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Breckenridge Snow Sculptures 2024

Teams of snow artists from around the world descend on Colorado for the International Snow Sculpture Championships

Dates: January 22–31, 2024

Breckenridge Snow Sculptures
Breckenridge Snow Sculptures
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Every January, Breckenridge, Colorado hosts the International Snow Sculpture Championships. Dozens of sculptures carved out of 12-foot blocks of snow are put on display for one week. Artists have 95 hours, some hand tools as well as their imagination to create their masterpieces. Visitors can choose their favorite sculpture with People’s Choice Vote and discover more about the art of snow sculpting.

Riverwalk Center in downtown Breckenridge has served as a natural gallery for snow sculptors for over 20 years. You can see how movers bring in snow blocks that weigh around 20 tons and how they get transformed into works of art. Snow blocks need time to settle under their own weight before being carved.

Breckenridge ice sculptures are especially beautiful in the evenings with colorful LED light displays added to the scene. The snow sculptures can be seen only for about a week. They are usually taken down by the end of January.

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships is free for the public to attend. The event is also pet-friendly, however, dog owners should consider that there are cannons, crowds, and light shows, which might scare their pets. Parking is available at the Airport Road lot and at Colorado Mountain College. Free shuttles will run from these locations to the Riverwalk Center.

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin