While it may be known for its skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports, Summit County offers excitement beyond traditional winter activities, as is evidenced by the Melee in the Mountains, presented by the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls, to be held April 28th and 29th at the Dobson Ice Arena in Vail, CO. This 3rd annual Melee is an action-packed roller derby tournament with thrills (and spills) for the whole family and has quickly become a popular local tradition for competitors and fans alike. There will be four teams competing for bragging rights, but when it’s all over, there can only be one champion.
What Can You Expect at Melee in the Mountains?
There is more than just the actual competition to enjoy. There will be a pre-party event, including an open skate with meet-and-greet on Friday. There will also a silent auction, closing on Saturday evening.
Saturday morning, the real action begins with the competition’s first bout between the Mountaineers and Las Cruces at 10:30am. The closing championship bout will wind up the arena action, with an after-party event at Altitude in the Evergreen Lodge at Vail.
The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls is a WFTDA-sanctioned roller derby organization, formed in 2010 in Eagle, CO. Two teams, Mountaineers and Troopers, have a mission to spread sports-woman-ship, athleticism, wisdom, and resilience through their competitive spirit and performance. All are welcome to join in the Melee, and the group encourages all interested parties to join them as skaters, officials, and coaches.
Getting to Melee in the Mountains
Melee in the Mountains is headquartered in beautiful Vail, in the Colorado High Country of Summit County. There are many attractive options for lodging, dining, and shopping in the area, with many located only a short drive from Vail.
An exceptionally good choice for your Melee headquarters is visiting historic Frisco, CO, located only 26 miles from Vail. Frisco, widely known as the “Main Street to the Rockies” is home to an expansive selection of unique shops, all types of eateries and nightlife, and many historic sites of interest.
Frisco Inn on Galena – NOT a Melee
Melee is just the opposite of what you will encounter at Frisco Inn on Galena. Our boutique bed and breakfast is conveniently mere steps from Frisco’s Main Street for easy access to all that the town has to offer.
Frisco Inn on Galena offers visitors the ultimate in service, with a staff focused on providing guests with every convenience and comfort the Inn has extended to our patrons in the past. This includes not only comfortable rooms, but such modern amenities as flat-screen television, cable HDTV, HBO, and DVD players. To stay connected with each other and keep in touch with those not fortunate enough to travel with you, free WiFi is available throughout the facility.
Want to stay in shape while traveling? Frisco Inn on Galena guests enjoy free use of the state-of-the-art fitness center in Frisco. Or jump on the exercise bicycles in the Inn’s game room, which is also furnished with pool and foosball tables and supplied with an assortment of board games for guests to enjoy leisure time.
Visitors to the Inn will delight in our gourmet-quality complimentary breakfast. This includes special creations by the Inn’s own executive chefs, which may consist of frittatas, special soufflés, or tasty breakfast casseroles. Our Belgian waffles are a delectable taste treat. Homemade bread, fresh fruit, and hot and cold cereals are other available selections, along with made-to-order omelets. Not to be left out, gourmet coffees are complimentary at breakfast, and are also available throughout the day.
Don’t forget our complimentary happy hour every afternoon, welcoming our visitors with a glass of wine, specially-prepared hors d’oeuvres, and cheeses, a perfect way to regroup from the day’s activities before heading out for the evening or enjoying a pleasant dinner. Thursday through Sunday, make your reservations for a spectacular dinner prepared by our own executive chefs, for a dining experience to be remembered.
There is so much more to take in and enjoy at the Frisco Inn on Galena:
• Indoor hot tub for total relaxation
• Outdoor hot tub on the patio, where you can soak up the beauty of the Rockies
• Fireplaces throughout the facility for a warm, cozy atmosphere
Regardless of the purpose of your visit to Summit County, Frisco Inn on Galena can become your retreat from any type of melee, offering exemplary service and your opportunity to take in the events at Vail, or any other High Country activities. The Inn is truly “close to everything that is Colorado.”