Take some random household materials, stick them on skis, and race them down a steep, icy slope… Welcome to the “sport” of schlittentag. Sit back and enjoy the carnage. The Red Bull Schlittentag at Keystone Resort last week might be our favorite new spring event.
Not only are the homemade “sleds” wacky and of dubious construction, but the insane costumes and rowdy folks with spring fever really up the game. Here’s a visual recap.
Schlittentag competitors take on a tropical beach theme.
The umbrellas are clearly helping.
But we’re not sure about this concept.
And this one is just a straight-up disaster…
But the bar-sled is awesome!
‘Bar tender, pour me a double!’
So rad… Until it isn’t.
And then you’ve got the bathtub sled.
Clean air for this duo.
Costumes (and clothing) seem to be optional.
Silicone suits? It’s gettin’ weird.
But wait. Nascar!
Back to normal. Video of the whole shebang as a send-off…
–All photos courtesy Keystone Resort. Thanks for the laugh!