Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Competition


Breckenridge Ice Sculpture

What is it?

It’s that time of year again for one of the most popular Breckenridge events of the year, the International Snow Sculpture Championship!  Sixteen teams from around the world will carve spectacular art out of 12 foot tall, 20+ tons blocks of ice using only hand tools.  Each team has 96 hours to complete their art with the start of a cannon on  January 21 at 11:00 a.m. Viewing Week is January 25-January 30, but both Sculpting Week and Viewing Week are open for spectators. Weather permitting, the snow sculptures will stay on display until the night of Sunday, January 30 when they will disappear under the darkness of night. This event is FREE all week.



A block of ice before sculpting has begun


…and after sculpting!

Where are the sculptures located?
The Snow Sculptures are located in the area around the Riverwalk Center at 150 West Adams Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424.  Event headquarters are in the Riverwalk Center and referred to as the Thaw Lounge + Music

Don’t Forget to Vote
Support your favorite sculpture with the People’s Choice Vote. Voting occurs throughout sculpting week through Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. Stop by the Thaw Lounge+Music or look for our volunteers throughout the site in addition to the voting jars attached to the fence in front of the sculptures. A $1 donation receives one vote and goes directly to supporting the International Snow Sculpture Championships.


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