International Snow Sculptures 2017!

Snow sculptures from Switzerland to France, Germany to Ukraine come to Breckenridge during the International Snow Sculptures Championships!

What:

The Friday before the close of sculpting, teams work through the night to complete their masterpieces, each constructed from a 12-foot-tall, 20-ton block of Colorado snow.

Snow sculptures from all over the world come to Breckenridge to compete in the Snow Sculpting Championships where 10-foot high snow blocks are sculpted into works of art! These ice sculptures are put on display for a week called “viewing week” where you can walk through this magical display and experience the beauty for yourself!

Where:

The Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge 150 West Adams Avenue Breckenridge, CO

When:

Technical Week

Jan 16th – 21st 2017 – 10-foot high blocks of snow are created. Join the “stomping party” by calling Sydney Schwab, 970-453-5020 to volunteer and pack down the snow for these blocks.

Sculpting Week

Jan 24th – 28th 2017 – Starting with an official shot gun ceremony the competition begins! Sculptures start on January 24th at 11 a.m. Watch these blocks of snow transform into a magnificent showpieces and make sure to vote inside the Riverwalk center for your favorite ones! On January 28th awards will be announced at 2 p.m. for the winning team.

Viewing Week

Jan 28th – Feb 5th 2017 – View these sculptures under colored lights at night or by sunshine during the day! These works of art will be on display all day for you to experience.

Need-to-knows:

  • The Fire Arts festival will start Jan 26th – 29th Click here for more information.
  • The Riverwalk Center will feature the “Thaw Lounge+Music” where you can pick up mementos, learn the 25 years of snow sculpting history, warm-up and enjoy music!
  • Voting will be held inside the “Thaw Lounge+Music” at the Riverwalk center from Jan 24th – Jan 28th.
  • Free parking is available at the Airport Road parking lot. The Breckenridge free ride will shuttle this lot from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • For videos and more information click here!