US National Toboggan Championships
Located only five minutes from the Hartstone Inn
, the Camden Snow Bowl
(perched upon Ragged Mountain) is home for our local downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating on the pond, tubing and of course tobogganing. The 400 foot toboggan chute is a great deal of fun and is open to the public when conditions are favorable; for ice, that is.
For true thrill-seekers, the 18th Annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships race into action on February 8-10, 2008 at the Camden Snow Bowl
. The Toboggan Nationals, the only recognized National Toboggan Championships in the U.S., are equal parts competition and costume party.
Tailgating isn’t suggested, it’s encouraged – but reserve your space early. Hundreds of participants will team up and be fired down the wooden chute – eight seconds of choreographed chaos – before sliding across the frozen surface of Hosmer Pond. Registration opens October 15, 2007 and closes January 25, 2008.