Cardboard Classic

Sat. April 14, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Base of Steamboat Ski Area in Gondola Square

The Cardboard Classic, Steamboat's traditional rite of spring returns to the Steamboat Ski Area for the 38th year. This wild and hilarious race features homemade cardboard crafts, constructed only from cardboard, glue, string, water based paint, duct tape, masking tape, balloons and other decorations, racing down Stampede to a hysterical finish. This unique and creative event make it a highly anticipated event each year.

Cardboard Classic Cars


  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Participants must check in at the Coca-Cola Tent in Gondola Square or their spot will be released
  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Cardboard D'Elegance/Judging
  • 11:00 a.m. 17 & under race begins followed by 18+ race
  • Award Ceremony will follow the end of the race.


Crafts will be judged during the Cardboard D'Elegance from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Awards will be presented for best representation of the following categories:

  • Coca-Cola Classic
  • Most Creative
  • Best Individual Craft
  • Best Reproduction
  • Judge's Choice
  • Best Costumes
  • Crowd Favorite
  • Best Engineering

Register Today

Don't miss our other closing weekend events, including the final Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert on Sunday, April 15.