Vulcan Snow Park is excited to be hosting this unique and entertaining sport in St. Paul!
What exactly is barstool ski racing? Well, according to this Mashable article, it’s the greatest sporting event you’ve never heard of.
Join the fun! Build your sled, grab your helmet and goggles, and fly down the hill into the history books as one of the first people to participate in the soon to be most attended event in the history of the Winter Carnival. (Must be 18 or older to enter.)
How it works: The sleds are made from a barstool mounted on two skis. (There are specific criteria, but you get the idea.) Teams are made of up to three people: the rider (who rides the barstool down the slope), the pusher (who pushes the barstool into motion at the top), and the mechanic. The top teams in each division from the qualifying races on February 9 advance to the finals on February 11 to determine this year’s winners.
Teams may enter one or more of three divisions:
Watch the fun! Come cheer the teams on—and, of course, watch for the inevitable wipeouts.