Transitioning from the holidays to the cold grasps of January can bring unwanted winter blues. Consider reducing stress, fatigue, and depression by taking in the sights and walking through a winter wonderland garden in Breckenridge. The International Snow Sculpture Championships bring 16 teams from 13 different countries in to turn 12 foot high, 20-ton blocks of snow into mesmerizing glaciers of culture and detail all within 65 short hours. This “worldwide artistic camaraderie” is among the top 200 best international events and has been featured on CNN, the Today Show, and National Geographic.
3 Weeks of Excitement
The event lasts three weeks with each week having its own highlights of excitement and draws. Technical Week runs January 13-17 where you can observe all 16 blocks of snow being constructed and placed. Sculpting Week, Jan 21-25, naturally draws the largest crowd as the artists are actively creating their snowy masterpieces. If you would like to enjoy all that this festival has to offer without the crowds, Breckenridge recommends Viewing Week, January 26-February 2. The artists have ended their work, but each sculpture remains on display (weather permitting).
Here’s what you need to know if you go:
- The event is completely free!
- The sculpture garden will be around the Riverwalk Center at West Adams Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424.
- Runs from January 21 through February 2 (Judging is on Saturday January 25)
- Dress warmly with high traction shoes! This is an outdoor event.
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