Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic

Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic

Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic

Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic returns to Montage Mountain on March 1, 2024. 

How did the event get started? Back in 2006, Preston & Steve Show host, Preston Elliot had an idea: invite listeners to build sleds using only 4 materials and race them down a snow tubing hill. It took a bit of convincing, but the bosses officially added the Cardboard Classic to 93.3 WMMR’s Day Off on the Slopes, a station tradition since the mid-80’s. We did not know what to expect those first years, but the creativity of the sled builders blew us away! 

The 4 materials are simple: cardboard, tape, glue and string, but the creations are anything but basic. From 2person bobsleds to 30-person tiki bars; just when we think we’ve seen it all, the listeners find a new way to surprise us.  

This year, the sleds will race down the tubing hill at Montage Mountain competing for prizes based on categories like design, theme, and speed. Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic is free for spectators to attend. Sleds must be registered ahead of time.  

Whether it’s your first time attending, or you’re just looking to amp up your experience, we’re here with everything you need to know about Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic:

  • It's Free to Attend!

    Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic is completely free. It’s free to attend. It’s free to park on the mountain. It’s free to register a team to to sled down the hill! There are no tickets required to come out and watch the sled racing on the mountain.

    It’s also an all-ages event, everyone is welcome to attend! Cardboard Classic is the official kickoff of the weekend of Mountainfest festivities at Montage Mountain. There are concerts, and fireworks and more crazy events which so require a ticket. Single day and weekend lift tickets are also available.  Visit to purchase.

    Two people tailgating before Cardboard Classic

    Chorus Photography

  • Sled Registration Is Open Until February 25th

    All teams must register ahead of time to participate in Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic. There’s a whole bunch of safety information that the team captain and all the team members need to look over. We won’t make you read it twice, head over to the Sled Registration Page if you’re interested.

    Cardboard Classic SLED REGISTRATION 2024 button (1)

  • Categories & Prizes

    Sleds of all sizes are welcome. You can build a sled for 1 or 100. We love to see all levels of creativity. We just love to have fun!  After saying that, please pardon us while we brag for a moment, because the prizes our partners are offering kick ass this year.

    • Overall Best Design wins $1,000
    • Best Tito’s Handmade Vodka Sled wins $1,000,
    • Fastest Sled wins $500 (note this category is already full)
    • Plus prizes for Preston & Steve’s Favorite Fail
    Cardboard Classic 2023

    Justin Durner Photography Photography & Chris K. Photography


  • Staying Over Is a Great Idea

    If you plan on getting on the mountain early or partying all day – or both – we recommend staying over. A quick search will show lots of hotels and rentals in the area. Sites likes Discover NEPA and Visit PA are also great resources for exploring the area.

    Cardboard Classic 2020

    Chorus Photography

  • What's it like there?

    The best party you will ever attend on the side of a mountain (that’s our bias opinion).

    It’s kinda/really crazy. People start showing up early and steaking their spot on the mountain. The sledding competition begins around 10 – 10:30am. Before that, you can wander around and see the sleds up close and meet the teams. Montage Mountain has food and drink for sale at multiple outdoor concession stands.  The video below gives a great overview of the event from the vantage point of the crowd.

    Related: Tips For Attending The Cardboard Classic 

  • Schedule of events for the Weekend

    Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic is just the beginning of the epic weekend. Bring your gear because Montage Mountain will have the trails open ready for you to shred. After the trophies are handed out, live music kicks off in the festival area and Pierre Robert and Brent Porsche broadcast live from the lodge. Collective Soul hits the stage at 5pm Friday night. Then we do it all again on Saturday. Festival vendors, live music with The 502s and O.A.R.. more. It’s all capped off with a fireworks show at sundown. Tickets for Mountainfest available via


    Mountainfest schedule of events

  • What other questions do you have?

    We tried to cover all of the basics, but there are always more questions out there! Feel free to drop us a question or suggestion via e-mail.  We also recommend joining the fan run Facebook Group, Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Photos.

    Cardboard Classic 2023

    Justin Durner Photography Photography & Chris K. Photography

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