Telluride Cardboard Sled Derby

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Cardboard Sled Derby

The Telluride Cardboard Sled Derby is a fun event for all kids and families. With three different classes of creativity,speed and overall winners there is a lot of fun for kids 5 to 17.

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Organization: Telluride Ski Resort
Date: 03/24/2013 update info
Time: 8:30:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Varies
Venue: Telluride Ski Area in Telluride,CO
Phone: (970) 728-0885
Event Details:

 After a five year hiatus, the One to One San Miguel Mentoring Program has brought back one of the most popular youth events of the year:

Calling all kids ages 5-17 from Telluride, Norwood, Mountain Village, Ridgway, Ouray, and beyond! Get your cardboard, duct-tape, paint, and imagination ready for the annual Cardboard Sled Derby on Sunday, March 24 at the Telluride Ski Resort, Lift Two. Registration for One to One's biggest youth and family event of the year is at 9:30 a.m.  Race time is 10:30 a.m.

Join dozens of  kids as they race down the mountain in hand-made sleds. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers for speed and creativity.  In order to participate, each team member must have a completed Registration Waiver Form by March 20th.  Registration form is available at: and can also be picked up from Rick Fusting's office, Telluride Sotheby's 119 W CO Ave, by the Sweet Life.

Each sled must have a side, front and back of a minimum of six inches. Metal tape, ropes, or strings are not allowed on the sled, but waxing is permitted.  Helmets and goggles are required, however ski boots are not allowed.  Youth do NOT need to have a lift ticket to participate.

Help us spread the word! One to One is encouraging kids from all throughout the region to be involved.  Please see attached poster and feel free to print, download, or distribute.  Do not hesitate to call the One to One office (970-728-0885) or Rick Fusting (970-708-5500) with any questions.

This event is sponsored by the Telluride Ski Resort, Johnson Family Foundation, Aplin Masonry, Nevasca Realty, Telluride Properties, Two Skirts, the Elks Club, and Telluride Coffee Roasters. Special thanks to Chuck Horning and Jeff  Proteau. See you March 24th!  Please contact us if interested in sponsorship opportunities. This event is FREE and open to the public.  

  • The Telluride Cardboard Sled Derby is a fun event for all kids and families. 
  • Kids 5 to 17 can enter for free
  • In mid March each year

Overview: The Telluride Cardboard Sled Derby is held by the One to One mentoring program in Telluride and is the most popular of their annual events. The Derby draws masses of local kids as they compete in three categories.  

Where: The event takes place on the Tubing Hill at the Telluride Ski Area.

When: This event takes place in mid March each year

Cost: The Derby is open to all children ages 5-17 and registration is free

Details: There are trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Race Winners, Creativity and Speed. All other sled racers will receive a consolation prize. But remember, only cardboard, string, paint, glue, tape, and paper are allowed to make the sleds. Also, all racers must wear a helmet, gloves, goggles and long pants and sleeves. After the Derby, there is a free BBQ for all participants.