The Great Race 2.0, Presented by Red Bull, Brings a New Obstacle Course Event to the Slopes during Spring Back to Vail

08 April 2014
  • The Great Race 2.0 will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. in Golden Peak on Sunday, April 13
  • Free concert from Lez Zeppelin beginning at 3 p.m.
VAIL, Colo. – April 8, 2014 – The Great Race 2.0, presented by Red Bull, takes over Golden Peak on Sunday, April 13 during the annual, end-of-season Spring Back to Vail celebration. In addition to free live concerts and the World Pond Skimming Championships that take place during Spring Back to Vail, The Great Race 2.0 will bring fun and friendly competition to the slopes along with a bonus afternoon of free live music from the all-female tribute act, Lez Zeppelin.
The Great Race 2.0 features an on-snow adventure obstacle course for teams of two, including a snowblade cross course, three-legged race, tire run and more. The final portion of the race will include a Plinko course, providing competitors the opportunity to earn bonus time deductions. The winners of the race will be determined by overall time and bonus points from the Plinko course. Costumes are also strongly encouraged and will factor into each team’s bonus score.
The Great Race 2.0 takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. in Golden Peak. Competitors and spectators can enjoy live DJ music in Golden Peak from 12 to 3 p.m. followed by a live concert from the legendary lady rockers Lez Zeppelin from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is open to up to 35 teams of two and participants can bring their own snowblades; a limited number of snowblades may be available to borrow.
Registration is just $20 per team and is available on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Mountain Plaza; and on Sunday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in Mountain Plaza and noon to 1 p.m. in Golden Peak.
For more information on the The Great Race 2.0 presented by Red Bull, including rules and registration, as well as the full Spring Back to Vail schedule visit
Spring Back to Vail 2014 Schedule
Friday, April 11       
  • Spring Back to Vail Expo Village at Mountain Plaza at the base of Gondola One; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with opener Dirty Dozen Brass Band presented by Pepsi at Solaris. Venue opens at 6 p.m.; music begins at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 12
  • Spring Back to Vail Expo Village at Mountain Plaza at the base of Gondola One; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • STS9 with opener The Polish Ambassador presented by Bud Light at Ford Park. Venue opens at 6 p.m.; music begins at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 13
  • Spring Back to Vail Expo Village at Mountain Plaza at the base of Gondola One; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • The Great Race 2.0 presented by Red Bull in Golden Peak; 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Lez Zeppelin at Golden Peak; 3 to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 20
  • World Pond Skimming Championships presented by Red Bull beginning at 3 p.m.
  • Steel Pulse with opener Bonfire Dub at Solaris. Venue opens at 4 p.m.; music begins at 4:30 p.m.
Spring Back to Vail is presented by Vail Mountain, Pepsi, Bud Light, Sprint, Helly Hansen, GoPro, SmartWool, and Town of Vail and brought to you in part by Liberty Skis and Gatorade.
For more information on Spring Back to Vail visit For more information about Vail Mountain visit or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).


About Vail Mountain
Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years. It is home to world-class athletes during the U.S. Ski Team early-season training sessions in Golden Peak, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships and the future 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, friends and families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth.  

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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