Cardboard Classic

Cardboard Classic

Apr 13, 2019

The Cardboard Classic, Steamboat's traditional rite of spring returns to the Steamboat Ski Area for the 39th 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. The uniqueness and creativity of the race make it an event looked forward to each year.


  • 10:00 - 11:00am: Registration & Check In (Participants must check in at the Coca-Cola Tent in Gondola Square or their spot will be released.)
  • 11:00 - 11:30am: Cardboard D'Elegance/Judging
  • 11:30am: 17 & under race begins followed by 18+ race
  • Award Ceremony will follow the end of race


Crafts will be judged during the Cardboard D'Elegance from 11:00 - 11:30am. 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

Registration will open in April.

Steamboat Springalicious Festival

Steamboat Springalicious Festival

Apr 1 - Apr 14, 2019

Incredible Colorado bluebird sunny days, hilarious and fun events, along with a boatload of Champagne Powder® snow mean that spring will shine a whole lot brighter in Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.®.


Click here for a full schedule of Steamboat Events