The Breckenridge Snow Sculpture Championships kicked off with a BANG (a miniature cannon) in the Riverwalk parking lot - right behind our office - today!

Twelve teams from six countries compete by carving 12-foot-tall, 25-ton monoliths of snow into breathtaking sculptures using ONLY hand tools. The work is exhausting, and the end results are amazing! Artists this year have travelled from Ecuador, Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Mexico. Additionally, six U.S. teams will showcase their art at this year’s event. The athletic artists will carve all week until the whistle blows at 9am on Friday, January 28 and judging commences. Many of the sculptors will work through the night on Thursday to meet the deadline.

The massive sculptures will stand for just a short time - until Wednesday, February 2.  Don’t miss out on this internationally recognized FREE event right here in Breckenridge! Ample parking is available on Airport Road with shuttles to town leaving every 15 minutes. A free online reservation must be made to tour the site on Saturday, January 29 between 10am and 4pm. Click here for details.

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