Teva Mountain Games, the nation's largest outdoor adventure event, is proud to announce Eddie Bauer as an official partner.  Along with sponsoring several sporting events at this year's games, Eddie Bauer will also offer three educational clinics and various activities (see overview below).  Select Eddie Bauer retail locations also held contests to award four lucky winners all-expenses-paid VIP trips to the Games.

"This is our first year sponsoring Teva Mountain Games and we couldn't be more excited," said Neil Fiske, President and CEO of Eddie Bauer. "Like Eddie Bauer, the Games promote an active, outdoor lifestyle and spirit of adventure."

Eddie Bauer and First Ascent (the company's line of guide built expedition-quality gear) will sponsor events including: the 10k Spring Runoff (presented by Eddie Bauer), the Bud Light Lime Kayak Pro Freestyle (presented by First Ascent), and a pair of First Ascent Stand Up Paddling Surf Cross and Surf Sprint events (presented by C4).


Backcountry and Mountain Preparedness: Join seasoned First Ascent guide, Erik Leidecker, and get a peek into his backpack! With more than 16 years of guiding experience, Erik has insider knowledge on the essentials you'll need for all of your adventures. From first aid kits, to water and food, you'll be fully prepared to pack your bag and go.

Expedition Kayaking: Some of the world's most accomplished kayakers, Ben Stookesberry , Jesse Coombs and Darin McQuoid, will share what it takes to put together an international kayaking expedition from pre-trip logistics to budgeting to all the gear essentials—and more.

Intro to Mountaineering: Peter Whittaker  one of the world's foremost mountain guides and co-owner of Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. (RMI), the largest guide service in the U.S., will share what mountaineers carry with them when they head up the mountain. Packs with light to expedition weight loads will be available to test along with other equipment needed for a trip to the top of some of the world's highest mountains (tents, ice axes, oxygen masks, down suit, etc.).

Demo Day with C4 Waterman: A Stand Up Paddling clinic on Thursday, June 3rd at 3pm at Big Horn Park will feature a demonstration by Charlie MacArthur, with assistance from newbie SUP'er, Peter Whittaker <> .


Gore Creek Zip Line: The zip line will run across Gore Creek parallel to the Covered Bridge where participating flyers will pick up their "passport to fly " at the Eddie Bauer Retail World (offering limited edition Eddie Bauer/First Ascent branded Teva Mountain Games apparel), located at the base of the Vail Transportation Center steps.

Kayak Movie "Hotel Charley V: First Descent " Screening: Friday 6/4: at the Outdoor Reels Film Series at 8:30 p.m. / Saturday 6/5: Special viewing at First Ascent Airstream at 5:30PM.