We went up Saturday with plans to ski the morning and meet some other friends at noon to watch the cardboard derby. It was my first time there, we arrived at 8:30 and left at 9:00. We couldn't bear to ski the three hours before the derby on the short and crowded icy/groomed trails. Just wasn't for me. We went to Keystone down the road for the day and made the best of it. Found some good snow in the out back.
I'm sorry we missed the derby, it looked like a blast. Over 5000 people there, tons of tail gaiting and partying on the beach, but it was brain damage conditions as far as I was concerned.