Teva Mountain Games 2011 | Pro Kayak – Vail, Colorado
http://www.tevamountaingames.com BizBOXV on-location at the 2011 Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado… some amazing events happening at every corner ~ this video, features some of the amazing intense kayak action!
Dropping a whopping 480 feet per mile, Homestake Creek is a paddling gem that was once known only to Vail Valley locals. Then, in 2002, local weatherman, shuttle driver and pro kayaker extraordinaire Ken “Hobie” Hoeve hosted a successful grassroots race on the creek with no more than a keg of beer waiting at the finish line.
In 2003, the Mountain Games took Homestake Creek nationwide as some of the world’s best paddlers hucked their meat down drops like “Leap of Faith” and “Piece of S**t.” Race rules are simple – the fastest time to the finish line of the ¼ mile creek wins.
The country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain lifestyle returns once again when The Teva Mountain Games returns to Vail, June 2-5, 2011.
Professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes from the Vail Valley and around the world will converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in eight sports and 23 disciplines including: x-country, freeride, slopestyle and road cycling, freestyle, 8-Ball, sprint and extreme kayaking, raft cross, World Cup Bouldering, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trail, mud and road running, dog comps and the GNC Ultimate Mountain Challenge.
In addition to the athletic events, the Teva Mountain Games will include a mountain photography competition, adventure film school, film festival, an interactive exhibition and demo area, live music, and mountain lifestyle parties.
The Teva Mountain Games are a project of the Vail Valley Foundation.