The Angry Birds at Schneetag 2011
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When: Sunday, April 12, 2015

Where: Aspen Highlands base area

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."

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2014 Schneetag at Snowmass

2014 Winning Team - Hans Unt Gretel

This hilarious event is one not to miss. The 7th annual Schneetag event (pronounced Sch-knee Tog) invites teams of four to create a craft that they will pilot down a slope and attempt to float across a 40x20 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.  

Essential Information

  • Entry is free
  • The competition starts at 1pm.
  • Prizes TBA

    Team Guidelines

    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.

    More Information

    Please contact Brendan Collins at for more information.

    7th Annual Schneetag Results

    1st Place – Hans and Gretle featuring Jason Hartmann, Matt Hooks, Susan Muenchen and Pete Pelinski.

    2nd Place – Hot Shots featuring Gloria Bouillon, Alex Waterman, Andrew Nerz and Erin Dwyer.

    3rd Place – Don’t Hassle the Hoff featuring Jake Boyles, Bill Wells, Bobby Almazan and Brian Wells.

    Top prizes include GoPro Hero 3 Silver Editions, Belly Up concert tickets, Smith Optics goggles, Nordica Skis with Marker bindings, Helly Hansen jackets, local restaurant gift certificates and much more. Everyone is a winner at Schneetag and all teams took home a prize. 

    The 2011 Schneetag

    And here is a video and photo gallery from the event in 2011.


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