Peak of madness (slideshow)

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There were wipeouts, weird get-ups and fierce rivalry when mountain mayhem hit Coronet Peak ski field on Saturday. 

Competitors decked in quirky costumes hurled themselves down the slopes for one wacky festival favourite – the Suitcase Race. 

Local Nigel Lloyd barrelled down the runs in his trusty “old school, tan vinyl suitcase” packed with polystyrene to win the men’s race. 

Lloyd engaged in underhand moves – pulling on the legs of a fellow suitcase racer – in his battle for first place. 

“I had some dirty tactics,” Lloyd admits. 

The grabaseat-sponsored events continued on Saturday afternoon with Dash for Cash, musical chairs in the snow and the Ski Boot Toss.