Chief Pontiac Programs

Snow Snakes a Native American Winter Tradition

CPP event calendar with online registration links


Snow Snakes

Snow snakes are a fun wintertime outdoor activity following a Native American tradition. A Snow Snake starts with a one inch diameter dowel that is 3 feet long with steel weighted added for speed. You may carve and varnish the stick and prepare for racing down a snow-packed run. Snow Snakes may be purchased in person at CPP sponsored snow snake events or ordered on line directly from the Chief Pontiac Programs Committee at : The CPPC store.

Watch the Snow Snake Track Video here.

The Friends of Highland Rec have made an instructional video showing how to complete one of our snow snake kits. (This video is located outside the Chief Pontiac Programs web site.)

Snow Snake Kit Instructional Video: