12th Annual Cardboard Derby


Cardboard Derby is one of Sipapu's most talked-about Family Friendly Family Fun events. Build your own vessel using ONLY cardboard, duct tape, string or twine and paint. Race yourself or your team down the mountain for your chance to win one of dozens of amazing prizes, including $250 CASH from Henry Valencia, a Red Bull-branded full suspension mountain bike, and Lodging Packages from Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, and El Pueblo Lodge.

To see how it works and for inspiration to build your vessel, check out the Sipapu Cardboard Derby video.

Online registration is now closed. Teams and individuals can still register the day of the event at 8:00 a.m. at Sipapu's Base Area. Day-of registration closes at 10:30 a.m.



Junior (ages 12 and under)
• Solo
• Team (up to 5 people)

Teen (ages 13-20)
• Solo
• Team (up to 5 people)

Adult (ages 21 and older)
• Solo
• Team (up to 5 people)

2015 Cardboard Derby Rules:

• The Objective: Successfully negotiate and complete the Cardboard Derby course with your vessel and all team members intact.
• All Cardboard Derby vessels must be constructed using ONLY these materials: cardboard, duct tape, string or twine and paint. The use of any other materials will result in disqualification.
• Each Cardboard Derby vessel may be assigned to ONE individual or team ONLY. Example: If the Smith family team registers their vessel, the Sipapu Cardboardominator, it may not be used again in another division, or by another individual/team.


• Individuals and teams are awarded points based on how close they hit the bull’s eye at the end of the course.
• The vessel with the most points wins.
• Prizes are also awarded for Most Creative, Best Construction and Costume(s).



• $250 CASH from Henry Valencia, Inc.• Lodging Package from Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
• Lodging Package from El Pueblo Lodge
• $150 CASH from People's Bank
• Ice Cream & Cakes from Baskin Robbins
• $50 Adventure Ski Shop Gift Card
• $50 Cottams Gift Card
• Lodging Package from Super 8 Las Vegas
• Lodging Package from Comfort Inn Las Vegas
• $25 Walmart Gift Cards (4) from Adobe Propane


March 14, 2015

8:00 a.m. Day-of registration opens at Sipapu's Base Area
9:00 a.m. Individuals and Teams check in, vessel inspection
10:00 a.m. Mandatroy participant meeting on the back patio of the Lodge
10:30 a.m. 12th Annual Cardboard Derby

Base Area, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

$10 per vessel | Collected on race day

Questions? Call Stacey at 505-414-1550.

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort thanks the 2015 Cardboard Derby Sponsors:
Henry Valencia Logo
$250 | Henry Valencia, Inc.

RedBull BikeRed Bull-branded mountain bike

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino | El Pueblo Lodge | People's Bank | Baskin Robbins
Adventure Ski Shop | Cottams | Super 8 Las Vegas | Comfort Inn Las Vegas | Pizanos Pizza | Adobe Propane

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