Friday, March 1, 2013

At Rotarun, a race for all ages

Snow Box Derby set for Saturday near Hailey


A young racer speeds down the course in the 2012 Snow Box Derby. Photo by Mountain Express

Kiwanis of Hailey and Rotarun Ski Area will host cardboard craftspeople of all ages for a day of racing on snow in the Kiwanis Snow Box Derby, set for Saturday, March 2, at the ski area west of Hailey. 

Win, place or show medals will be awarded for each division, Junior (5-12), Teen (13-17), Adult (18-plus), and Business, along with the Most Creative Sled and the Most Inspirational Rider. 

Registration and inspection of the racing rigs will begin at 9 a.m. and close at 10:15 a.m. at the Rotarun lodge. The race will begin at 10:30 a.m. 

Past entries can be viewed hanging from the rafters at L.L. Greens in Hailey. Cardboard cameras, trains, dinosaurs, race cars, corn dogs, various tools and even a Sphinx have all made the journey in years past. 

Snowboxes can only be made from cardboard, tape, paint or glue with enclosed sides. No epoxy, plastic or metal is allowed.

Weather and course conditions will determine the start location and course layout. For more information, go to or call the ski area at 788-6204.


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