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.
The best place to park is at the east end of the Vail Village Parking Structure, which is less than a five minute walk to Golden Peak.
Balls and demo paddles are provided at every drop in session and are also available to purchase. We also offer protective eyewear, Babolat and Prince court shoes, portable nets and more for purchase. The new Paddletek Bantam EX-L Pro and TS-5 Pro and Selkirk Invikta have arrived and we have demos to try. New Babolat Propulse Blast and Fury court shoes have also arrived.
Summer 2018 Pickleball Schedule at Golden Peak Pickleball Center
Supervised open drop-in pickleball play in Vail starts daily at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 12:30 p.m. for all skill levels.
An afternoon drop-in session is offered daily from 4 to 7 p.m.
Monday-Thursday - Junior Pickleball Camps - 2 to 4 p.m. (July 30-Aug. 2 and Aug. 6-9)
Mondays and Wednesdays - Camp Vail junior pickleball - 1 to 2 p.m.
Tuesdays - Vail Club 50 pickleball (clinics and doubles play) - 1 to 3 p.m .
Thursdays - Skills and drills for all skill levels - 3 to 4 p.m.
Fridays - Potluck picnic and pickleball - 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fridays - Beaver Creek Day Camp junior pickleball - noon to 12:30 p.m.
July 30-Aug. 2 and Aug. 6-9: Junior Pickleball Camp at Golden Peak
Junior pickleball camps are two hour afternoon lessons and play, taking place during four-day sessions, Mon-Thu. Children will be grouped by age and skill level with a ratio of no more than six students to one coach in each session. Camps run from 2 to 4 p.m. and are for ages 7 to 17. Cost is $150 per week and camps are located at the Golden Peak Pickleball Center.
This year's Vail Western Slope Regional Pickleball Tournament will be at Golden Peak August 15-19. Registration is open at pickleballtournaments.com - https://secure.pickleballtournaments.com/pbt_tlisting.pl… - While you're in Vail for the tournament, you can also enjoy the Colorado Classic Pro Bike Race, the Vail Jazz Festival, the H2O=Life Exhibit at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the Vail Farmer's Market and more.
If you are traveling from out of town, please make your lodging arrangements early. Contact Vail Realty at 970-476-8800 for a discounted selection of lodging in Vail near the Golden Peak Courts. If you are local, please arrive early, especially on Thursday when the bike race runs right by Golden Peak and there will be no parking at the courts. Please click here for more information on tournament parking and transportation options. There will be no drop-in pickleball during the tournament August 15-19.
August 20-21: Daniel and Jon Moore pickleball clinics
August 24-27: Prem Carnot "Pickleball Guru" Boot Camp
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||$7||$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.