The 30th U.S. National Toboggan Championships will be held Friday through Sunday, Feb. 7 – 9, 2020. We are looking forward to another year of fun and fury on the ice chute. See what Sports Illustrated and the N.Y. Times said about the Nationals!
A cross between an Alice in Wonderland costume ball and a family reunion, the nationals claim to be the only organized wooden toboggan races in the country. “We figured that because there wasn’t any other, we might as well call it the nationals,” says Camden hotelier David Dickey. Franz Lidz, Sports Illustrated
This year it’s time for the WORLDS! Every five years we hold the Worlds. First place winners in the 4-person division going back 29 years are eligible to compete in the Worlds in 2020. This is a one-run, winner takes all race. An eligible team must include at least one original team member to compete in this race.
Every year since 1991, Camden has staged the U.S. National Toboggan Championships. The name suggests a competition of professional sledders with years of training on a luge. But the races are less Olympics and more winter festival, a reason to gather in the coldest, darkest months of the year and compete on the ice chute, at the foot of the Camden Snow Bowl, the local ski mountain, owned by the town…Still, expertise matters. There are gurus of the ice chute, regulars who compete every year. Four hundred teams participate, traveling from down the road or as far away as San Diego for the thrill of the races. More than 5,000 attend, setting up their snowbound tailgates, where mulled wine and beer flow easily, warming frozen spirits and providing liquid courage to the meek. Keith O’Brien, New York Times