International Snow Sculpting Championships 

Block building and Stomping Week: January 16 - 21
Sculpting - 65 hours: January 22 - 26
Snow Sculpture Viewing Week (weather permitting): January 25 -29

Here's another two weeks devoted to something that Breckenridge does very well - having fun! This year’s festival begins with the visual amazement of the International Snow-Sculpting Championships in downtown Breckenridge,. Preparation for this event starts the summer before and involves many hours from dedicated people(see statistics below)
We suggest that you come watch the process, each day brings out more detail of each sculpture. Friday night you can expect to see the sculpture's 99% done, only the very fine details wait until just before the judging on Saturday. If you wait until Saturday or Sunday to come you can expect to share the viewing area with up to 12,000 per day!! Not to deter you, there is lots of room up here for more people than that - be forewarned that the traffic and parking can be very trying. We are a very friendly town and we love to share it with all visitors, so join us for this and the Ullr Fest. Come enjoy the snow and all the activites the high country has to offer.

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See below for how it is done.
Prep work
· 250 Invitations
· Artist sketches
· Hours of judging and choosing teams
· 20 tons of snow per block
· 200 people to snow stomp
· 100's of volunteers
· 1 crane
· 4 slats - to create the concrete form
· unlimited amounts of imagination and creativity
Creating a Sculpture
Time: 65 hours intense hours
· 1 five-person team
· Saw
· Chisel
· Carrot scrapers
· Pick axes
· Sponsors
· 1 Spectacular Colorado Mountain Town
· 1 World class ski area
· NO colorants
· NO power tools
· 4 Judges
· Medals for teams
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