The Cardboard Sled Derby is coming to Banff

Dec 19 2017, 2:54 am

Have you ever dreamed of building a homemade sled out of nothing but cardboard 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 22, and it might be the most fun you’ve ever had utilizing basic household items. In order to qualify, your sled must be made only with the following materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Garbage bags
  • String
  • Glue
  • Tape

And that’s it. Race it down the side of Mount Norquay for a chance at prizes and, of course, good family fun. Prizes are awarded for best crash, best overall sled, longest run, best costume, and people’s choice.

Don’t forget: all participants are required to wear helmets. Registration starts at 6 p.m. at the North American Lodge and the derby starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Tube Park. The awards ceremony commences at Lone Pine Restaurant following the race.

With an entry fee of just $10 – and likely a low sled building cost – it’s an inexpensive way to enjoy the snow and get a little thrill.

Cardboard Sled Derby 2016

Where: Mount Norquay, Banff

When: Friday, January 22, 2016; registration starts at 6 p.m.

Cost: $10 registration fee

Website: winter.banffnorquay.com

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