Box Car Derby Planned for Wisp’s Beachin’ Weekend

This year’s Beachin’ Weekend at Wisp Ski Resort in Deep Creek Lake Maryland will include a fun Cardboard Box Derby. As most know, we are all about the Box Car Derby’s at area ski resorts, and love the one that Ski Beech Resort does as well. 

The Beachin’ Weekend Wisp Ski event is sponsored by the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club and is always a fun time. As the ski season begins to wind down in the ski areas located further south, Wisp Ski Resort in Maryland still will have tons of snow during the weekend of March 20, 2010 and March 21, 2010, and the Beachin’ Weekend event at Wisp Ski Resort in Maryland guarantees a great time for all. Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy live music and games, and on Saturday the infamous Wisp Ski Resort Cardboard Box Derby will take place. If you are planning to make the trip up to Wisp Ski MD, check out the great Wisp Ski Area Vacation House Rentals and lodging advertisers that we work with. This time of year you can most definitely find fantastic deals and rates on Wisp Ski Resort Vacation Rentals! Here’s a bit of information for those of you that are thinking of participating in the Cardboard Box Derby.

The Cardboard Box Derby at Wisp Ski MD will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Bear Claw Tubing Park at Wisp Resort MD. Prizes are awarded in 3 categories: design, speed, and judges’ choice. Here’s a bit more on the rules and registration:

On-site registration begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Bear Claw Tubing Park. Judging for the Design Category will take place until 1:30 p.m. at the bottom of the tubing park; races for the speed category will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the top of the tubing park. A donation entry fee is required; for individuals, the minimum is $20 and for businesses participating, the minimum is $150. Pre-registration for this event at Wisp Ski MD is strongly encouraged. Free t-shirts will be available, only while supplies last; a $5.00 donation is appreciated. Participants and those making a check donation can make checks payable to Deep Creek Lions Club. All donations benefit the Lions Club Blind Skiers program and other local Lions Club programs. There will be a cash award for winners! You can download the application for registration HERE.

Rules for the Cardboard Box Derby:
– Boxes must be constructed of ONLY cardboard, tape, and string.
– Decorations, painting, and flags are permitted and strongly encouraged.
– Push off at start by non-rider is permitted.
– There is no limit on the number of passengers or the size of the box.
– Participants are asked to remove boxes and the remnants of them at the finish of the race.
– Each entry will run individually against the clock. The clock will stop when the entire entry, including riders, crosses the finish line.

Coordinators: Jean Remmy – (301) 387-8585
Mary O’neil – (301) 616-7512