- A Memorial weekend in Vail would not be complete without some of North America's top kayakers (including Olympians) and rafters paddling and splashing through the valley's raging snowmelt fed waters. Events such as the Kayak Pro Rodeo (freelance water moves) and the Raft Pump Challenge in Vail's Whitewater Park make for easy viewer accessibility and include post-race parties. Or, for true ooh-look-at-that drama, catch the raft and kayak races through class IV rapids in the Dowd Chutes. Registration fees vary with each race, but viewing the races is free.
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