April 9, 2017

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. ** see below for more information regarding transportation to and from this event, and other Highlands Closing Day activities.


Essential Information

Rules and Regulations
  • The venue will once again be at the base of Aspen Highlands as part of the closing day celebration.
  • Entry is free.
  • The competition starts at 1:30pm.

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.


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 Collinsfor more information.


There is limited paid parking at Aspen Highlands, and lots of festivities to partake in or spectate. Don't drink and drive! We've got a schedule just for Highlands Closing Day. Click to view or download Sunday's bus schedule:

Highlands Closing Bus Schedule