14th Annual Cardboard Derby


Cardboard Derby is one of Sipapu's most talked-about Family Friendly Family Fun events. Build your own vessel using ONLY cardboard,
duct tape, string or twine and paint. Race yourself or your team
down the mountain for your chance to win one of dozens of amazing prizes, including FREE entry into Purgatory Resort's Cardboard Derby.

Check back soon for 2017 Cardbaord Derby online registration, rules and divisions and schedule of events.

To see how it works and for inspiration to build your vessel, check out the Sipapu Cardboard Derby video.

 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Day-of registration happens at 8:30 a.m. in the base area on derby day.



Junior (ages 12 and under)
• Solo
• Team (up to 5 people)

Teen (ages 13-20)
• Solo
• Team (up to 5 people)

Adult (ages 21 and older)
• Solo
• Team (up to 5 people)

2016 Cardboard Derby Rules:

• The Objective: Successfully negotiate and complete the Cardboard Derby course with your vessel and all team members intact.
• All Cardboard Derby vessels must be constructed using ONLY these materials: cardboard, duct tape, string or twine and paint. The use of any other materials will result in disqualification.
• Each Cardboard Derby vessel may be assigned to ONE individual or team ONLY. Example: If the Smith family team registers their vessel, the Sipapu Cardboardominator, it may not be used again in another division, or by another individual/team.


• Individuals and teams are awarded points based on how close they hit the bull’s eye at the end of the course.
• The vessel with the most points wins.
• Prizes are also awarded for Most Creative, Best Construction and Costume(s).



Grand Prize: FREE entry into Purgatory Resort's first-ever Cardboard Derby, with lunch and beer for two, Purgatory hoody and hat and two FREE all day lift tickets for Purgatory Resort (unless winner has 2015-2016 Power Pass).



March 11, 2017

8:30 a.m. Day-of registration opens at Sipapu's Base Area
9:00 a.m. Individuals and Teams check in, vessel inspection
10:00 a.m. Mandatroy participant meeting on the back patio of the Lodge
10:30 a.m. 12th Annual Cardboard Derby

Base Area, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

$10 per vessel | Collected on race day

Questions? Call Stacey at 505-414-1550.

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort thanks the 2016 Cardboard Derby Sponsors:
Buffalo Thunder Hilton Hotel & Casino | People's Bank | El Pueblo Lodge
Adventure Ski Shops | El Fidel Hotel | Baskin Robbins |Holiday Inn Express

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