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Art is a fundamental part of the mountain lifestyle. It represents the environment that spectators and participants live and play in every day.

The Mountain Games combine artistic influences with competition and we foster the arts through film, photography and random expressions of on-site art.

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Vail is a vibrant community that takes pride in celebrating the diverse mountain lifestyle and all that represents, from athletics to culture. The Town of Vail's Art in Public Places board (AIPP) oversees the existing art displays within the town and also coordinates and creates temporary instillations from renowned or up-and-coming artists.

While in Vail for the Mountain Games, we encourage you to seek out and learn about the current art pieces AIPP has chosen for 2011.

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"STEELROOTS" BY STEVE TOBIN

On view near Golden Peak, Vail

Internationally-renowned sculptor, Steve Tobin is from Pennsylvania and has been visiting Vail since 1972. These works not only celebrate the importance of trees in our environment and the strength of their hidden root systems, but they symbolize the greater significance of roots within our culture. "The roots evoke communities, families, unseen power and networks coming together for a shared purpose. They gather energy and send it upward in support of the tree that is not visually apparent. The legs are anthropomorphic, suggesting images of people dancing or huddling together in embrace and collusion. They create a sense of gathering."

"Steelroots" was one of 40 works chosen for "40 Years of Art in the Parks" in New York City in 2007 and has been featured in The New York Times and New York Post. Tobin's work can be seen at the Minneapolis Landscape Arboretum and the Morton Arboretum outside of Chicago. Permanent collections are on display at the American Craft Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, American Glass Museum and Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Switzerland.

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"THE SINGING TREES" BY BEN ROTH & BRAD WATSABAUGH

On view in Ford Park, Vail

"The Singing Trees" was created from Lodgepole Pine trees killed by the mountain pine beetle in the forests near Vail. Many western states in the US are currently undergoing the devastating effects of pine beetle kill with tens of thousands of trees dying each year.

Artists Roth and Watsabaugh from Jackson, Wyoming dissected the trees by hand longitudinally from root to tip with chainsaws and created benches with the remaining halves of the trees. The result is a 90-degree structure arranged in an interactive and engaging pattern. As most trees are sawed in a cross section, this is a rare opportunity to examine the growth of a tree and its branches for the entirety of the tree's life. The visible blue-staining is the fungi carried by the beetle that ultimately kills the tree from the inside out.

At the completion of the instillation project, the Colorado Children's Chorale (performing nearby at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater) brought it full circle, christening the sculptures with their music.

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Xavier Rudd, Tokyo Police Club and Cold War Kids free concerts at the 2014 GoPro Mountain Games.

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PARTNERS
Event Schedule | Summer
AM EVENT
7:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 1
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
8:00 Down River Sprint - Start
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Down River Sprint Start - Option #1
8:00 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Start
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 7
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Deep Dive
9:00 KIND Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2
10:00 Bouldering World Cup - Semi-Finals M+W
10:00 X-Country Mountain Bike - Kids Race (12 and under)
10:15 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Kids Race
10:30 GoPro Training Sessions - Get To Know Your GoPro
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 8
11:00 Kayak Freestyle - Semi-Final
11:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Pro Men/Women
11:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - PRO, Expert, Single Speed, UMC PRO
PM
12:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
12:00 Slackline World Cup - Semi Finals
1:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 9
1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
1:30 Mountain Mud Run - Kids Wave 1 Start
1:45 Mountain Mud Run - Kids Wave 2 Start
2:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 2
2:00 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Group Ride & Studio Demo
2:30 Mountain Mud Run - All Mountain Madness Division Start
2:30 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Awards Ceremony
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Pro, Exp, SS
3:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams
3:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - All Jrs Categories, Beginners, Sport, All Masters Categories, All Vet Categories, UMC Amateur & UMC Teams
4:00 Slackline World Cup - Finals
4:15 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
4:30 Bouldering World Cup - Finals
4:30 Slackline World Cup - Round 2
5:00 Down River Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 Kayak Freestyle - Awards Ceremony
5:30 Slackline World Cup - Awards Presentation
6:00 Slackline World Cup - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
6:30 Bouldering World Cup - Awards Ceremony
6:30 Saturday Night Free Concert - Showtime
6:30 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Citizen Categories
10:00 The Native After Party - Party Time
AM EVENT
8:00 10K Spring Runoff - Start
8:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Finals
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - 10K Start
8:00 Youth Bouldering - Start
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 10
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 KIND Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
9:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Start
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - TT Start
10:15 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Qualifier
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
10:31 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Deep Dive
11:00 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 1 & Paraclimbing
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 11
11:00 Paraclimbing Bouldering - Start
11:45 Youth Bouldering - Awards Ceremony
PM
12:00 10K Spring Runoff - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
12:00 Raft Cross - Qualifier
12:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
12:00 Slackline World Cup - Pro Athlete Trickline Demonstration
12:30 GoPro Training Sessions - Get To Know Your GoPro
1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
1:30 DockDogs Speed Retrieve - All in One Finals
2:00 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 2
2:00 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Group Ride & Studio Demo
2:00 Raft Cross - Finals
3:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Awards Ceremony
3:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
4:00 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Finals
4:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Big Air Finals: Pro, Semi-Pro Contender & Amateur
4:00 Slackline World Cup - Pro Athlete Trickline Demonstration
4:45 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Awards Ceremony - IBridge
5:00 Raft Cross - Awards Ceremony
5:45 Citizen Bouldering - Awards Ceremony
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