What the hell is “Schlittentag,” you ask? It’s the German word for “sledding day,” and on April 7 at Alpine Meadows there will be a sledding day like you’ve never seen! Teams of three (one designated “pilot” and up to two others to push to gain speed) will use their imaginations to conceptualize, design and build the fastest and most wacky looking “sleds” in hopes that they will become this year’s Red Bull Schlittentag champions. Past years’ vessels have been pretty out there (think couches, shopping carts, etc.), and this year will surely be no different. The grand champions (highest combined score of speed and creativity) will win a trip to Red Bull Flugtag including transportation to and from event, lodging and tickets to VIP viewing area; runners-up will get three tickets to the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca, Calif., in July; and the third place team will win their combined weight in Red Bull. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the madness gets underway at 1:03 p.m. The awards will be given out on the deck at 3:30 p.m., where DJ David Aaron will be cranking out some tunes. For more information, visit http://www.redbullusa.com and search for “Schlittentag Alpine Meadows” or to register your team and craft early, email the “Pilot Liaison” at seankolar@redbullu.com. May the best (and most ridiculous) team win!

    Jonathan Carabba

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