Cardboard Box Derby rewards spirit over speed

WYOMING — Grand Targhee’s Cardboard Box Derby is not a race, in the traditional sense.

The 19th annual derby taking place Saturday, April 6 is much more about spirit than it is about speed. Cardboard connoisseurs and mechanics craft masterpieces out of little more than cardboard, paper, tape, glue, and string.

Put your creativity to the test this weekend! Your cardboard vessel can be as simple or as complex as you want, it just needs to be able to carry up to four adults (or six people under the age of 18) down the hill. The more creative you are, the better your chances of winning. Group entries are encouraged, and there will be fun for everyone including music, outdoor sun tanning, spectating and awesome spring skiing.

The rules to building your craft are simple: it must be constructed solely of cardboard, paper, glue, tape, and string. Sponsors’ names must be printed somewhere on the craft. Read the full rules here.

Your cardboard vehicle may be simple or complex with up to 4 adult (or 6 under 18 yrs of age) pilots to maneuver down the ski hill. Remember the more creative your craft the better your chances for winning. This will be a great way to end the season at Grand Targhee. Group entries are encouraged: bars, restaurants, motels, ski shops, coworkers, etc. There will be fun for everyone including music, outdoor sun tanning, watching the race and awesome spring skiing.

Prizes will go to the top team in each category:

  1. Best Overall
  2. Best Spirit and Attitude
  3. Best Construction/Engineering

Registration is on the main plaza from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Judging will also take place on the plaza. All participants will meet at 12:45 p.m. Find more information and a waiver online.

Other not-to-be-missed events this weekend:

Teton Adaptive Fundraiser and Banked SlalomApril 6, 10am-2pm

Come celebrate the Adaptive community, dress your best, and enjoy an on-mountain opportunity to raise funds for Teton Adaptive Sports! Enjoy a Banked Slalom on Bobsled this year in support of a great cause!

Sick Trick Comp. – April 7, 3pm-5:30pm

It wouldn’t be spring skiing season without some kind of Hollywood jump, and the Sick Trick Comp. is once again placed right in front of the Trap bar for all to see. The tricks will be awe-inspiring, the wipeouts glorious, and the costumes outrageous! Event entry is free; helmets are required.

Community Partner:

Grand Targhee


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