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World Championship Shovel Races, presented by Lowe’s Valley Market

February 6, 2015 - February 7, 2015

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The World Championship Shovel Races, presented by Lowe’s Valley Market is back! Cash prizes and bragging rights make for intense competition at this exciting winter tradition! Everyone is invited to participate.

2015 Results

Event Schedule

Friday, February 6
Practice and registration day.
Officials will be at the top of the course to assist. Practice times are 12–5 p.m. There will be a mandatory racers meeting at 6 p.m. in the Village Haus.

Saturday, February 7
Late registration and race day.
Racing starts at 9:30 a.m. Awards party in the Village Haus at 5 p.m.


Racer TypeRegistration Fee
Practice Course (first timers any age)$5 must sign release
(refunded for registered racers)
Little Scoops (ages 6-9 years)$15
Youth (ages 10-13 years)$20
Junior (ages 14-17 years)$25
Adult Women (ages 18+)$35
Adult Men (ages 18+)$35
Pro Men$50
Pro Women$50

Important Information

  • Racers can only compete in their age category.
  • Production Shovels only, no modifieds.
  • All racers must have a lift ticket or season/membership pass to access lift #2.
  • Lift tickets to access lift #2 and will be sold at registration for $10
  • Everyone will be required to sign a release. Releases will be available during registration.
  • Angel Fire Resort will have a very limited number of shovels for use so it is recommended that all racers bring their own shovels. Helmets and eye protection are required, but will not be supplied by Angel Fire Resort. However, they can be rented or purchased at Slopeside Sports, the base area ski rental shop.
  • You must be wearing a bib to be on-course. No exceptions.
  • The practice course is free, but you must sign a release and show your wrist band and wear a helmet and eye protection.

Racers must check in with the Start Official at least 15 minutes prior to their start time. All Racers (with the exception of Little Scoops) will be seeded randomly for their first run and seeded by time (slowest time first – fastest time last) for their second run. If a racer is not present for their age category time slot, they will not be allowed to race that run and will be given a DNS, Did Not Start.


  1. No physical alterations are allowed to the running surface of the grain scoops (shovels) other than the application of wax or similar type substance to the underside or bottom of the scoop. You may adhere tape or other similar materials to the handle of the shovel to make it easier to grip. You may paint the seat of the grain scoop but no traction aiding substance is allowed.
  2. Barging the start gate constitutes a false start. First false start in a heat is a warning, the second false start in a heat is a disqualification.
  3. If a racer is not in contact with their shovel upon crossing the finish line, that racer will receive a DNF (did not finish) for that run. Should a racer lose complete contact with their shovel during a run, they will receive a DNF for that run and will be required to immediately move laterally off the course.
  4. Protests can only be made by the competitor immediately following the completion of their run, before leaving finish area. Protests will only be accepted at the main scoreboard. All protests must include a $20 fee. This fee will be refunded to the competitor if the Judging and Inspection Committee deems the protest valid. If not, the money will not be refunded.

Finish Times:  The time elapsed from the start to the finish will be electronically measured and recorded to .001 second when the competitor, sitting in/on the scoop of the shovel passes through the designated finish line.

Ties:   The fastest two-run combined time will be the winner.



12-4 p.m. REGISTRATION at the Village Haus

12-5 p.m. PRACTICE DAY will be at the top of the course.

3-6 p.m. RY TAYLOR BAND at the Village Haus

6-9 p.m. TOM PERRY in Legends Grill


8–9 a.m. REGISTRATION at the Village Haus

9:30 a.m. LITTLE SCOOPS First Run

9:45 a.m. LITTLE SCOOPS Second Run

10 a.m. WOMEN IN MEDIA First Run

10:45 a.m. YOUTH (10-13 years) First Run

11 a.m. JUNIOR (14-17 years) First Run

11:15 a.m. YOUTH (10-13 years) Second Run

11:30 a.m. JUNIOR (14-17 years) Second Run

12:45 p.m. ADULT WOMEN PRO First Run

1 p.m. ADULT MEN PRO First Run

1:15 p.m. ADULT WOMEN PRO Second Run

1:30 p.m. ADULT MEN PRO Second Run

1:45 p.m. ADULT WOMEN First Run

2 p.m. ADULT MEN First Run

2:15 p.m. ADULT MASTERS First Run

2:30 p.m. ADULT WOMEN Second Run

2:45 p.m. ADULT MEN Second Run

3 p.m. ADULT MASTERS Second Run

4:30 p.m. DUMMY LAUNCH

5:30 p.m. AWARDS CEREMONY in Village Haus


6-9 p.m. DAVID SMITH in Legends

Sponsored by:

Lowe’s Valley Market

RBS True Value

Mountain Sports


February 6, 2015
February 7, 2015
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Angel Fire Resort
10 Miller Lane
Angel Fire, NM 87710 United States
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(800) 633-7463