Apr. 13, 2019
• 10:00 - 11:00am: Registration & Check In (Participants must check in at the Coca-Cola Tent in Gondola Square or their spot will be released.)
• 11:00 - 11:30am: Cardboard D'Elegance/Judging
• 11:30am: 17 & under race begins followed by 18+ race
• Award Ceremony will follow the end of race
Crafts will be judged during the Cardboard D'Elegance from 11:00 - 11:30am. Awards will be presented for best representation of the following categories:
• Coca-Cola Classic
• Most Creative
• Best Individual Craft
• Best Reproduction
• Judge's Choice
• Best Costumes
• Crowd Favorite
• Best Engineering
• Registration will open in April.
Only items allowed for the cardboard crafts include: glue, string, cardboard, water-based paint, duct tape, masking tape, packing tape, balloons, and other decorations.
• No more than 6 people per craft.
• No children under 5 years of age allowed in crafts.
• No pets allowed in crafts.
• An adult must accompany children 5-10 years old
• Parents/or guardians must sign release forms for children 17 & under
• All event participants must have their bib/credential in order to be able to participate.
• No alcoholic beverages within the race arena – disqualification will be immediate.
Event registration begins April 1 and check-in is on April 13, 2019 at the Coca-Cola Tent in Gondola Square from 10:00 – 11:00am. Once you have signed waivers, you will receive your craft number. Participants 17 and under will need to have a parent or guardian sign their waiver form.
17 and under competition starts at 11:30am followed by 18+ competition. Participants will compete on a first come, first serve basis.
tips for building your craft
- Weight equals speed.
- There are different types of cardboard – the kind with plastic coating on the outside tends to slide better and not get soggy as quickly.
- Sled-shaped crafts (long and narrow) tend to pick up the most momentum.
- Duct tape can be used on the bottom of your craft to reduce friction with the snow and increase momentum down the hill.
- Remember weight distribution matters – the heaviest part of the craft (where the people are seated) will automatically want to slide down first. This means that rear-weighted vessels tend to rotate 180 degrees once in motion, sending the craft down the slope backwards.
- Adding rudders to the bottom of your craft can increase your speed by reducing the overall surface friction with the snow.
9:00 AM — 12:00 PM
2305 Mt. Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487