The Red Bull Schlittentag event is coming back to Alpine Meadows on Saturday, April 7, 2012.
Schlittentag is the German word for “sledding day,” but really translates to “daredevils willing to propel themselves down a snow-covered hill and over a jump on a sled they built themselves”.
The event involves teams of three using their imaginations to build the fastest and wildest homemade sled. One person pilots the sled, and the other two participants give the push to propel their crafted sled to victory.
The competition will be judged based on artistic merit, innovation, team spirit and speed.
The Schlittentag Grand Champions receive a trip to Red Bull Flugtag. This includes transportation to and from the event, lodging and VIP viewing area tickets. Second place receives three tickets to Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguan Seca in July. Third place wins their combined weight in Red Bull. Best crash gets a $75 Gift Card for “Liquid Healing”. There is even a prize for “Best Supporting Cast” for the team with the best/most fans.
The race is open to any and all teams, and registration starts at 10 a.m. The first craft will be sent at 1 p.m. The awards and DJ David Aaron on the deck will start at 3:30 p.m.
The afternoon will be action-packed with fun, friends and competitive spirit. There will be plenty of entertainment for spectators and participants alike. Don’t miss out on watching or participating in these crazy Schlittentag antics.
For more information or to register in advance, please email Pilot Liason Seak at email@example.com
Include the following information in your registration:
Team Captain Name
Captain's Phone #
Theme/ Craft Description (give us an idea of what your doing):
Footage of last year's Schlittentag at Alpine.
Competitors lounging on their sled. Photo courtesy of Alpine Meadows.
This is a spring event you don't want to miss. Photo courtesy of Alpine Meadows
Here are the rules:
- Teams will consist of three people and may have 1-3 people riding the sled down
- One person must be designated as “pilot” and remain with the craft through the finish line for the run to count
- No prefabricated sleds
- No engines or batteries or external energy sources
- No launching from your craft (intentionally) or launching any items from it
- No throwing anything while coming down the hill
- No fire
- No pyro (firecrackers/torches/etc)
- No use of power tools on site during build out
- No smoke of any kind - especially using dry ice
- All competitors must be at least 18 yrs old
- Helmets must be worn by all three teammates during launch
- Craft has to make it through the finish to be considered for the grand prize
- All crafts will be inspected for the safety of the competitors prior to their run. Crafts deemed unsafe or potentially harmful to their pilots will not allowed to run. This decision will be made at the sole discretion of Red Bull North America and it’s employees.