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breckenridge international snow sculpture championships

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships ❄ January 20-29, 2020

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 2020 :

  • Technical Week
  • Sculpting Week
  • Viewing Weekend
  • Junior Snow Sculpture Event

2020 Schedule of Events

breckenridge snow sculptures technical week

❄ Technical Week ❄

Watch as huge earth movers work to fill 10' x 12' tall cubes with compacted snow. These enormous blocks are then allowed to settle and compact under their own weight (with a little help from volunteer 'stompers') allowing for a more consistent medium for the sculptures to execute their designs!

January 16-20, 2020 (estimated)

breckenridge snow sculptures sculpting week

❄ Sculpting Week ❄

Having a 20-ton cube of snow to work with and a few short days, sculptures begin with a shot gun start carving 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.

January 20-24, 2020

breckenridge snow sculptures viewing week

❄ Viewing Weekend ❄

Once the sculptures are completed & prizes are awarded, these gravity-defying pieces remain for the public's viewing pleasure. Taking on a beautiful glow at night, these whimsical scenes are a sight to behold and a great way to spend an evening with family after a day enjoyed on the slopes.

January 24-29, 2020

Wanna help “stomp” the blocks?
Send an Email Expressing Interest

breckenridge snow sculptures first bank thaw lounge

First Bank Thaw Lounge

Warm-up and immerse yourself in the 29-year history of the International Snow Sculpture Competition. Located inside the Riverwalk Center, the FirstBank Thaw Lounge will feature a history exhibit, souvenir shop and volunteers to answer any event questions.

Breckenridge Riverwalk Center | January, 21-25 (hours vary)


Vote for your favorite sculpture!

Text the team name of your favorite to 213-465-7985. Voting starts Wednesday, January 23 at Noon and ends Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m.

breckenridge international sculptures award ceremony

Awards Ceremony
January, 25 | 6p

breckenridge snow sculptures cirque show

Acrobatic Cirque Show
January, 25 | 7p

breckenridge snow sculptures grand illumination

Grand Illumination
January, 25 | 7.30p

Other Happenings

international snow sculptures scavenger hunt

ISSC Scavenger Hunt

Dive deeper into the International Snow Sculptures with the FREE interactive scavenger hunt from LET’S ROAM!

Download the 'Let's Roam' app anytime between January 25-30

breckenridge snow sculptures warm up shop late

Warm Up, Shop Late

Stroll Main Street under the twinkling lights and find unique and surprising treasures in the boutiques keeping their doors open late.

January, 24-27 nightly