This is and has always been a free event open to the general public.
Competition/ Sculpting Days: January 20-24, 2020
Viewing Days: January 24-29, 2020
The event site will close at 7:00 p.m. on January 29 and the Sculptures will be taken down.
Join the fun January 20-29th, 2020 for the 30th Annual Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships!
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 Warming Hut exhibit and event headquarters are inside the Riverwalk Center.
2020 ISSC TEAMS
2020 ISSC TEAMS include USA-Alaska, Argentina, USA-Breckenridge, China, Ecuador, France-Normandie, Germany, Great Britain, India, Mexico, USA-Minnesota, Mongolia, Switzerland, Turkey, USA-Wisconsin, USA-Vermont.
2020 SNOW SCULPTURE SCHEDULE
Sculpting Week | January 20-24, 2020
Award Announcements | January 24, 2020
Viewing Weekend | January 25-29, 2020
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 for your favorite sculpture
Support your favorite sculpture with the People’s Choice Vote. Throughout sculpting week, simply text the country of your favorite sculpture to vote. Text numbers can be found at each sculpture. More details can be found in the Warming Hut.
Voting starts Wednesday, January 22 at noon
Voting ends Saturday, January 25 at 2:00 p.m.
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.
Are Dogs Allowed?
The International Snow Sculpture Championships is a pet-friendly event, however, please be aware that there will be cannons, light shows, crowds and can get very cold. Please keep pets on a leash and away from the snow sculptures.
Free Daily Parking
Free parking is available on Airport Road with free shuttles running every 15 minutes via the Yellow Route on the Breck Free Ride Bus. The closest bus stop to Event Headquarters is F-Lot, which is serviced by most bus routes. View bus schedule
Free public transportation is available throughout town from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. View town bus routes
International Snow Sculpture Championships Stay and Ski Lodging Packages