When you are looking for a winter adventure, there are two events that stand out in the Poconos: Mountainfest and the renowned Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic. Get ready for an unforgettable experience of team competition and fantastic entertainment, food and fun!

Mountainfest: A Winter Extravaganza

Montage Mountain’s annual Mountainfest is a weekend filled with a smorgasbord of winter activities catering to all ages and preferences. It will take place on Friday, March 1, 2024 and Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Montage Mountain Resort. From exhilarating snow tubing adventures to scenic chairlift rides offering panoramic views of the snow-capped Pocono Mountains, skiers and snowboarders will find themselves at home on any of the 27 trails. Montage Mountain’s state-of-the-art facilities, including rental shops stocked with top-notch gear and cozy lodges to warm up by the fire, which add an extra layer of comfort to your winter escapade.

The fun kicks off on Friday, March 1, 2024 with the legendary Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic.  Once the fun and excitement of the Cardboard Classic winds down, it’s time to party.  Live music begins at 1:00pm and Collective Soul takes the Mountainfest stage at 5:00pm.

On Saturday, March 2, 2024, the resort opens at 9:00am and the DJ kicks things off in the base area at 11:00am. There will be plenty of appetizing food and beverages to satisfy your cravings. Live music begins at 1:00pm at Midland, followed by The 502s at 2:30pm on the Mountainfest stage then the night is capped off with a headline performance by O.A.R. on the Mountainfest stage at 5:00pm.  At 6:40pm, following the performance by O.A.R., enjoy a fireworks display, as well as more live music up until closing.

They offer a variety of Ticket Packages, so check them out and choose the one perfect for your schedule. You’ll want to get your tickets now!

Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic: Where Creativity Meets Velocity

In 2006, 93.3 WMMR Radio’s Preston Elliot had a zany idea on the talk show he hosted with Steve Morrison. His idea was to have their listeners come together and build sleds using only 4 materials (cardboard, paint, glue, and string). Then race those sleds down the mountain at Jack Frost Ski Resort to the delight of a throng of cheering fans.  Well, as they say, the rest is history.  From those simple beginnings, the Preston & Steve’s Cardboard Classic has emerged as one of the most unforgettable experiences in the Poconos during winter.

This event draws participants from all walks of life, from seasoned engineers to enthusiastic amateurs.  The Cardboard Classic is FREE to attend, but other events and activities may require a ticket purchase. Sled Registration opens in December. Spots are limited!

Planning Your Winter Getaway

Start by exploring the event schedules provided by Montage Mountain Resort and WMMR to coordinate your visit with the activities that resonate with your interests.

As you pack for your adventure, don’t forget to bring layers to stay warm in the chilly mountain air, waterproof gear for snow activities, and, of course, your sense of adventure.

Lastly, no great trip is complete without a stunning place to rest up and recharge. At Pocono Mountain Rentals, we have an amazing roster of vacation rental properties in the Poconos that are chock full of amenities like fire pits, fireplaces, hot tubs, pool tables, games, and more.  Just select the property that best suits your group’s needs and get it booked today!