Outhouse Races

This year’s Outhouse Races will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, in Sapphire Valley.

Sapphire Valley Ski Area hosts the 14th annual Great Outhouse Races Saturday, Feb. 15.

Food, music and festivities will begin at 11 a.m.

The Jackson Taylor Band will play from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Outhouse check-in begins at 2 p.m. There’s a parade at 2:30 p.m., and the race will follow at 3 p.m.

Teams are made up of three people – two people to push and one to enjoy the ride.

Teams can design their outhouses to be simple, or as elaborate as they want. Outhouses must be equipped with a seat, one roll of toilet paper or wiping source and can be made from wood, plastic, cardboard or other homemade materials. Outhouses are secured to a pair of skis, which can be provided by Sapphire Valley.

The racecourse is a two-lane track on packed snow or ice. Two teams at a time will race approximately 120 feet, the first 30 feet being propelled by the pushers.

The Southeast Tourism Society named the Sapphire Valley Outhouse Races as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for February 2019.

Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.

For more information, go to www.skisapphirevalley.com or call 743-7663.

The races will be livestreamed on WNClive.com, and proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of the Plateau.

Sapphire Valley Resort is at 127 Cherokee Trail.