There is no doubt that most people out there have built there share of snowmen. However, chances are you haven't made or seen anything like the pieces of snow mastery that grace Breckenridge every year for the International Snow Sculpture Championships. The giant snow blocks are built for every team starting the week of January 19th and then sculpting for the competition kicks off on Jan 24th and ends Jan 28th.
Check out the event details provided by Go Breck or go check out their website for more info and volunteer opportunities for this year's event.
Who will be sculpting this year?
This year we have 15 teams from ten countries. Within the United States we have teams from Alaska, Breckenridge/Colorado, Loveland/Colorado, Wisconsin and Vermont.
Where are the sculptures located?
The Snow Sculptures are located in the area around the Riverwalk Center at 150 West Adams Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424. The competition sculptures are in the Riverwalk Center (Tiger Dredge) parking lot and the sponsor/exhibition sculptures are spread onto the "lawn" just north of the Riverwalk Center and across the river in the Blue River Plaza adjacent to Main Street. Event Headquarters are in the Riverwalk Center.
A Permanent Memento
Be sure to stop by Events Headquarters for postcards, pins and more.
History on Display
Discover the process of snow sculpting, information about the teams and lots of interesting trivia. Located at Headquarters, this exhibit explores the last 20 years of the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships.
Don't Forget to Vote
Support your favorite sculpture with the People's Choice Vote. Voting occurs throughout sculpting week through Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. Stop by Event Headquarters or look for our volunteers throughout the site. A $1 donation receives one vote and goes directly to supporting the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships Presented By Cadillac.
The Magic of Ice
Don't miss the spectacular Ice Village, located at the Riverwalk Center . Each intricate carving is sculpted into a glowing statue. The sculptures represent many of the supporters of the Snow Sculpture Championships Presented By Cadillac.
Park and Stay Awhile
The Riverwalk Center Lot is PAY PARKING from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and will be available every day except Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29. The large amount of pedestrian visitors make it unsafe to use this lot during these two very busy days. However, free all day parking is available at the Courthouse Lot, off the alley between Wellington and Lincoln; the Barney Ford Lot, at the corner of Ridge Street and Washington Avenue; the French Street Lot, on the corner of French Street and Jefferson Avenue; and at the parking lot off of Airport Road- free transportation to the event from the Airport Lot will be provided from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information about parking in Town.
Catch a Free Ride
Free public transportation is available throughout the town from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., provided by the Breckenridge Free Ride. Maps are available at Event Headquarters located in the Riverwalk Center at 150 West Adams Avenue, The Welcome Center on Main Street, Breckenridge Station and on each bus and trolley or click here to find out more about the Breckenridge Free Ride. The closest bus stop to Event Headquarters is the F-Lot, which is serviced by most bus routes.
Please be aware that this is a snowy, high alpine environment. Dress warmly and appropriately with high traction shoes.
For more information or to volunteer, email Vanessa Agee, Chief of Volunteers, or call 970.547.3100.