Race down a snowy hill at this Banff cardboard sled derby

Jan 9 2020, 11:38 pm

Ever dreamed of building a homemade sled and then racing it down the side of a mountain?

Well, now’s your chance to live out that fantasy.

The Cardboard Sled Derby is coming to Banff on January 17, and it might be the most fun you’ve ever had utilizing basic household items. In order to qualify, your sled must be made with only the following materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Garbage bags
  • String
  • Glue
  • Tape

And that’s it. Race it down Mount Norquay’s Tube Park for a chance at prizes and, of course, good family fun.

Prizes will be awarded for fastest, best overall, and (our personal favourite) best crash.


Cardboard sled (Mount Norquay)

Registration starts at 5 pm at the North American Lodge and must be completed by 6 pm for kids, 7:30 for adults — and the kids derby starts at 6 pm in the Tube Park, while an adults derby will be held at 7:30 pm.

The awards ceremony commences at Lone Pine Restaurant following the race.

With an entry fee of just $15 ahead of time and $20 at the door — and likely a low sled-building cost — it’s an inexpensive way to enjoy the snow and get a little thrill.

Participants must be 6 years and older to compete, and all participants, including adults, must wear helmets!

Cardboard Sled Derby 2020

Where: Mount Norquay’s Tube Park, Banff
When: Friday, January 17
Time: Registration starts at 5 pm
Cost: $15 online, $20 at the door

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