The Enthusiast Network Partners with GoPro Mountain Games as Official Media Sponsor


TEN'S GRINDTV Becomes Official Media and Production Partner of GoPro Mountain Games  

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 15, 2016 – TEN: The Enthusiast Network and the Vail Valley Foundation, owner and operator of the GoPro Mountain Games, are excited to announce their official media and production partnership for the 2016 GoPro Mountain Games. In addition to the media partnership, the Vail Valley Foundation has selected GRINDTV to produce the video content from this year's events and collaborate on the distribution strategy.

The GoPro Mountain Games, known as the world's most exciting mountain sports and lifestyle event, will celebrate its 15th year with prizes, giveaways, and early-bird registration deals set to kick off Feb. 15 at This year, GRINDTV will join TEN's SUP, BIKE and CANOE & KAYAK brands in providing support with content and videos. With GRINDTV's digital reach of over 10 million unique visitors and over 700k social followers, this addition will strengthen the Mountain Games' content strategy and ensure its continued success.

GoPro Mountain Games 2015 at Vail last year

GRINDTV is a digitally led, socially amplified gateway to adventure sports and outdoor lifestyle, delivering compelling content across multiple platforms and engaging a new digital audience for the GoPro Mountain Games.

"The GoPro Mountain Games is the ultimate celebration of outdoor lifestyle and competition, and we're thrilled to expand our participation as a media partner this year," said Norb Garrett, Executive Vice President / General Manager of TEN, Sports & Entertainment.

"The GoPro Mountain Games produce epic content – everything from SUP Cross to DockDog Extreme Vertical – that we're looking forward to highlighting and introducing to new audiences through our broad reach and the TEN verticals," said Aaron Carrera, General Manager of GRINDTV.

"Working with TEN in 2016 means we will have a passionate and knowledgeable media partner working with us at the Mountain Games this year," said the Vail Valley Foundation's Dave Dressman. "They've got exactly the right enthusiasm and background to bring the stories of the Mountain Games to life, and they have a distribution plan that we think will integrate perfectly with our audience."

Attendees and participants from all across the United States and world will convene at the 2016 summer GoPro Mountain Games June 9 through 12 in Vail, Colorado for the largest celebration of adventure sports, music and mountain living.

About The Enthusiast Network

TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world's premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events, 1,000 branded products, MOTOR TREND OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service, the world's largest automotive VOD channel, and the world's largest action/adventure sports media platform, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit

About the Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation is a non-profit that works to enhance and sustain the spirit of the Vail Valley in educational, cultural, and athletic endeavors. With generous support from private and corporate entities, the Vail Valley Foundation leads education efforts via YouthPower365, provides performing arts programming at the Vilar Performing Arts Center and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, and provides their community with some of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the EverBank America's Winter Opening, the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup races, and the Vail International Dance Festival.