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Red Lodge Mountain Cardboard Classic sees video game fun Saturday

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 22:13:24-04

RED LODGE — Skiers and snowboarders pressed the start button on fun Saturday at Red Lodge Mountain's Winter Carnival complete with the annual Cardboard Classic.

In the thrilling event, competitors fly down a section of the ski hill in homemade sleds made only from cardboard, glue and tape.

This years theme was super video game world.

Time-lapse video: Red Lodge Mountain Winter Carnival Torchlight Parade

Familiar video game characters from Pac Man, Duck Hunt, The Oregon Trail and Sonic the Hedgehog were represented in the competition.

Four age groups make the slide from the bottom of the Willow Creek chairlift to the main lodge area competing for a total of $980 in gift cards.

The categories were most creative craft, most creative costume and the Cardboard Classic Race.

To wrap up the party, skiers gave onlookers a torchlight parade followed by a fireworks show.

During the parade, skiers holding lit bamboo torches cruised from the top of Grizzly Peak to the Limited ski run, then down Pine Ridge.

Following the parade fireworks lit up the night sky surrounding the Beartooth Mountains.

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Long exposure of Red Lodge Mountain's Torchlight Parade by Greys River Photography.

The Winter Carnival celebrates the tail end of the ski season up in Red Lodge. But judging by the eight feet of snow the mountain got in February, there's still some skiing left for March.

Red Lodge Mountain is celebrating 60 years of Montana skiing in the 2019-2020 season.

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Fireworks display following the Torchlight Parade at Red Lodge Mountain's Winter Carnival taken by Greys River Photography.