International Snow Sculpture Championships
Join us January 20-29, 2020 for the 30th Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships!
Daily: Jan 20 - Jan 29
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 20-24, 2020

Sculpting starts: 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2020

Sculpting ends: 9:00 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2020

Sculpting begins at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 20th with a shotgun start and sculpting ends on Friday, January 24th at 9:00 a.m. The awards ceremony will be on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 23 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 24-30, 2020

Awards Ceremony: 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020

Viewing ends: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Event site will close and the Sculptures will be taken down.

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