Ski Spree 2006 the highlight of the weekend at Sunlight
Sunlight Mountain Resort is gearing up for its annual Ski Spree event this weekend.The all-ages event – sponsored by Roaring Fork Centre of the Rockies Land Rover/Volvo – takes place Saturday and Sunday. Ski Spree features the Telemark Series, Big Air Comp and Cardboard Derby.”It’s going to be a great weekend to get outside and celebrate the winter season,” Sunlight marketing director John Seaberry said. The Cardboard Derby competition begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. Vessels made only of cardboard and tape will slide down the slope toward the finish line, with the winner posting the fastest combined times from two runs.”It’s a pretty wild race, really funny and a great event to watch,” Seaberry said. “Some of the contraptions can get going surprisingly fast.”This year, the Cardboard Derby rules committee decided no hot waxing or taping of the bottom of the vessels are allowed. A maximum of three people are allowed in the vessel, and matching outfits or themed teams can also compete for the most creative/unique trophy.”This is definitely a fun spectator event,” Seaberry said. “The entire race can be seen from the Sunlight Sun Deck.”Other Ski Spree events include the continuation of the Telemark Series, with a bumps contest on Showdown at 11:30 a.m., a Big Air Comp on Dotsero at 2 p.m., and a torchlight parade at dusk. Events conclude at 10 a.m. Sunday with the Need for Speed radar-judged ski race.Entry fee for each event is $5, except for the Telemark Series Round 2, which has a $10 registration fee. Registration begins in the day lodge at 9 a.m.”We think the weekend has something for everyone,” Seaberry said. “Come out and play.”For more information, visit http://www.sunlightmtn.com or call 945-7491.
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