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April 2, 2014
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Dummies get airborne at Diamond Peak

Dummies of all shapes at sizes will take flight at Diamond Peak Sunday as part of the resort’s 14th annual Dummy Downhill.

During the event participants launch a self-built, ski- or snowboard-propelled creation off a jump into certain doom or ultimate glory.

The Dummy Downhill is open to the public and there are no registration fees. Dummy builders are encouraged to be as creative as they can, according to a press release from the resort. Those who enter a dummy can receive up to two free lift tickets for their team captains to launch their dummy. Creations need to be at the resort’s base lodge by 11 a.m. to be judged on creativity, with the jumping and awards ceremony to follow. Prizes and certificates will be awarded, including for creativity, best crash and furthest distance.

Participants can pre-register their dummy online or by emailing the names of your team captains and dummy name to Onsite registration will be available on the day of the event from 9-11 a.m. The dummies cannot be live and must weigh 75 pounds or less. Teams will be required to help clean up and remove dummies and debris afterward. At least one person from each team must be available to help transport, load and unload their dummy at the top of the launch.

Spectators can watch the Dummy Downhill from the resort’s Base Lodge and Loft Bar decks. Visit for more information.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Apr 4, 2014 03:33AM Published Apr 2, 2014 01:24PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.