<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> MotherLode Volleyball Classic

Welcome to the 46th Annual

- One of North America's Most Popular Beach Volleyball Tournaments -


Labor Day Weekend - August 29, through September 3, 2018


Aspen, Colorado






Co Sponsored by:




Now available
"Teams", a selection of beach
volleyball teams, Vol 1
The History of
Beach Volleyball
Now on DVD Slideshow
Introducing DiG DiGital
Check it out:
Official Photographer of the MotherLode
Additional photos from Sean Hayes & Dan Hurlimann
Special Pricing
for MotherLode

2017 Wrap Up


Six glorious days of sunshine doesn’t hurt. There were quite a few new teams that came to The ‘Lode, from different parts of the Country; and, their enthusiasm and excitement just made an already good Event even more fun, especially in the amateur divisions.


This year’s MotherLode saw 14 various States represented as “Finishers” in the 27 divisions offered in this, one of America’s iconic grassroots Event/Tourneys.


The MotherLode Volleyball Classic has survived for 45 years as one of the classic “pro-am” Events in beach volleyball. Not only can still competitive Masters/Seniors players compete in the MotherLode Masters DiG Magazine National Championships; but, plenty of competitive excitement can be found on the grass courts all over Aspen as well as intense play by amateurs and pros alike in the ultra competitive Men’s and Women’s Open divisions. The Main Championship Courts at Koch Lumber Park are a great place to meet after playing all day in the grass divisions with a barbecue food and beverage concession, the Plastic clothing merchandise tent and vendors from fitness & nutrition to volleyball jewelry. And, yes, great, fun and competitive beach volleyball whether you are watching (or, playing) the Masters/Seniors, Co-Ed Open and the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions.


However, The MotherLode isn’t just about playing in a volleyball tournament. It’s an Event towards the end of the outdoor volleyball season that celebrates the sport and brings like players from all over the United States, and Canada. And, it all takes place in one of the best summer/winter resorts in North America. With hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, great downstream “Gold Medal” fishing spots, 76 restaurants/bars plus numerous other outdoor and indoor activities, The MotherLode is a grand party with a lot of volleyball thrown in-between -- or, is it the other way around?. Whatever, it’s an annual Tournament where old friends and competitors meet each and every year and where new friends are made; all sharing one particular passion – volleyball!


If you’ve never been, it’s time! As the great film maker, Warren Miller, has always said “If you don’t do it now, you’ll be one year older when you do.” So, pack up your beach shorts and your bikes and hiking shoes; plan for Labor Day Weekend and make your registrations and reservations. Then, when you get here, park your car (you can easily bike or walk to all of the playing sites within Aspen); get out your gear and have some fun. And, oh, yes, play some volleyball along the way.

See you in 2018!
Leon Fell
Producer, MotherLode Productions
Aspen, Colorado

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