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Even if you don’t feel like signing up for a 10K trail running race or a road bike hill climb, go to Vail, Colorado, on June 3-6 to watch pro and amateur-level outdoor athletes compete in the annual Teva Mountain Games. The eight competition sports include everything from rock climbing and kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding and fly fishing. There’s also a photo competition and outdoor filmmaking school, live music, and plenty of outdoor recreation that doesn’t involve a starting line.

Teva Mountain Games Come to Vail June 3-6

Outdoor athletes of all types—trail runners, kayakers, rock climbers, mountain bikers and more—will compete at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado, on June 3-6. Come to watch the competition or sign up for an event yourself. Here's how. *Check out our awesome wrap-up gallery from the event: http://www.skinet.com/skiing/competition/2010/06/teva-mountain-games-2010

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Highlights from the Teva Mountain Games

A weekend of biking, paddling, and running just wrapped in Vail, Colorado. Here are the highlights from the 2011 Teva Mountain Games.

Held at the International Bridge right in the Vail village, the whitewater rodeo is one of the most exciting events to watch. Guys like Eric Jackson and Stephen Wright show off tricks that they invented, while teenage young guns proove just how big they can McNasty. Finals are Saturday at 4:15. Contenders: The Jackson family is always a threat.  Emily has won the women’s division of the event for the last six years in a row, and in the men’s department EJ, Dane, and Nick Troutman, her dad, brother, and husband respectively, are all strong competitors.Beta: Try to get a spot upstream of the bridge for prime viewing. And keep an eye on stream flows. Rising river levels could mean that the event is cancelled.

Paddling the Teva Mountain Games

This weekend’s Teva Mountain Games in Vail started as a local Memorial Day whitewater festival more than 15 years ago. These days it’s morphed into one of the largest multi-sport bonanzas in the country. Despite the addition of extreme fly fishing and dog jumping competitions, the river is still at the heart of the games. Here are the paddling events, people, and potential carnage to look out for.

Let’s be clear. We know skiing. It’s why we run a magazine dedicated to skiing. We like other sports too, but by no means can we claim to experts in those sports. So when we got the invite to attend the Summer Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado, we tried to take it all in and learn from the incredibly talented athletes of the unfamiliar mountain sports. Here's what we gleaned from last weekend’s Teva Mountain Games. Lesson 1: Everyone loves to watch dogs jump nearly 30 feet off a dock. Lots of dogs love to huck themselves nearly 30 feet off a dock. It is a perfectly symbiotic and entertaining relationship.

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Read all of the 2010 Resort Awards here.You can laugh all you want at Engrish.com, but when you break your tibia after charging through Japan’s deep boreal forest, it’s on you if you tell rescuers Anata no sotsugyouseisoudai dakara, tetsudatte kitte itte kudasai kono zubon ni iru atsui ninshin ni. (“As the valedictorian, please be helping with the hot pregnancy in my pants.”)  Honorable Mentions: Krasnaya Polyana, Russia | Le Massif, Quebec  

Resort Awards 2010: Best of the Rest

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Anais Caradeux during the superpipe finals.Check out photos and results from Sunday night's French domination at the Men's Superpipe Finals.Read about Bobby Brown's switch double misty 144, which earned him gold in big air.And then Bobby Brown won slopestyle too. Check out photos from Saturday's slopestyle finals.Read Michelle Parker's interview with Anna Segal. 

X Games: Friday Photos

Photographer TIm Dolen was on hand for Friday night's women's Superpipe final and the men's Big Air final.

The Bud Light Hot Summer Nights series brings free concerts to Vail each Tuesday evening at 6:30. This summer's highlights are Neil Diamond tribute band Super Diamond, on Tuesday June 21st, and Yo Momma's Big Fat Booty Band on August 16th. Artists will perform in the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, where you can also buy food and beer. Dogs, bikes, and outside alcohol are not allowed.

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The mountain towns of Vail, Aspen, Steamboat, Snowbird, and Park City are all hosting free concert series this summer. By Ramsey Bernard.

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