396 Mt Vernon Rd, Plantsville, CT
(860) 628-0954
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Winter Carnival and Famous Cardboard Box Race

February 20, 2016, 11:00am - February 20, 2016, 4:00pm

Mount Southington Ski Area

A great day of fun activities is planned for the entire family!! Come enjoy the atmosphere with delicious grilled food or waffles on our outdoor deck and music via DJ! Our special guest is Valentine the Clown who will be here for fun balloon animals and face painting. Country 92.5 will be remote broadcasting from 2-4pm, Travis Winkley performs from 4-6pm in the Alpine Eatery and Crosstown Band plays live from 7-10pm. You won't want to miss our famous Cardboard Box Race - make a sled or be a spectator - either way you're sure to have a blast!! Line up at 3pm to have your decorated box judged by the experts at Alpine Haus in Wethersfield. The race begins at 4pm. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Construction, Fastest Time, and Overall Presentation (costumes are encouraged). The Grand Prize Winner will take home $100 in Cash and a Trophy. Prizes and giveaways provided to all participants. Rules for all Cardboard Box Racers: -All participants must have a valid lift ticket or season pass and a helmet. -You may participate individually or in teams, but the total weight carried in the box cannot exceed 400 lbs or 4 competitors. Each box is allowed up to 3 race starting assistants. -Due to the popularity of this event and time constraints, we need to limit the number of boxes registered to 40. Race Waivers may be filled out the day of the race but early registration is recommended to ensure your place in the event. -Signed registrations will be accepted at Mount Southington Guest Services. Every participant is required to sign a Race Release Waiver. Those under 18 years of age must have a Parent/Guardian signature on the Race/Registration Waiver. -Final signed registrations must be received by 11am the day of the event. NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!! -Helmets are required. -The size of each vehicle is limited too; 7ft long, 5ft wide, & 7ft tall. -All vehicles must be built solely of cardboard, tape, glue, paint, and paper. No industrial pressed cardboard, plastic, wood, staples, rope, twine, or wire will be permitted. -Cardboard vehicles must have a front, rear, and at least 2 sides. -No waxing the bottom of your cardboard box, however tape is acceptable. -To qualify for prizes at least one box rider must complete the race course. -Each team is responsible to clearing and removing their vehicle from Mount Southington Ski Area.

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Saturday Night Entertainment

February 13, 2016, 6:00pm - February 13, 2016, 9:00pm

Mount Southington Ski Area

Relax after you ski and ride the slopes with the Mt Dew Crew and stop in the Alpine Eatery for great food and drinks while you listen to the rock music sounds of Tom Scarola.

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Attention Park Skiers and Riders! The Hive Terrain Park will be closed on Thursday 2/11 for a complete rebuild. This weeks temperatures will allow us to bury the park in more snow and completely redesign it! Also, our snowmakers and park crew are going to be on a top secret mission inside of Laurel for a good portion of this cold snap with a surprise for you the middle of next week! Stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less

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  • Attention Park Skiers and Riders!
    The Hive Terrain Park will be closed on Thursday, 2/11 for a complete rebuild. This weeks temperatures will allow us to bury the park in more snow and completely redesign it! Also, our snowmakers and park crew are going to be on a top secret mission inside of Laurel for a good portion of this cold snap with a surprise for you the middle of next week! Stay tuned.
  • Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge-Sat 2/13
    This is a fun and free race down the Thunderbolt Trail and is open to all ages and abilities. Come out and enjoy free Mountain Dew samples, as well as free samples from other sponsors. Prizes will be awarded to all competitors. Please check our Events Calendar for details.
  • Live Music Saturday
    Relax after you ski and ride the slopes with the Mt Dew Crew and stop in the Alpine Eatery for great food and drinks while you listen to the rock music sounds of Tom Scarola.
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