Vail Mountain Rescue is a group of friends and neighbors who serve as unpaid volunteers performing back country search and rescue activities in Eagle County, Colorado. Their members come from all parts of the community and include: • Ski patrollers & Backcountry guides • Mountain climbers • Raft Guides • Professional medical personnel • Others with a love of the mountains Several VMRG members have climbed some of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest.

VMRG missions cover almost any type of back country activity, plus some in urban areas, including:

Climbers in trouble

Lost or injured hikers

Lost or injured skiers & snowboarders

Stuck snowmobilers

Kayakers & rafters

Downed Aircraft


Backcountry automobile accidents


Mountain Bikers

ATV and motorcycle riders


Horseback riders

Alzheimer & dementia patients