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Golden Peak Pickleball Center

For information about indoor pickleball during the winter months, click here.

Open Play | Clinics & Lessons | Season Passes (VRD Residents)

Golden Peak Pickleball Center in Vail is one of the finest pickleball facilities on Colorado's western slope. The six dedicated pickleball 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 next to Vail Mountain, 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.

Weather permitting, the outdoor courts at Golden Peak are open from mid-April through 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. During the winter, indoor play takes place on certain evenings and weekend days at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

Parking: please park within the designated parking spots only. If there are no on-site parking spots available, please use the free Vail Village Parking Structure (about a five-minute walk to the courts). Under no circumstances is parking permitted in the neighboring lots of the Golden Peak Pickleball Center (for example, Texas Townhomes). The Golden Peak Pickleball Center is not responsible if cars are ticketed or booted if they are parked in neighboring parking lots.

Dogs: Leashed dogs are welcome and must be tethered to one of the trees in the upper grass area (above the bleachers). Dogs are not allowed within the facility walkways/sidewalks and are also not allowed tied to the perimeter of the courts. If your tethered dog is barking while you are playing, please remove dog so as not to disturb our players. Thank you for understanding and helping to make our facility welcome for all. 

Vail Pickleball Highlights:

  • Year-round pickleball outdoors at Golden Peak in the summer/early fall months and indoors at Red Sandstone Elementary School in the winter months
  • State-of-the-art outdoor facility featuring cushioned court surfaces, on-site bathroom, drinking fountain, water bottle filling station and seating
  • Organized and staffed drop-in sessions to ensure well-matched play
  • Experienced, dedicated and friendly staff
  • Weekly summer youth camps
  • Season and annual passes available

Vail Pickleball

461 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, Colorado

Phone: 970-479-2457

Status: The Golden Peak Pickleball Center is open daily for first-come, first served play (weather permitting). There will be no court reservations or staff at the courts in May. The courts will be unlocked at 9 a.m. and locked at 6 p.m., weather dependent. Programming and paid reservations will begin in June.

Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weather depending.

There is limited parking at the outdoor courts, but the Vail Village Parking Structure is a short walk from the Golden Peak Pickleball Center.

The Golden Peak Pickleball Center is accessible via the free Town of Vail bus system. View a bus schedule.

Purchase Passes | Register for Youth Pickleball Camps
Find Players/Games (Vail Pickleball Facebook Group)

Pickleball General Information

The Vail Recreation District pickleball program is a year-round program with summer outdoor play at the Golden Peak Pickleball Center, and winter indoor play at Red Sandstone Elementary School.


DAILY SUMMER SCHEDULE AT GOLDEN PEAK PICKLEBALL CENTER (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) - Starting in June

Open Play (four- on, four-off format)

Level Open Play (foursomes separated by level)

Youth Camps (Mon-Fri)

Court Reservations

Special Events & Clinics*

8-10 a.m.

5-8 p.m. (three courts)

10 a.m.-noon 1-3 p.m.

3-8 p.m. (three courts)

Sat & Sun: 1-8 p.m. (three courts)

3-5 p.m. (three courts)

*Visit vailrec.com/register for details and to sign up for Special Events & Clinics such as Challenge the Pros, Intro to Pickleball, Ladies Social, Skills & Drills, etc.

Open Play will be split into the following two sections:
1. 8-10 a.m. Open Play (all levels welcome and mixed together)

2. 10 a.m.-noon Level Open Play:

  • High Intermediate to Advanced (3.5 and up)
  • Low to Medium Intermediate (2.5-3.0)
  • Beginner (1.0-2.0) - If you have NEVER played pickleball before, we recommend taking a lesson prior to playing Open Play as it is important to learn the rules and basic strategy. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for info on Intro to Pickleball class offerings. 

Players will be encouraged to enter their designated court via the specific court gates. Signage will be posted to help guide and direct players. Please do not walk across a game that is in progress.

Paddle Saddles will be utilized to organize each foursome by level. If you would like to keep your foursome together, you will be able to do this by moving to the back of the line and staying together as a group while moving to the front together. You may need to wait out one extra game to keep your group together. If there are one or two players extra beyond your foursome at your level, staying together as a foursome might not be possible. Check with the court monitor if you are unsure.

A staff court monitor will be available to help manage groups, when needed.


OUTDOOR COURT RESERVATIONS

  • NEW for 2024: Court reservations are available for VRD residents up to one week in advance. Please call or text 970-390-2952 to make your VRD resident reservation.
  • Reservations become available to general public 48 hours prior to reservation time and can be made online at vailrec.com/register.

Children under the age of 16 must be SUPERVISED by an adult during court reservations timeframes. The exception to this rule is youth players who hold a season or annual pass.


