Breckenridge Ullr Fest ❄ January 10-13, 2018
Calling all snow lovers! An annual winter festival like no other, this year Ullr Fest will celebrate its 55th year in Breckenridge. In Norse mythology, Ullr (pronounced Oool-er) was the God of Winter & Snow, and he loved a good party! So, in honor of him, each year Breckenridge throws a week long celebration of crazy events to honor him, all culminating the annual Ullr Parade down Main Street Breckenridge.
During Ullr Fest you can expect to see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders, Ullympic competitors flinging frying pans for prizes, the biggest bonfire in town and more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the street for the annual Ullr Parade to watch the crazy participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding along town in a hot tub or on a sofa.
Overview of Events 2018 :
- Crowing of Ullr King & Queen
- Breck's Got Talent
- Rocky Mountain Jr Hockey League Game
- Ullr Shot Ski, Bike Race & Parade
- Ullr Bonfire
- Ullr Ice Plunge
- Comedy Night
- Family Day & Ice Skating Party
- Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Crowning of the Ullr King & Queen | 6:30p
Continuing 56 years of tradition, two Breckenridge locals are chosen as the Ullr King & Queen for contribution to the community.
Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League All-Star Game
Watch the pinnacle of Rocky Mountain hockey talent compete and help us cheer on the local BOLTS! Plus, not only does this event promise a spectacular display of hockey, but period intermissions will include Ullr prizes and fun for the whole family!
Thursday January 11, 2018
Ullr Shot Ski | 4p
Take part in the World's Longest Shot Ski! Last year 1,234 participants spanned 1,250 feet down Main Street, however Park City stole the world record away from us in October.. Help us regain our title!
Fat Tire Ullr Bike Race | 4:30p
Kicking off the Ullr Fest parade is the Fat Tire Ullr Bike Race! 70 competitors lined up last year to race down Main Street, heading east into the French Gulch trail network offering up a great mix of terrain!
DONATE YOUR SKIS! Have some skis you'd like to donate to the record breaking Ullr Shot Ski? The more we get, the longer it can be and you can be part of it by dropping your old skies off at the Breckenridge Distillery located at 1925 Airport Road, Breckenridge, CO.
Join us for the infamous town bonfire and retire your Christmas tree in style! Free entertainment provided by Red Bull.
Friday January 12, 2018
Ullr Ice Plunge | 2-4p
Prove your endurance and dedication to the cold at the Ullr Ice Plunge! Dive into the frozen depths at Maggie Pond and fully immerse yourself in winter’s chill. There will be music, food, drinks and laughter and the winner will receive their own decorated Ullr Helmet! Heated changing room will be available as well as a hot tub, provided by Affordable Mountain Hot Tubs, open to anyone willing to accept the challenge!
Comedy Night | 8:00p
Laugh out loud with professional stand-up comedian, Jimmy Dunn, at Ullr Fest’s Comedy Night. Dunn, who recently co-starred on the CBS comedy “The McCarthys” got his start in the comedy world telling jokes at a bar in Gloucester, MA where he was paid in beer & fried clams. Since then, Jimmy has gone on to perform at some of the industry’s most prestigious events including the Late Show with David Letterman.
Saturday January 13, 2018
Family Snow Day
Come play in the snow and channel your inner Ullr! There will be sledding, snowman building and other fun family activities (all free). Warm up in the indoor Pavilion for fun Ullr themed art projects and snacks.
Ice Skating Party
Bring the kids & join Ullr on the ice for an afternoon of ice skating and (free) Ullr helmet decorating! Ullr costumes are welcome.
Hosted by the Breckenridge Ambassadors.
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Continental Divide Land Trust and HC3 have partnered once again to bring you the Wild & Scenic Film Festival that informs, inspires solutions and creates positive perspectives to restore the earth and human communities. You’ll experience the adrenaline of climbing the highest peaks and trekking across the globe with adventure films from around the world. You’ll explore the issues and movements with leading environmental activists and professionals, filmmakers and celebrities. And you’ll celebrate the natural and human world in all its diversity.