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The best pro slackliners from around the globe will descend upon Vail Valley to compete head to head in the final battle of the 2016 US Pro Series beginning in Dominion RiverRock, continuing to X Games Austin 2016 and wrapping up at the GoPro Mountain Games. The athletes will compete over several rounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday to determine the best of the best and who will take home a piece of the $5,000 prize purse and top spots in the ISI World Ranking. Wanna give it a shot?  An interactive slackline area will be set up for everyone to try throughout the weekend at the Solaris Plaza in Gear Town.

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HISTORY

Slacklining is defined as the act of balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing which is low to the ground and anchored between two points, usually trees. Originating in the climbing world, slacklining has evolved into a cross trainer, backyard activity and extreme sport all of its own. Slacklining can be traced back to climbing camps in Yosemite during the mid seventies. Climbers would stay there for weeks blazing new routes and in their time on the ground they started rigging climbing rope to walk across. They found that the activity improved their core strength, balance and movement for climbing - and is was FUN.

SPORT

In 2007 slacklining began to broaden from a cross trainer to a unique sport of its' own with the advent of tricklining. The sport developed much like skateboarding with an urban presence and heavy emphasis on creating freestyle tricks. A global community grew and tricks were shared through social media channels and viral videos. In 2008, the first official slackline competition was held in Friedrichshafen, Germany and competitive slacklining was born. Now, professional trickline competitions are held worldwide and 2016 will mark the fifth year the GoPro Summer Mountain Games has hosted an international pro event.

JUDGING

2015 marked the introduction of the ISI Judging System which has propelled the sport forward. Athletes now earn a score in every match which can be compared against the entire field of athletes globally.

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Thursday - Sunday
June 8-11, 2017

TIME & CATEGORIES:
June 8, 1:30pm - (Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge)
June 8, 5pm - (Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge)
June 9, 9:30am - (Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge)
June 9, 12:30pm - (Round 1 - Heat 1)
June 9, 3:30pm - (Round 1 - Heat 2)
June 9, 5pm - (Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge)
June 10, 9:30am - (Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge)
June 10, 12pm - (Round 2 - Heat 1)
June 10, 3:30pm - (Round 2 - Heat 2)
June 10, 6pm - (Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge)
June 11, 9am - (Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge)
June 11, 12:30pm - (Finals Heat 1)
June 11, 2:30pm - (Finals Heat 2 & Awards)

LOCATION:
Solaris in Gear Town

PRICE:

Invite Only

DOCUMENTATION:

Competition Format:

Pro-level athletes with qualifying scores have been invited to compete. Judges will score each competitor in two heats using the ISI Rules and each athlete's best score of the round will be used to move into the next rounds and finals.

PRIZES:

Total Prize Purse: $5,000

U.S. Competitors: In order to be eligible to claim prize money, you will be required to complete a current W9 form. Checks will be mailed within 45 days of receipt of a completed W9.


International Competitors: Please note that all international athletes who are eligible to win prize money should be prepared to supply bank information, including a swift code, as well a passport or copy of passport.  All international payouts will be wired within 45 days of receipt of proper account and wire information.

NOTES:

All competitors must sign a Mountain Games Liability Release in order to participate in the competition.

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY:
The competition is open to all interested athletes regardless of state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events. Athletes will be required to provide all their own equipment. Further, athletes must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the Mountain Games®.

PARTICIPATION:
Athletes agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges will be final. There will be no review of scoring / timing even with the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification of that athlete.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:
Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any athlete for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All decisions with respect to the disqualification of an athlete shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an athlete's disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules. In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded. If the Tournament is cancelled prior to June 1st, for any reason, athletes will be reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Athletes will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition.

ORGANIZERS:
The Mountain Games® will be organized and produced by staff and contractors hired from and by the Vail Valley Foundation. The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of athletes, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of Mountain Games® related events, and all other aspects of the event, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the event.

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COUNTDOWN Tudor - The official Timepiece of the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail Colroado
PARTNERS
Event Schedule | Summer
AM EVENT
7:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 1 - Soccer Fields
7:30 Mountain Masters Disc Golf - Qualifying Day 2
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
8:00 Down River Kayak Sprint - Start
8:00 EverBank Half Marathon - Start
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Down River Sprint Start - Option #1
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - 10K Start
8:00 Ultimate River Challenge - Kayak Sprint - Start
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 Costa Fly Fishing Village - Opens
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 7
9:00 Gear Town - Opens
9:00 Jam in the Van - Time to Rock
9:00 Onewheel Demo Course - Opens
9:30 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - TT Start
9:30 Ultimate River Challenge - SUP Sprint - Start
10:00 Climbing World Cup - Semi-Finals M+W
10:00 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Kids Race (12 and under)
10:00 The Yoga Girl Experience - The Yoga Girl Experience - The Art of Letting Go
10:15 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Kids Race
11:00 Citizen Climbing - Wave 1 & Paraclimbing
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 8
11:00 Down River R2 Raft Sprint - Start
11:00 Ultimate River Challenge - R2 Sprint - Start
11:45 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - PRO, Expert, Single Speed, UMC PRO
11:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Pro Men/Women
PM
12:00 Slackline Invitational - Round 2 - Heat 1
12:30 SUP Skills Invitational - Start
1:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 9
1:30 Volvo Mountain Mud Run - Kids and Family Start
2:00 Citizen Climbing - Wave 2
2:00 Costa 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 2
2:00 EverBank Half Marathon - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
2:30 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Pro, Exp, SS
2:30 Volvo Mountain Mud Run - All Mountain Madness Division Start
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 Onewheel Demo Course - Race for the Rail
3:30 Slackline Invitational - Round 2 - Heat 2
3:45 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - All Jrs Categories, Beginners, Sport, All Masters Categories, All Vet Categories, UMC Amateur & UMC Teams
3:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams
4:00 GoPro Daily Giveaway
4:00 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
4:30 Climbing World Cup - Finals
5:00 Down River Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 Down River R2 Raft Sprint - Awards Ceremony at I-Bridge
5:00 Kayak Freestyle - Awards Ceremony
5:00 SUP Skills Invitational - Awards Ceremony at I-Bridge
5:45 Citizen Climbing - Wave 2 Awards Ceremony
6:00 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
6:30 Climbing World Cup - Awards Ceremony
6:30 EverBank XC Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Citizen Categories
7:30 Flashflight Disc Nite - Start
7:30 Ultimate River Challenge - Awards Ceremony at Ford Ampitheater
2016 Lodging

Rooms starting at $90/nt. Pet friendly accommodations available!

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