The European Championship Snowball Fight 2010 is set to take place in Sesto (Sexten), March 15-16.
The best teams will meet and fight against each other in the snow. The aim is to hit an opponent with a snowball to gain a point and the team with the most points wins.
There will be two teams of three fighting for three minutes each way. The teams must stay within the throwing zone otherwise they may lose points, and helmets, glasses, and gloves must be worn at all times during a match.
You can still register to take part in the event on the Hochpustertal Web site. Organisers would like to remind contestants: participation is at your own risk and if you are deemed "too drunk," you will be disqualified. The minimum age for participation in the event is 16.
Sesto, also known as Sexten in German, is the home of the Three Peaks. It is a town and municipality in the province of Bolzano-Bozen, in the Trentino-Alto Adige/South Tyrol region of northeast Italy. The district borders East Tyrol, Austria and a large majority if the popular speak German.
Sesto is located at 1310 metres and is one of the resorts making up the Alta Pusteria ski area, with its 50 kilometres of well groomed slopes, 70 kilometres of winter hiking paths, and 200 kilometres of cross-country trails.