Winter Carnival - March 4, 2017

Winter Carnival 2017

Winter Carnival is absolutely the best party of the season! Each year we choose a theme, and celebrate with live music, costumes, feats of daring, cardboard crafts, and lots and lots of duct tape.

This year's theme is "Under the Sea"

Parking: Parking is limited, so avoid the headache by parking at the Red Lodge Civic Center and enjoying our FREE shuttle. Two Red Lodge Tour & Taxi shuttles will be departing the Civic Center lot at 9:30 am, and then leaving the mountain for town at 2:00 pm (following the Cardboard Classic and costume contest).".


 

Schedule of Events:  

 8:00 amRegistration:
- Cardboard Classic**
- Rail Jam
Courtyard
 8:15 amSign-up for Torchlight Parade opens to publicFront desk in Admin
11:00 amCraft ContestCourtyard
11:30 amCardboard Crafts make their way to the starting lineBottom of Willow Chair
12:00 pmCardboard Classic Race**Show Off Alley
  1:30pmCostume ContestBierstube Deck
  2:00 pmLive Music by Milton Menasco & the Big Fiasco*Bierstube Deck
  4:00 pmRail JamLower Miami Beach
  7:00 pmTorchlight Parade & Fireworks

** Feb 20, 2016: Please be aware that for the 2017 Winter Carnival, we are limiting each craft to a maximum of 2 riders. Prior to each Winter Carnival we build a berm to safely separate the Cardboard Classic course and participants from the spectators. Because it’s necessary this season to make the berm from man-made snow, the size of the berm we construct will be limited in size. This smaller berm will have less stopping power, and as such, we are working to limit the combined craft and rider weights. Thank you for your understanding. 

 
Click here for cardboard classic rules & regulations

Online Registration has closed.  Please register your craft on the day of the event, between the 8am and 11am. 

Feb 20, 2016: Please be aware that for the 2017 Winter Carnival, we are limiting each craft to a maximum of 2 riders. Prior to each Winter Carnival we build a berm to safely separate the Cardboard Classic course and participants from the spectators. Because it’s necessary this season to make the berm from man-made snow, the size of the berm we construct will be limited in size. This smaller berm will have less stopping power, and as such, we are working to limit the combined craft and rider weights. Thank you for your understanding. 

 

Please read all rules carefully. They will be strictly enforced.

The safety of all participants, spectators, and mountain guests is of utmost importance.

All participants must sign a liability release and indemnity agreement. Those who have not signed, will not be permitted to race. Participants under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or legal guardian sign the release and agreement for them. Click here to download waivers. 

During the event, please be aware of your surroundings including other crafts, participants, and spectators. Participants are responsible for stopping their crafts after crossing the finish line. DO NOT rely on the safety fence at the bottom of the course to stop you; it is there as a last resort safety measure.

Be conscious of other crafts that will be crossing the finish line after you, as well as those that have already finished.

Have fun and be safe!

 

CRAFT CATEGORIES & REGISTRATION FEES
CategoryEntry Fee# of Riders AllowedCraft Weight Limit
Age 12 & Under$15 per craft1 - 2150 lbs
Age 13 - 18$15 per craft1 - 2150 lbs
Age 19+$20 per craft1 - 2 150 lbs
Unlimited (Ages 19+)$40 per craft2 required250 lbs

 

Each Winter Carnival we end the night with a Torchlight Parade and Fireworks over the mountain. 

This year we are opening up the spots to employees first, and registration will open to the public on the day of the event, starting at 8:15 am. To register, visit the front desk in Admin (upstairs from the Mountain Shop). Each participant will receive a wristband and must sign a waiver. For liability purposes, wristbands may not be transferred to anyone else. Any transferred wristbands may NOT load the lifts. 

There are 68 spots available, and 10 alternate spots available in the event of no-shows. Alternates will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The torchlight parade takes place at 7pm on Winter Carnival and is open to skiers and riders 13yrs of age and older.  Participants must be intermediate to advanced and comfortable skiing/riding 3rd Street, Upper Limited, & Pine Ridge while carrying a torch.  Those that sign-up will be carrying torches attached to bamboo while skiing down the hill. Please assume that this could potentially burn your ski clothes - wear old jackets that you don't mind getting dirty, or potentially burned.

All particpants must meet at the Triple Chair, prepared to load, at 6:00 pm. Late-comers will have their spot given to an alternate. 

 

 

Cardboard Classic Prizes

MOST CREATIVE CRAFT

 
12 & Under$50 Gift Card   
13-18 Yrs$50 Gift Card
19 + Yrs$50 Gift Card
Unlimited Category$80 Gift Card

COSTUME CONTEST

 
18 & Under 

1st Place

$50 Gift Card

2nd Place

$25 Gift Card
19 + Yrs 

1st Place

$50 Gift Card

2nd Place

$25 Gift Card

 

MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.