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.
If parking at the courts is full please park at the Vail Village Parking Structure, which is less than a five minute walk or bus ride from the courts. Balls and demo paddles are provided at every drop-in session and are also available to purchase. We also offer protective eyewear, court shoes, portable nets and more for purchase.
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.
A second afternoon drop-in session is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m.
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 12:30 p.m.
Fridays - Beaver Creek Day Camp junior pickleball - noon to 1 p.m.
June 24-26: Laura Fenton Kovanda clinics
Laura has won national titles in four different sports: basketball, softball, tennis and racquetball. As a racquetball player she won five world titles and 32 national titles. Laura has established herself as one of pickleball's top players and has won numerous medals in pickleball tournament championships, including the US Open Pickleball Championships. She has a vast experience in training elite athletes, including Olympic hopefuls. Laura is a retired exercise science professor and an excellent, experienced coach. Clinic dates at Golden Peak are Sunday, June 24, Monday, June 25 and Tuesday June 26. The cost is $65 per session and includes 1.5 hours of instruction and 30 minutes of play for each session. Each clinic session will have a limit of eight participants.
August 15-19: Vail Western Slope Regional Pickleball Tournament
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.
August 20-21: Daniel and Jon Moore pickleball clinics
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.