On February 8 New Mexico’s Angel Fire Resort will host the legendary Angel Fire Shovel Race Championship.
To win the event you must set the fastest time down the hill mounted atop a standard aluminum snow shovel. Top speeds at the event regularly exceed 60 miles per hour.
Shovel racing began as a simple contest in the 1970’s when lift operators would ride their shovels down the mountain at the end of their shifts.
“The Shovel Racing event has grown into a crazy competition on the mountain that includes speed suits, costumes and radar guns! No year is ever the same, as competitors always try and out do each other every season,” explains Dan Swanson, director of marketing, Angel Fire Resort. “This year we’re carving out more events and launching our first Winter Carnival that will last the whole weekend.”
For more details about the Angel Fire World Shovel Race Championship registration, visit www.angelfireresort.com or call (800) 633-7463.