IT’S NOT A BOX. IT’S A CANVAS FOR CREATIVITY.
At Ernest Packaging Solutions, we’re driven by innovation and challenges. And when you put those two things together, you get Cardboard Chaos. It’s our way of showcasing how we can take plain old paper and make it playable, shreddable, skateable and just plain awesome.
How do we do it? With corrugated and a complete disregard for convention. So far, we’ve a Fender Stratocaster, a skateboard tested by none other than Tony Hawk, a drum set blessed by Eric Kretz, a surfboard, a wakeboard and more.
But after making our cardboard snowboard, we knew we could take it further…and higher. And we weren’t the only ones thinking this. In fact, Mammoth Mountain challenged us to make a mountain out of cardboard, and you know Ernest doesn’t back down from a challenge. So, we partnered with Signal Snowboards once again and upped the ante and the altitude on our packaging innovation.
Want to know how we made it? Get all the details in the full video here.
FIRST CAME THE SNOWBOARD. THEN CAME THE SNOW PARK.
We knew our cardboard snowboard could hold its own on the snow. Back in 2014, we got a ringing endorsement from the riders in the form of “So rad” and “Way surfy.” So, the next order of business? Make the mountain itself.
At the Ernest Design Center, our Senior Design Specialists worked with Signal Snowboards for a new collab to create a snow park out of paper. A mammoth task, indeed. So where better than Mammoth Mountain to make it a reality?
Making a mountain is a major task, especially with only a molehill of time to do it. Six weeks. But through smart engineering, creativity and perseverance, we rose to the occasion. And when you have the right partnership in place, nothing’s impossible. Together with the Signal team, we set up every snowboarder’s dream park at Mammoth Mountain in six hours, complete with rails, tubes, an ollie wall and, of course, a mammoth bowl. All completely constructed from cardboard.
The results? Shreddable, for sure. With happy riders spending hours nailing tricks in our one-of-a-kind park.
The good news doesn’t end there though. Like all our creations, this snow park was 100% recyclable. After hours having fun, we got to work, tore everything down and shredded it…literally this time. Which meant we went full circle, from powdery white to totally green.
Another Cardboard Chaos winter wonder to add to our books. See more of our creations here.