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World Championship Shovel Races

February 3 - February 4

shovel races


Join us for a fun-filled weekend of high-speed shovel racing. The Angel Fire Resort shovel races even made Jettsetter’s list of 11 Craziest Winter Adventures and Men’s Journal as a World Championships You Can Win!

If you don’t want to jump on a shovel and race down the mountain, this event is still a must-attend while in Angel Fire! Party like a local and watch the races unfold while you enjoy a few drinks at the cash bar. After the races, stick around for live music & the Awards Ceremony in The Village Haus by local legends The Jimmy Stadler Band.

Friday, February 3 | Practice & Registration Day  (Pre Register Online Here)

12-5 pm | Registration, Village Haus & Practice for Registered Competitors, Exhibition

5 pm | Racer’s Meeting Village Haus [Mandatory for 1st Time Shovel Racers.]

3-6 pm | Live music in Village Haus by Ry Taylor

Saturday, February 4 | Late Registration & Race Day 

8-9 am — Late Registration, Village Haus

9:30 am — Racing starts, Exhibition

Race Day Schedule 
9:30 am LITTLE SCOOPS First Run
9:45 am LITTLE SCOOPS Second Run
10 am WOMEN IN MEDIA First Run
10:45 am YOUTH (10-13 years) First Run
11 am JUNIOR (14-17 years) First Run
11:15 am YOUTH (10-13 years) Second Run
11:30 am JUNIOR (14-17 years) Second Run
12:45 pm ADULT WOMEN PRO First Run
1 pm ADULT MEN PRO First Run
1:15 pm ADULT WOMEN PRO Second Run
1:30 pm ADULT MEN PRO Second Run
1:45 pm ADULT WOMEN First Run
2 pm ADULT MEN First Run
2:15 pm ADULT MASTERS First Run
2:30 pm ADULT WOMEN Second Run
2:45 pm ADULT MEN Second Run
3 pm ADULT MASTERS Second Run

4-8 pm |  The Jimmy Stadler Band, Village Haus


5:30 pm |  Awards Ceremony, Village Haus


Registration: Pre Register here

Category Pre-Registration

[Includes Free T-Shirt]

Onsite Friday Onsite Saturday
Practice Run

(first timers any age)

N/A $5 N/A
Little Scoops

(ages 6-9 years)

$15 $15 $25

(ages 10-13 years)

$20 $20 $30

(ages 14-17 years)

$25 $25 $35
Open Women

(ages 18+)

$35 $35 $50
Open Men

(ages 18-44 years)

$35 $35 $50
Master Men

(ages 45+)

$35 $35 $50
Pro Women

(ages 18+)

$50 $50 $65
Pro Men

(ages 18+)

$50 $50 $65

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. Plastic shovels not 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 times will be the winner.


February 3
February 4
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Angel Fire Resort
10 Miller Lane
Angel Fire, NM 87710 United States
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(800) 633-7463