International Snow Sculpture Championships
Join us January 21-30, 2019 for the 29th Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships presented by Breckenridge Brewery!
Daily: Jan 21 - Jan 30
Downtown Breckenridge - Riverwalk

Schedule & Details

During the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships, 16 teams from around the world descend on Breckenridge, Colo. to hand-carve 25-ton blocks of snow into enormous, intricate works of art. Artists are only allowed to use hand tools, creativity and inspiration to bring their ideas to life. No power tools allowed! Teams sculpt countless hours across five days (totaling around 96 hours), resulting in a temporary outdoor art gallery in historic downtown Breckenridge!

Sculpting Week
January 21-25, 2019

Sculpting starts: 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2019

Sculpting ends: 9:00 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2019

Sculpting begins at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 21st with a shotgun start and sculpting ends on Friday, January 25th at 9:00 a.m. The awards ceremony will be on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24 is one of the best times to visit. Artists are preparing to stay up all night to do detail work and the atmosphere is celebratory. Why not spend a night or two and catch the whole weekend? You won’t regret seeing the sculptures evolve and witnessing the awards given out.

Viewing Weekend
January 25-30, 2019

Awards Ceremony: 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2019, followed by a professional acrobatic Cirque Show.

Viewing ends: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Event site will close and the Sculptures will be taken down.

Technical Week – January 15-18, 2019

Volunteer to create the enormous blocks of snow the artists will use for the competition!  Technical week allows the initial building of the blocks and offers time for the blocks to compact under their own weight prior to being carved. This allows for a more consistent medium, giving the sculptors the ability to execute their gravity-defying designs.

Please check back around December 1, 2019 for available volunteer shifts.

Thank you for your help!

**The event site will close at 7 p.m. on January 30 and the Sculptures will be taken down!

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