Poster contest winners receive a cash prize in addition to having his/her poster produced and sold to race fans both online and onsite during the race August 20-26. A portion of the proceeds from the national poster will be donated to America’s Road Home. Proceeds from Beaver Creek’s poster contest will benefit the Youth Foundation, which is the educational arm of the Vail Valley Foundation (VVF), and the Girl PowHER’s “Ells Angels” project.
All entries must be submitted via the USA Pro Challenge Facebook contest page (only online entries will be eligible). This requires either that the artwork be in digital media format or that a digital photograph of the artwork be posted in accordance with the rules, terms and conditions adopted by Facebook. Each file must be in JPEG format and otherwise comply with Facebook’s requirements for posting images. Multiple entries can be submitted, but must be submitted at the same time.
On August 23 be sure to experience Beaver Creek’s mountaintop finish of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The arduous day culminates in a climatic uphill battle as the athletes dig deep for every last ounce of energy through the crowd-lined ascent to the finish line. A village-wide celebration will cap off Stage 4 and teams and fans can take advantage of Beaver Creek’s warm and friendly hospitality for the night.
The Youth Foundation, has created an outstanding opportunity to build self-esteem and enhance fitness and nutritional opportunities for middle school-age girls by offering Girl PowHER, a girls only program that focuses on yoga, strength training, cross-training, mountain biking and nutritional guidance. Youth participants are increasing positive behaviors and attitudes by applying core values, and living a healthy lifestyle that incorporates fitness and healthy nutrition choices. Ells Angels, developed in 2010 and sponsored by Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles, is a competitive mountain biking team - part of the GirlPowHER program. Comprised of 10 committed high school girls from Eagle County, the team is coached by trainers Brett and Tam Donelson and competes in local races such as the Vail Mountain Bike Series, the Vail Short Track Series and VVF’s Teva Mountain Games.
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.