PHOTOS: Crotched Mountain hosts cardboard box derby

Crotched base operations team members Nate Cross and Ken Webster push the Unofficial Resort Vehicle to the starting line. The Unofficial Resort Vehicle claimed the fastest sled title.

Crotched base operations team members Nate Cross and Ken Webster push the Unofficial Resort Vehicle to the starting line. The Unofficial Resort Vehicle claimed the fastest sled title. —PHOTO COURTESY CROTCHED MOUNTAIN

Jasper Pope skims across the pond at the base of Crotched Mountain.

Jasper Pope skims across the pond at the base of Crotched Mountain. —PHOTO COURTESY CROTCHED MOUNTAIN

Racers head towards the finish line in the Peace, Love and Crotched machine.

Racers head towards the finish line in the Peace, Love and Crotched machine. —PHOTO COURTESY CROTCHED MOUNTAIN

Oats n’ Honey sled toward the finish line.

Oats n’ Honey sled toward the finish line. —PHOTO COURTESY CROTCHED MOUNTAIN

Skyler Cope makes a splash on the pond.

Skyler Cope makes a splash on the pond. —PHOTO COURTESY CROTCHED MOUNTAIN

Spider Man, aka Brayden Woodbury, skims across the pond.

Spider Man, aka Brayden Woodbury, skims across the pond. —PHOTO COURTESY CROTCHED MOUNTAIN

Racers zooming down the course on their “magic carpet.”

Racers zooming down the course on their “magic carpet.” —PHOTO COURTESY CROTCHED MOUNTAIN

A skier embraces gravity’s unexpected lessons at the Pond Skim.

A skier embraces gravity’s unexpected lessons at the Pond Skim. —PHOTO COURTESY CROTCHED MOUNTAIN

Published: 03-20-2024 8:05 AM

Modified: 03-20-2024 8:49 AM


Crotched Mountain held its Cardboard Box Derby and Pond Skim Sunday, in which participants built vehicles out of cardboard, duct tape, zip ties and paint. During the pond skim, contestants tried to glide across the man-made pond.

“Our annual Cardboard Box Derby and Pond Skim was a blast” stated Susan Donnelly, general manager of Crotched Mountain. “It was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and our 60th anniversary, and for our community to come together, showcase their creativity and enjoy a day of winter fun on the slopes.” 

The ski area is scheduled to close March 24.

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