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Nick Junker

General Manager

I’m dedicated to leveraging my skills and experiences to make a positive impact in the professional realm.

With a background in Sales and Outdoor Recreation, I’ve navigated through various roles where I’ve honed my expertise in Risk Management, Business Development and Financial Analysis. From Account Executive to General Manager, I’ve cultivated a deep understanding of client and employee relations, Human Resources, Project Management and overall business operations from generating sales to budgeting expenses and managing over 30 employees.

My mission is to create a great culture in any organization I am apart of, through creating efficient industry specific systems within the business that satisfies both employees and investors. Whether it’s through implementing new business systems or managing employee expectations , I’m committed to meeting the goals of the organization.

Known for my strong leadership and organizational skills, I excel in delegating tasks to keep projects and goals on task and on budget. I’m passionate about systems, always seeking innovative solutions to making the business run smoother and more efficiently. I believe in the power of collaboration and enjoy working with diverse individuals to build a strong team thats driven to accomplish the organizations goals.

What Are the Dangers of Whitewater Rafting?

Whitewater rafting is one of the most exhilarating outdoor activities you can experience. The thrill of navigating through rushing rapids and the sense of adventure it brings is unmatched. However, like any adventure sport, it comes with its own inherent risks. In this article, we’ll delve into the question of what are the dangers of…

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July 2, 2024

Understanding Whitewater Classifications

White-water rafting is an adventure like no other, combining the excitement of navigating through rushing waters with the beauty of nature. If you’ve ever felt the rush of adrenaline as you paddle through a rapid or the joy of sharing that experience with your family, then you know just how special these moments can be!…

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July 2, 2024

Exploring Vail: The Ultimate ATV & Off-Road Tours for 2024

In this guide, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about exploring Vail on an ATV. From the unique features of the region and the variety of tours we offer to practical tips for planning your trip, you’ll discover why Sage Outdoor Adventures is the ultimate choice for your off-road journey in 2024….

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June 4, 2024

ATV Safety Tips: What You Need to Know Before Hitting the Vail Trails

ATV riding in Vail offers thrilling adventures in nature. At Sage Outdoor Adventures, we prioritize safety to ensure a fun and secure ride. Our expert guides and well-maintained equipment guarantee a safe experience. In this guide for ATV Safety Tips, we’ll cover all you need to know for a safe and exhilarating adventure in Vail….

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June 4, 2024

Discover America’s Winter Wonderland: The Ultimate Guide to Snow Tubing Adventures!

Snow tubing is a winter activity that combines the thrill of speeding down a slope with the joyous simplicity of a day playing in the snow. As an accessible and fun-filled pastime, it has gained popularity across the globe, offering a unique way to enjoy the winter season. A Deeper Dive into the History of…

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March 7, 2024

See Top Bachelor Party Ideas for Outdoor Adventures Near Vail, Co

You’re planning a bachelor party in Colorado, and you know the groom wants to do something more adventurous than sipping beer at a bar. At Sage, we specialize in classic Colorado outdoor adventures like whitewater rafting and ATV tours. We’re even experienced in guiding large groups such as a bachelor party. Check out bachelor party ideas below…

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May 11, 2023

Fun Things To Do in Beaver Creek, Colorado: From Outdoor Adventures to Art Galleries

Beaver Creek, like Vail, is a mountain village situated in the Vail Valley in Colorado. It’s the slightly smaller, family-friendly, cozy component to Vail, situated about 13 miles west of the well-known ski destination. But we’re here to show you Beaver Creek has its own excitement with attractions, adventures, art galleries, and more. In addition…

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January 27, 2023

Top Activities & Attractions in Vail, Colorado

Vail is home to the famous Vail Ski Resort. Still, you’re seriously limiting yourself if you don’t explore all the top activities and attractions in Vail, Colorado: whitewater rafting in the Vail Valley, snowmobiling, and you know that we here at Sage offer the best ATV tours in Vail? Keep riding to find out just…

