The Vail Valley Foundation, which owns and operates the annual GoPro Mountain Games, has announced the postponement of the annual mountain sports, music and lifestyle event until Aug. 20-23. The event had previously been scheduled for June 4-7 in Vail.
The GoPro Mountain Games will still take place in Vail and organizers say they will stay as true as possible to the original free-to-spectators, four-day, multi-sport festival format that has made it a seminal event in the outdoor sports world each year.
“The mountain community is strong and resilient, and although these are difficult times, we are confident that we can get through this together,” said Vail Valley Foundation Vice President of Sales and Event Director, Dave Dressman. “Although we are disappointed this beloved project cannot take place during its normal June time frame, we hope the exciting news of the postponement to August triggers optimism for our mountain community that there will come a time when we can come together to once again celebrate the incredible spirit of mountain lifestyle in Vail.”
Dressman and the Vail Valley Foundation stressed that the health and wellbeing of all Mountain Games participants, athletes, spectators, staff, sponsors, and partners would be paramount in the decisionmaking process as organizers looked ahead to the new August dates.
The Vail Valley Foundation, the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, GoPro, and other key Mountain Games partners will consult with public health officials to make a final go/no-go determination on the August dates by June 1 at the latest.
“This event speaks so much to the heart and soul of our community, and we’re proud to partner with the Vail Valley Foundation, Vail Resorts, and all our community businesses and partners to do all that we can to keep this event on the 2020 calendar if conditions allow,” said Vail Mayor Dave Chapin. “For now, we’re optimistic that we will be all together, outdoors, enjoying the GoPro Mountain Games in 2020 during these new August dates. These games will be an important component of our recovery, not only economically, but more importantly, will lift us all up emotionally to show our resiliency in working together as a community.”
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