Outhouse Races

Family Fun
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:00 AM

Venue: Sapphire Valley Ski Resort

Outhouse Races, taking place on February 16, 2019 from 11am-3pm at the Sapphire Valley Ski Resort.

Crazy? Maybe. Dangerous? Perhaps. Fun? Without a doubt! You won’t find Outhouse Races on Snow anywhere else in North Carolina! Dozens of outhouses race to compete for the throne. Spectators come from throughout the southeast to line the course and cheer on those brave enough to see if the outhouse crashes and burns or sails across the finish line. The Outhouse Races have been named a ‘Top 20’ event in the Southeast for February by Southeast Tourism Society.

 

Looking to enter in the Race? Contact Sapphire Valley Ski Resort at 828-743-7663 for pricing and registration.

Homemade Outhouses can be made of wood, cardboard, plastic, or any other homemade items. There are three people to a team and outhouses are secured on a set of skis, which can be provided to you by the Sapphire Valley Ski Area. These skis are pushed by two team members, while one team member ‘sits’ inside.

Outhouses are equipped with a seat with at least one (1) hole, and a roll of toilet paper, or alternative wiping source. The race course is a two-lane track on packed snow (or on ice), with two teams racing each other head to head over a length of approximately 120 feet (40 yards), the first 30 feet being propelled by the pushers and the last 90 feet under its own gravitational power.

This event is as exciting as ‘Drag Racing’ if you use your imagination. Outhouses can be very simple, or as elaborate as anyone wants them to be.

 

Telephone
828-743-7663
Location
Sapphire
Address
217 Sapphire Valley Road, Sapphire, NC 28774

 

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  • Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:00 AM

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