The 25th annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture has returned to Breckenridge! Today started stomping week, when the 12 foot by 12 foot, 20 ton blocks of snow start to take shape in the Riverwalk parking lot. The blocks take shape a week before the competitors arrive so the snow has time to settle.
Teams from all over the world will be descending on Breckenridge next week as they begin carving the blocks of snow by hand. Following is a schedule for the week.
January 19th- January 23rd: Stomping Week, when the 20 ton blocks of snow are created
January 27th- January 31st: The sculptors begin transforming the blocks of snow into gravity defying piece that will be sure to amaze you! The competition officially begins at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. They will have until Saturday, January 31st at 2:00 p.m. to finish up the artwork made of snow. One of the most fun times to take in the masterpieces will be on January 30th, when the atmosphere is energized as the sculptors gear up to stay up all night to finish up the minuet details. Don’t forget to place your vote for the best sculpture. Seeing the final pieces will something you don’t want to miss out on!
January 31st- February 8th: During this week, the artists have completed their snow sculptures and they are available to view. Weather permitting, the sculptures will remain standing until February 8th. Although the entire event is open to the public, this is a great time to bundle up, grab some hot cocoa and look at the sculptors under the lights. They will be magnificent! On the night of February 8th, the snow sculptures will be taken down.Posted by Andrew Biggin on