This year, the Teva Mountain Games will add competitive slacklining to its diverse event lineup. The festival will last from May 31st to June 3rd, with competitive slackliners coming together in Vail for the Gibbon Games International Slackline Competition from June 1st to the 3rd.
Slacklining is the act of balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing tensioned between two anchor points, usually trees. With its origins in the climbing world, slacklining combines balance, strength, agility and acrobatics. Slacklining is used as a cross trainer, activity with friends and now, a competitive sport.