April 8, 2018

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." This hilarious event is one not to miss. The 9th 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 20x40 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

Rules and Regulations
  • UPDATE -The venue will now be at the MERRY GO ROUND restaurant on Aspen Highlands as part of the closing day celebration.
  • Entry is free.
  • The competition starts at 12:00 pm.

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 8 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.

All crafts must be dropped at the cul-de-sac on Thunderbowl Lane by 5 pm on Friday April 7th. If you are travelling from outside the valley and can't meet this deadline you must communicate with Brendan.


The top 3 teams will get to chose their prize out of the options below starting with the 1st place team.

Music Package - 4 Belly Up tickets of $50 value, $250 bar tab
Beach Cruisers - 4 Budweiser branded beach cruisers
Skis and Bindings - 4 pairs of HEAD skis and Tyrolia bindings

More Information

Please contact Brendan Collins for more information.


There is limited paid parking at Aspen Highlands so using public transportation is highly recommended. Below is a RFTA bus schedule for closing day. Please party responsibly and take the bus if you have been drinking.

RFTA Schedule