Spring is springing and the time for end of season special events has arrived. King Pine Ski Area in Madison New Hampshire continues a tradition this year with its annual Cardboard Box Derby, a family oriented event that fits right in with the long time commitment of Purity Spring Resort (King Pine’s parent resort) to family oriented fun.
The rules are pretty simple, the racers must be made of cardboard and that means that you can’t use any wood, metal or hard plastic. The objective here is to be as loud and colorful as you can be. You can put them together with glue, or staple them or even do it with duck tape or similar tape, but whatever you do make sure they stand out from the crowd. Racers are in two categories: two person and four person. Prizes will be awarded for speed, style and durability, but really, this is more about just having a ball.
The sponsors also suggest that music can make a difference and they will have a DJ on hand to play whatever music you wish to use as you roar (?) down the race course. Everyone has seen the “pond skimming” contests at ski resorts in the spring…this one does sliding floats with flair. For an enjoyable few minutes, check out this video of the 2012 Derby. For further details and registration click here.
You don’t have to be a guest at Purity Springs Resort in order to take part in the cardboard Box Derby but think about making this a weekend adventure. This place is very laid back and has a lot to offer families from swimming to ice skating, tubing and skiing and cross country as well. Check them out online.