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November 7, 2022

Find Fun Things to Do in Avon, Colorado All Year Long

We offer year-round adventures here at Sage, and if you’re staying nearby in the Avon area, you may be wondering how close our activities are to you – and what other fun things there are to do in Avon, Colorado. Check out our offerings below, along with other worthwhile attractions and things to do in…

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October 27, 2022

Colorado Snow Update & Whitewater Rafting Forecast 2022

Well, it has been an awesome winter season here in the Vail Valley, and it seems nothing can stop all these smiles! Sage owner Darryl Bangert said it best: “Through our second year amid the pandemic, we’ve witnessed a big demand to get outside and reconnect with nature. “Seeing our guests come alive during these…

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March 15, 2022

3 Things You Need For Every Vail Summer Adventure

Summer is in full swing, and we at Sage Outdoor Adventures are thrilled to share the stunning Colorado high country with all our guests. From our exhilarating Vail rafting trips to thrilling side-by-side ATV rides, the beauty and excitement of the Vail area are unmatched. As we navigate through this beautiful season, we’re reminded daily…

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July 10, 2021

Rafting Glenwood Canyon’s Shoshone Rapids

Who’s ready for some of the best whitewater rafting in Vail, Colorado? We look forward to rafting the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon every year. Known as the Shoshone Rapids or simply Shoshone, this stretch of river provides a double punch with outstanding whitewater and a jaw-dropping setting. Many looking for Colorado whitewater rafting trips…

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June 23, 2021

Sage’s Vail Summer Whitewater Rafting Trip Options

Ready for summer and some warmer weather? Tell us about it! Here at Sage, the summer season offers endless adventures, including one of our favorites: whitewater rafting! As the sun starts to shine and melt the heaps of snow winter brought, spring runoff flows down the mountains of central Colorado and announces the beginning of…

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May 14, 2021

The Perfect Time for Vail Whitewater Rafting Trips

We are enjoying warm summer temperatures in our fine state, and it’s a perfect time to be on the water. When it’s hot in town and on the mountain, you know it’s time for a Vail river rafting adventure!  Vail Whitewater Rafting Options Rafting conditions throughout central Colorado continue to provide great opportunities this year….

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August 15, 2020

A Look at Our Early Season Rafting Favorite: Gore Creek

As we look forward to summer rafting, we’d like to introduce you to one of our favorite early-season trips: Gore Creek, our local favorite in the Vail Valley. If you’ve never had the opportunity to raft Gore Creek, you need to make time – this is some of the best whitewater rafting in Colorado! Why…

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May 4, 2020

Tag #SageOutdoors in Your Vail Summer Adventure Photos

We’re having a blast this summer, meeting visitors to the Vail Valley from all over the U.S. and the world! Most of our guides will tell you that the best part of their job is the opportunity to meet so many awesome folks and to show them this beautiful Colorado mountain country. We love seeing…

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July 2, 2019

Different Types of Rafts and Why We use Them

If you’ve been on a guided rafting trip, you may have noticed that rafts come in various setups. Some rafts have a guide using oars in the center. Others place the guide and oars in the back. And some rafts are paddle boats with no oars at all. Each type of boat has its own…

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April 30, 2019

The Best Time for Whitewater Rafting in Colorado

Undammed rivers have a unique flow when the weather warms up and the snow melts, which can often be confusing to visitors. But since we watch the river on an hourly basis from our office on the bank of the Eagle River, we’ve become experts at predicting the best time for whitewater rafting in Colorado….

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June 21, 2018

Colorado River Rafting 1-Day or Half-Day Trips to Get On Your Radar

Take it from your favorite paddle junkies: we’ve had the opportunity to explore rivers all over our home state. Colorado rafting adventures are unlike any other. If you haven’t had the opportunity to explore many of them, let us fill you in on how great a Colorado whitewater rafting trip can be.   Here are…

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April 9, 2018

Featured River Profile: The Eagle River

It’s time to get to know some of the incredible stretches of whitewater here in Vail, Colorado! This state has incredible rafting opportunities, and we’d like to introduce you to one of our favorites. In case you’re unfamiliar, here’s a look at the Eagle River. Why Eagle River’s Rapids is a Must-Try If you’ve never…

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June 16, 2017