**Please note new condensed schedule for 2018** Join the fun January 22nd – January 29th, 2018 for the 28th Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships! Sculptures will be taken down Monday night, January 29th by 8pm.
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Join us in January 22nd-29th, 2018 for the 28th Annual Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships!
**Please note new condensed schedule for 2018** Sculptures will be taken down Monday night, January 29th by 8pm.
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. Event headquarters are in the Riverwalk Center and referred to as the Thaw Lounge + Music.
A Permanent Memento
Be sure to stop by the Thaw Lounge+Music for postcards, pins and for more event information including a look at past sculptures.
Snow carving in Breckenridge began as a local pastime during the town’s winter carnival – Ullr Fest – in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The founders of Breckenridge’s International Snow Sculpture Championships are still involved in the event, which is today attended annually by more than 30,000 people.
History on Display
Discover the process of snow sculpting, information about the teams and lots of interesting trivia. Located in the Thaw Lounge+Music, this exhibit explores the last 25 years of the 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 Saturday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. Stop by the Thaw Lounge+Music or look for our volunteers throughout the site in addition to the voting jars attached to the fence in front of the sculptures. A $1 donation receives one vote and goes directly to supporting the International Snow Sculpture Championships.
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.
Park and Stay Awhile
Free parking is available 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.
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