Pickleball Pricing

NEW for 2024, annual and summer passes are only available for VRD residents. Click here to purchase online.

  VRD Resident Non-Resident Junior (17 and younger)
2024/25 Annual Pass – Oct-Sept $400 N/A $175
2024 Summer Season Pass – June-Sept $220 N/A $140
Paddle Rental $5 per day $5 per day $5 per day
Daily Drop-In Fee (free for passholders) $10 $25 $5
One-Hour Court Reservations $32 $50 $28
Pickleball Camps (per five-day session)     $250
10-Punch Pass* $200


*Punch is per hour of play

Balls are available for purchase and paddles are available for rent or purchase. Passholders will receive discounts on clinics and leagues.


Clinics

Intro to Pickleball

Open for registration!
This great weekly class for new players starts June 10, 2024 and will be available every Monday from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $70/class.

Intermediate & Advanced Pickleball Clinics
Open for registration!

These sessions are three weeks long with 10 spots per session. When you sign up, your commitment is to attend all three classes within the session.
Intermediate & Advanced clinic students much be approved by the Pickleball Director. When you sign up, you will be automatically be put on the waitlist. The Pickleball Director will then assess your skill level and choose the active roster for each clinic. This does not mean that if you don't make the roster for Session 1 that you won't be able to attend Session 3.

  • Intermediate Session 1 | June 12, 19, 26 | 3-5 p.m.
  • Intermediate Session 2 | July 10, 17, 24 | 3-5 p.m.
  • Intermediate Session 3 | Aug. 7, 14, 21 | 3-5 pm

  • Advanced Session 1 | June 14, 21 and 28 | 3-5 p.m.
  • Advanced Session 2 | July 12, 19, 26 | 3-5 p.m.
  • Advanced Session 3 | Aug. 9, 16, 23 | 3-5 p.m.

Cost per session: $250 per person, to be paid if put on the active roster

Coach-to-student ratio: Two coaches to 10 students

Any cancellations for clinics must be made one week prior to the first class in order to receive a full refund.


Membership Cards

NEW for 2024, summer and annual passes will be available only to VRD residents. If you are a year-round VRD resident and want to play all year, make sure you purchase the annual pass!

Once you have signed up for your season pass membership, save time at the courts by downloading the Amilia app on your phone. Enter your login information, then navigate to "Account" and select your name. You will see your membership barcode, which you can then scan at courtside check-in at Golden Peak. Presenting your membership card at the courts is going to be mandatory this summer every time you come to play. Please be prepared by downloading the app and have that card ready. If you would like a hard copy of your card, please see staff at the check-in table at Golden Peak.

Download the Amilia app:

For Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/amilia/id1234327487 

For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amilia


Summer Parking

The best place to park during the outdoor season is at the east end of the Vail Village Parking Structure, which is less than a five minute walk to Golden Peak. There are only eight designated, painted parking spots at the Golden Peak Pickleball Center. If the eight spots are taken when you arrive to play, please park in the Vail Village Parking Structure - the walk from the structure to the courts is only a few minutes; view a parking-to-courts map here if you are not familiar with area. We ask that when arriving to the courts, participants and spectators do not park on the grass or in any undesignated spot. If players have parked illegally, they will not be allowed to play pickleball that day. We thank you for your cooperation in helping us ensure that the parking lot remains safe and our grass remains undamaged.

Under no circumstances is parking permitted in the neighboring lots of the Golden Peak Pickleball Center (for example, Texas Townhomes). The Golden Peak Pickleball Center is not responsible if cars are ticketed or booted if they are parked in neighboring parking lots.


CODE OF CONDUCT & ETIQUETTE GUIDELINES

The Vail Recreation District has adopted a set of Code of Conduct and Etiquette & Safety Guidelines for pickleball. All seasonal and annual passholders will be expected to agree to and respect these standards. The guidelines will also be posted at the courts so non-passholders can also be aware of expectations. Thank you for embracing these guidelines that are intended to foster an inclusive, kind and welcoming environment for all who visit our courts. Click HERE to view the Code of Conduct and click HERE to view the Etiquette & Safety Guidelines.


DAILY WINTER SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Indoor Court Reservations

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Session 1: 5:45 -7:15 p.m.
Session 2: 7:15-8:45 p.m.
Session 3: 8:45-10:15 p.m.
• Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down for Sessions 1 & 3
• Foursomes may only play one session
Saturdays
2-7 p.m. - players can reserve up to two hours at a time.
Court reservations must be made in advance at www.vailrec.com/register. Reservations may be made up to one week in advance.

Open Play

Sundays
2-7 p.m., no reservations required

Location: Red Sandstone Elementary School
Winter pickleball passes are now available for purchase HERE!
Punch passes are also available HERE!