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Schneetag is the German word for "snow day." Put simply, it translates as "daredevils willing to propel themselves down a hill, over a jump and across a pond on a craft they built themselves."

You don't want to miss this hilarious event at Snowmass Mountain's Closing Day. The 6th annual Schneetag event (pronounced Sch-knee Tog) invites teams of four to create a craft that they will pilot down a slope at Spider Sabich and attempt to float across a 30x20 foot pond. Every team has a theme and will perform a skit before they descend. This event is just as ridiculous and entertaining as it sounds. Prizes included a trip to the Summer X Games in Los Angeles, tickets to a Colorado Rockies game in Denver and tickets to Rock Jam.

Teams of four are invited to create a craft and attempt to sail across the pond. Each team performs a skit before their run and was judged on their costume theme, creativity and flight distance of their craft. The craft must be entirely human powered with no external energy sources. The craft must be less than 10 feet wide and weigh less than 400 pounds, including the pilot. Each team will pick just one member to fly their craft across the pond.

Entry is FREE, and FREE foot passes for the Burlingame Lift will be available from 11am-3pm so everyone can check out the action! For more information visit our blog.