Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships ❄ January 22-29, 2018
For over 20 years, the picturesque Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge has been transformed every January into an amazing natural gallery by sculptors working in the favorite medium of winter sports enthusiasts everywhere – snow! Check out the detailed event schedule below..
Overview of Events 2018 :
- Technical Week
- Sculpting Week
- Viewing Weekend
- Junior Snow Sculpture Event
2018 Schedule of Events
❄ Technical Week ❄
^ See How The Blocks Are Built By Watching The Video Above! ^
January 16-21, 2018
Watch as huge earth movers work to fill 10 foot wide by 12 foot tall cubes with compacted snow. The enormous blocks of snow are built in anticipation of the artists arrival – allowing the blocks time to settle and compact under their own weight prior to being carved. This allows for a more consistent medium, allowing the sculptors the ability to execute their gravity-defying designs!
❄ Sculpting Week ❄
^ See These Talented Artists Bring Their Artwork To Life! Watch the Video Above! ^
January 22-26, 2018
After sitting for a few days, the sculptors have a 20-ton cube of snow to work with and in a few short days.. Sculpting begins at 11:00am on Monday, January 22 with a shot gun start and sculpting ends on Friday, January 26 at 10:00am. The talented artists carve these enormous snow canvasses into expressible and amazingly intricate three-dimensional works of art using only a combination of their own two hands, creative vision and an approved set of tools. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 27 at 2:00pm. A popular time to visit is the night before the awards ceremony (Friday, January 26) as artists are preparing to stay up all night to do detail work and the atmosphere is celebratory.
❄ Viewing Weekend ❄
^ View Last Year’s International Snow Sculpture Competition Recap Above! ^
January 25-29, 2018
During viewing weekend, the artists are done sculpting but the sculptures remain for your viewing pleasure. From more whimsical scenes depicting Santa Claus or a ladybug on a flower to intriguing abstract shapes, these intricate creations are truly a sight to be seen! after a day on the slopes, this is a great way to spend an evening with the family as the sculptures take on a beautiful glow when illuminated at night. Weather permitting, the snow sculptures will stay up until the night of Monday, January 29 until approximately 9:00pm and then they will disappear under the darkness of night – just as magically as they appeared! Observers are also invited to explore the shops, boutiques, restaurants and nearby
❄ Junior Snow Sculptures | Saturday January 27, 2018
Imagination comes to life through the magic of snow and little hands. The Main Street Station Junior Snow Sculpture event is open to children, ages nine and up on Saturday, January 27th to help kick-off the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpting viewing weekend. This year’s theme will focus on animals. Young participants will use the same type of snow that the big competitors use, and will learn the basics of snow sculpting in an enjoyable environment. Instruction will be led by one of Breckenridge’s own artists and sculpting extraordinaire, Mauricio Meneses. Participation is free and open to all kids!
Take A Look At 2017's Winners...
Gold Medal Winner
Silver Medal Winner
"4 (Ever) Wheels Reflection"
Bronze Medal Winner
"We are One Family"
Artist’s Choice Award
".. Protect Earth From Today"