In times past, these sleds were used for the daring transport of wood and hay from the mountain into the valley. Today, this hard work of days gone by has turned into a spectacle for residents and holidaymakers alike. Each year, visitors can experience a colourful mixture of slapstick, accidental falls, hospitality, music and a show compère. Now in the 31st year of Allgäu sled racing, sensational scenes and exciting competitions are guaranteed.
Another special feature of the race, for the success of which a whole village takes part: Every participant is a winner, whether they are the quickest or the slowest rider! The only requirement is to cross the finish line; a pilot and at least a fraction of the Schalenggen is enough. There is a free shuttle bus from all Pfronten districts and the Pfronten-Ried railway station. Furthermore, parking spaces are available locally.