Horn Sledge Racing at Mt. Chopok

Location: Žilinský kraj, okres Liptovský Mikuláš, Demänovská Dolina

GPS: N48°58'18'' E19°34'51''

Venue: Demänovská Dolina

Date: 2/22/2019 - 2/23/2019

Event type: folklore event, gastronomic event, sports event, TOP Event, music festival, event for children, dance event, event for youth

Wild fun at the "horned sledge" made without any single nail or screw. Come to the southern side of Mt Chopok and enjoy a horn sledge race that will be held for the second time on slopes in Jasná. The race starts in the locality of Kosodrevina with the final in the locality of Krúpová.

Horn sledge racing is a fun adrenaline experience for racers as well as a great attraction for spectators to spend a day in a spectacular mountain environment and encourage the horn sledging enthusiasts.

PROGRAMME

Friday, February 22nd
18:00 - Opening ceremony in Brezno
Saturday, February 23rd
08:30 - 11:00 - Registration of racers
11:00 - 12:00 - Transport of sledges and racers to the start line  
12:00 - Start of race
14:00 - Results of race

Opening ceremony of the International horn sledge race in Brezno on Friday evening will bring presentation of racers and horn sledges, history of horn sledges and demonstration of carrying wood or hay, symbolical race in costumes at the square as well as fun with folklore ensembles and folk music.

An accompanying programme for general public presented by Marek Poliak will run all day long on Saturday in the locality of Krupová. Entertainment provided by DJ Kero, Cheerful Boys from Horehronie Folk Band and Horn Sledgers Male Singing Group will be complemented with animation programme and prize winning competitions. Salaš Zbojská sheep farm will take care of good food. Come and taste typical grilled piglet, lamb, sheep's meet, pork sausages as well as potato dumplings „halušky“ with melted sheep cheese and fried bacon or other delicious traditional meals from the distinctive sheep farm.

To the venue of The 2nd Grand Prix Jasná and back you will be comfortably transported by a ski bus from Brezno and Banská Bystrica. Ski buses are free of charge.

Come to enjoy endless fun on the southern side of Mt Chopok and support the horn sledge race taking part for the second time on the hills in Jasná. 

This event is supported by National Tourism Portal slovakia.travel

Web: Tatry Mountain Resorts - Jasná Nízke Tatry

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