO LESS THAN 1 HOUR before your competition is scheduled to start.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Being a Mountain Games jock has its perks – all athletes will receive access to the TriggerPoint Athlete Lounge located in Mountain Plaza for pre-race snacks, post-event recovery, fun & games, and we’ve even heard rumors of beer…


LOUNGE HOURS:

friday, June 9

10am – 6pm


saturday, June 10

10am – 6pm


sunday, June 11

10am – 2pm


MOUNTAIN PLAZA


There’s some serious coin up for grabs, like over $120K. Payouts vary by event and category. Check out specific event pages for detailed prize information.


All top finishing athletes who will receive prize money must return a completed 2017 W-9 or 8233 form to GoPro Mountain Games organizers via one of the following methods:

  1. Drop it off at GoPro Mountain Games Event Registration in Golden Peak during the Mountain Games
  2. Mail to: Vail Valley Foundation, Attn: Erin Kelly, PO Box 6550, Avon, CO 81620
  3. Email to: [email protected]. International competitors must also submit a completed wire information form in addition to their 8233 form.

Prize money checks will be mailed within 45 days of receiving a completed W-9 or 8233 form and wire information form (if applicable). W-9 or 8233 must be turned in by August 1, 2017, after which we will consider your prize money sum a donation to the VVF.


The rumors are no joke. We live the high life up here in the Rocky Mountains. Getting in plenty of training prior to competing at over 8,150 feet and taking extra precautions with hydration is a must.

According to some really smart people at the Institute for Altitude Medicine, plan on drinking an additional 1-1.5 liters of water daily when at high elevations. Increasing your carbohydrate intake is also recommended – lucky for you there are plenty of pizza spots in Vail. If you’re questioning your ability to compete consult your doctor, or mom… one of them usually knows best.


Check out mountaingames.com every morning between 7-9am, June 8-11, 2017 for a Daily Forecast provided by OpenSummit! This morning forecast can also be found via Twitter (@MountainGames) or by downloading the OpenSummit App.


 OPENSUMMIT

OpenSummit is your personal weather forecaster for exploring Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks. Conveniently displayed on your iOS device, our hourly forecasts will help you make well-informed, timely decisions when entering the high alpine. When you’re not looking for the latest forecast, view recent Instagram photos taken near every 14er or read our favorite articles about enjoying and being safe in the Colorado wilderness.

GET THE APP

OpenSummit is brought to you by the team at OpenSnow, your trusted source for snow forecasts and winter travel information.


Want a safe and secure place to store personal belongings and gear? Good news! We’ve partnered up with Entertainment Lockers to provide 1-day, multi-day, or all weekend long locker rentals to Mountain Games spectators and athletes. Take advantage of these personal storage solutions, and reserve your spot before you even arrive! Rentals can also be purchased on-site while supplies last.

RENT NOW


BONUS!

Each rented locker comes equipped with one (1) mobile charging pack and cords!


LOCKER LOCATIONS:

Gear Town & Mountain Plaza


All unofficial results will be posted after the completion of the event both online and on-site on the results board directly outside of Main Reg by Larkspur and DockDogs.

Past years results can be found in our ARCHIVE


Click here to view official event map!