For a Night, Week or Lifetime.
In the fall of 2018, CEO and Co-Owner of Breckenridge Grand Vacations, Mike Dudick and his wife Anna Dudick with the help of Breck Create’s Arts Council cast an international call for sculptors who wanted to tackle the personification of Breckenridge’s Ullr character whose location would complete the base of the Peak 8 ski area in the plaza where the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 now sits. With over 174 submissions, three finalists were selected and invited out to participate in the Ullr Fest celebration Breckenridge has become known for. Locals know and it is widely believed that honoring Ullr, the Norse God of Snow, and paying homage to him may, can and will bring about blessings of snow upon our ski town. See for yourself!
The Grand Colorado brings you closer to life’s best moments. Because when it comes to coveted mountain addresses, the base of peak 8 in Breckenridge rivals them all.
Once you check in, you never need to leave. You have easy, convenient access to everything you need—the lobby, residences, restaurants, pools, hot tubs and heated underground parking. Walk straight out to the heated slopeside plaza and hop onto the Colorado and Rocky Mountain chairlifts.
If you are looking for luxurious accommodations in Breckenridge with the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access, look no further than the Grand Colorado on Peak 8.
About the Artist
Mike Dudick, Breckenridge Grand Vacations CEO selected world-renowned artist and sculptor, Andy Scott to help bring Ullr to life.
Sculptor Andy Scott is a Glasgow School of Art graduate and works internationally from his studio workshop in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He creates prominent public artworks for private, corporate, and civic clients, and his prodigious output now numbers in excess of eighty projects internationally.
He works in steel and bronze, combining figurative and equine themes with contemporary techniques to create stunning landmark artworks.
His most prominent project to date is The Kelpies, a pair of 100ft high, 300-ton horseheads, sited in Falkirk, Scotland, UK. The Kelpies sculptures are now the best-known public artworks in Scotland, with millions of visitors since their inauguration.
Andy has been awarded four Honorary Doctorates from UK Universities for his artworks in the public realm. Among many other accolades, his Kelpies won the UK National Structural Steel Award, a Saltire Award for Civil Engineering and were named Landmark of the Year by the BBC. In recognition of his sculpture works, Andy was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, an Honorary Fellow of the Scottish Society of Architect Artists, an honorary member of the Ancient Guild of Hammermen and a Freeman of the City of Glasgow.
Recent and current projects include works in Edinburgh, Mexico, London, Aberdeen, Netherlands, California, New York and Philadelphia.