News from the Vail Valley Foundation
Photo by Paul Abling
May 28, 2009 —
The build out of the climbing wall at the Teva Mountain Games continues. The weather has improved and crews have begun to unload the wall and construct it at Mountain Plaza, near the Vista Bahn at the foot of Vail Mountain.
Check out the photos of the wall for a quick glimpse of how the wall for the IFSC World Cup of Bouldering presented by Pyramide comes to life.
Not only does this wall host the IFSC World Cup of Bouldering presented by Pyramide, but, it also hosts all Youth and Citizen Bouldering events at the Teva Mountain Games.
A quick reminder to all climbers planing to compete at the TevaMountain Games (excluding World Cup athletes) -- if you have not registered yet, do it now.
Climbing will reach capacity.
Register for all events at the Teva Mountain Games, June 4-7 HERE.
May 27, 2009 —
While the weather here the past few days has been bad for things like climbing and biking, the rain and moisture is great for rivers and we've been out training for the 2009 Teva Mountain Games.
We strapped the POV 1.5 on for what we thought would be a quick training run down Gore Creek for the Bud Light Lime Down River Sprint presented by Jackson Kayak. As luck would have it, we experienced a little "wet exit" action, which, would cripple any ones time for this particular event. Oh well... this is why we train.
The Bud Light Lime Down River Sprint is often the crux event for many competitors in the GNC Ultimate Mountain Challenge. The "UMC" is comprised of three biking/ running events and the Down River Sprint. Many novice and intermediate boaters find their UMC challenges on Gore Creek.
With careful navigating yes, all of the rapids on Gore Creek are straightforward. However, a momentary lapse in concentration, or missing a line can quickly turn into a swim. Swimming is great for a triathlon... not so great for the GNC Ultimate Mountain Challenge. One swim can kill your time for the Ultimate Mountain Challenge and keep you off the podium.
Check out the footage below for current conditions on Gore Creek. The footage was shot last Friday, May 22nd. We've also posted a little guide to running Gore Creek for the Down River Sprint for novice and intermediate boaters. Take it or leave it!
Music by Aceyalone & The Lonely Ones, "Can't Hold Back." They will be performing for FREE on Saturday, June 6 at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail.
February 11, 2009 —
The second installment of the free concert series Bud Light Street Beat gets under way tonight (Wednesday) at 6 at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village.
If you're reading this in your office, home or a local condo or hotel room, get up, put on an extra layer, grab some gloves and don't miss this opportunity to see the Big Easy hit Bridge Street with Rebirth Brass Band.
We have seen Rebirth Brass Band a few times in all their glory. The real question is ... how in the world are all those guys going to fit on the Street Beat stage?
Don't forget to register tonight to win the Volvo C30 and/or the Volvo Return Trip to Vail!
For more info on Rebirth, check out RealVail's Real A&E story.
January 11, 2009 —
Reggae legends The Wailers, originally made famous as the support band for Bob Marley, will be performing at the
Exodus is regarded by Time Magazine as "the best music album of the twentieth century." The 1977 hit album is widely considered to be one of the best Marley recordings of all time. Hits from the album include "Exodus," "Jammin," "Three Little Birds," “One Love/People Get Ready” and "Turn Your Light Down Low."
This very special performance of and promises to be a can’t miss evening of music for devoted Wailers fans and those new to reggae music alike. For more information, or to purchase tickets please see the VPAC website