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Taking place Snowmass Closing Day, Schneetag (pronounced Sch-knee Tog) invites teams of four to create a craft they will pilot down a slope and attempt to float across a pond. Schneetag is the German word for "snow day." Put simply, it translates to "daredevils willing to propel themselves down a hill, over a jump and across a pond on a craft they built themselves." Each team will present a theme and perform a skit before they descend. Entry is free, but pre-registration online is required. Individual skiers and snowboarders are also invited to pond skim between the teams with the possibility of taking home prizes if the judges find the attempt entertaining. Online Registration is now closed but we will do onsite registration for individual skiers and snowboarders.

Essential Information

  • Hosted at Snowmass at a mid-mountain venue above the Spider Sabich Picnic Area from NOON TILL 2PM
  • Entry is free but teams need to register in advance. Skiers and snowboarders will be able to sign up day of.
  • Everyone (ski, snowboard, craft) skimming the pond will need to sign a release waiver.

Team Guidelines

Teams of four are invited to create a craft and attempt to skim 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. Each team will pick just one member to fly their craft across the pond.

    Previous Prizes
    • Budweiser Beach Cruiser Bikes
    • Budweiser Sleighs
    • Budweiser Dart Boards
    • Smith Goggles & Glasses
    • GoPro Cameras

    More Information

    Please contact Brendan Collins for more information.


    Public transportation is highly recommended. Please party responsibly and take the bus if you have been drinking.