The new Golden Peak Pickleball Center in Vail is one of the finest pickleball facilities on Colorado's western slope. The six new courts at Golden Peak have the RSS Reflex 500 polyurathane cushioned court surface, a high performance surface that is easier on the body than conventional outdoor court surfaces. The Golden Peak Pickleball Center is conveniently located between Vail Village and the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater and Ford Park. The pickleball center features a comfortable, shaded seating area for socializing in-between games, a filtered water bottle filler, a solar-powered bathroom facility and a helpful staff to maintain the courts and facilitate programming. During drop-in play, a "Challenge Court" is offered for advanced-level players, and staff work hard to optimize player rotations based on skill levels and to minimize wait time between games. Staff also have balls and demo paddles available to use during drop-in times, and new equipment is available for purchase.
Weather permitting, the outdoor courts at Golden Peak are open from mid-April through the end of October. Residents and guests of all ages are welcome to participate in daily drop-in play, clinics, private lessons, leagues, mixers, tournaments, junior camps and more. At the end of the outdoor season, indoor play will resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.
The Vail Recreation District pickleball program is a year-round program with approximately six months of outdoor play at the new Golden Peak Pickleball Center, and six months of indoor play at Red Sandstone Elementary School.
Upcoming Special Events:
Christine McGrath and Ben Johns, US Open, TOC and National Champions
Two clinics will be offerend in January, coached by two of the world's top players, Ben Johns and Christine McGrath. On Saturday, January 13 a clinic for novice players (3.0 or low 3.5) will take place from 1-3 p.m., and from 3-5 p.m. the clinic will be offered for advanced (strong 3.5 and above) players. The cost for each clinic is $50 and will include some post-clinic play with the pros. Each clinic will be limited to just 16 players on a first-come basis. Let Jerry know as soon as possible if interested because these clinic will fill up fast.
Winter 2017/18 Pickleball Schedule
In the winter, the Vail Recreation District offers indoor, supervised, drop-in pickleball at Red Sandstone Elementary School, located in Vail at 551 N Frontage Rd W.
Open Organized Drop-In Play Schedule:
Thursdays: 6-8 p.m. for novice/intermediate skill level and 8-10 p.m. for intermediate/advanced skill level
Saturdays: 9-11 a.m. for novice/intermediate skill level and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for intermediate/advanced skill level
Sundays: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for novice/intermediate skill level and 12:30-2:30 p.m. for intermediate/advanced skill level
Schedule is subject to change. All programs require pre-registration except for drop-in play.
2017/18 Pickleball Pass Pricing - Click here to purchase online
|VRD Resident||Non-Resident||Junior (17 and younger)|
|2018 Summer Season – June-Sept||$100||$120||$75|
|2017/18 Winter Season – Oct-May||$100||$120||$75|
|2017/18 Annual Pass – Oct-Sept||$150||$200||$125|
|Daily Drop-In Session Fee||$5||$5||$5|
|Court Reservations (summer only - noon to 7 p.m.)||$15/hr.||$20/90 mins.|
|Ball Machine Rental||$15/hr. + court fees|
Ball and loaner paddles provided for drop-in pickleball. Passholders will receive discounts on clinics and leagues.