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.


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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.

2010 Teva Mountain Games Wrap (Gallery)

Teva Mountain Games 2010

Teva Mountain Games 2010 Vail’s sixth annual summer celebration of mountain sports and music (June 3-6, 2010) showcased world-class athleticism and loads of family fun.

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:

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.

5 Lessons from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games

Reflections on summer sports we love, but don’t entirely understand.

Bobby Brown X Games

X Games: Bobby Brown wins Big Air

It's X Games time and our first post breaks down the Big Air competition.

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.

American Keri Herman won a silver at the Winter X Games in Aspen earlier this year, and today, she earned another silver in slopestyle, thanks to her second run, which included a 540 true tail grab.

European X Games

The European X Games finished up today in Tignes, France, with the women's ski slopestyle and halfpipe and the men's ski slopestyle. North American athletes represented on the podium with Canadian and U.S. skiers winning all three of today's events. Here are photos from the day.

X Games Wrap Up

A complete photo wrap-up of the action at the ESPN X Games.