It’s snow sculpting time! This year marks the 23rd annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships. The artists come from throughout the country, around the world and even hailing from our own Breckenridge Associates Real Estate office with the event’s original team. This year, they will be carving the Budweiser sponsorship piece and another partner is a member of the international team.
The 16 teams will compete to produce impeccable works of snow art for the public to view and ponder the impossibility of many of the creations.
The first week is called Technical Week and runs Jan. 15 through 18. People can watch how the blocks are built or even volunteer to help by contacting the town.
The sculpting week begins Jan. 22 and ends at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, when the judging commences. The awards ceremony will take place the following day at 3 p.m. and sculptures will remain standing until the night of Sunday, Feb. 3. That night they will disappear almost as magical as they were constructed. We highly recommend checking out the snow sculptures in the evenings throughout the event for the opportunity to see the creations in a whole new light. Don’t forget to dress warmly and wear high-traction shoes. There will be an indoor warming facility, the Snow Lounge, open part of the day.
The viewing week, which is from Jan. 26 to Feb 3, is weather permitting because sometimes a sculpture that is about to fall due to warm weather needs to be taken down. So be sure to go early and see this amazing works of art.
For more information about the event, please visit the Town of Breckenridge website.