Ski resort braces for ‘Cardboard Classic’
Panaige Tower, Sue Root, Jason Rotkiewicz and Norah Tower hit the slush at the bottom of the run during the cardboard classic at Berkshire East ski resort on Sunday ROP 12/3/18 MacDonald
CHARLEMONT — How far can you go on a sled made of cardboard and duct tape?
Find out on Sunday at Berkshire East Ski Resort’s annual Cardboard Classic.
For nearly 30 years, school groups, family teams and others have tested their mettle — and their engineering prowess — on homemade sleds that glide down (and sometimes roll down) the slope near the base lodge of the ski resort.
In past years, sleds have been built that looked like giant boxes of crayons, old-fashioned outhouses, an Oreo Cookie (that seated four), a bed, a pencil, and a blackbird pie.
Registration begins that day at 10 a.m. in the Main Lodge.
Prizes will be awarded for the fastest sleds, best designs, the most “vertically challenged” sled, and more.
To compete, the first rule is that all sleds MUST be made of cardboard, duct tape and nothing else. All sleds must have “Berkshire East” and “2013” clearly written on them. Children under age 18 must have parents or guardians sign the registration/waiver form.
For more information, visit Berkshire East’s website at: www.berkshireeast.com