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International Snow Sculpture Championships Ullr People's Choice Breckenridge

International Snow Sculpture Championships

January 22 - 31, 2024

Breckenridge’s International Snow Sculpture Championships is a world-renowned snow sculpting competition where teams from around the world descend on Breckenridge, Colorado to hand-carve 25-ton blocks of snow into enormous, intricate works of art. Artists are only allowed to use hand tools, creativity and inspiration to bring their ideas to life. No power tools allowed! Teams sculpt countless hours across five days (totaling around 94 hours), resulting in a temporary outdoor art gallery in historic downtown Breckenridge!

Join us at the 2024 International Snow Sculpture Championships

  • Sculpting Week: January 22-26, 2024
  • Viewing Week: January 26-31, 2024

The sculpture viewing area will be closed at 7:00pm on January 31

Saturday Reservations

The weekend of viewing, Friday, Jan. 26 – Sunday, Jan. 28, is historically the most-popular time for sculpture viewing. To help ensure the best environment for artists and viewers timed entry reservations will be required ONLY on Saturday, Jan. 27. There is no cost for a timed entry, but availability is limited. Spectators can sign up for a Saturday sculpture viewing at 10:00am, 12:00pm or 2:00pm.

We encourage spectators to view the sculptures Sunday, Jan. 28 – Wednesday, Jan. 31 when reservations are not required.

International Snow Sculpture Championships

2024 Schedule

Breckenridge International Snow Sculptures 2022

Watch how the sculptures transform from 20 ft blocks of snow to intricate works of art!

  • Sculpting Week:  January 22-26, 2024
  • Viewing Week: January 26-31, 2024
    The sculpture viewing area will be closed at 7:00pm on January 31.
lit up snow sculptures at night

Sculpting Week - Jan. 22-26

Viewing Week - Jan. 26-31


Event Program + People's Choice Voting

Teams + Championship Winners

Teams + Winners

Every year, the Snow Sculpture Organizing Committee sends 250 invitations in June and receives artist submissions in August. A selection committee reviews the entries and decides which teams to invite. Selected teams provide their own transportation to Denver and are supported by a travel stipend. The Organizing Committee, along with the help of many local sponsors, takes care of artist meals, transportation from DEN and lodging in Breckenridge.

2024 Teams

The 12 2024 International Snow Sculpture Teams are: China, Denmark, Ecuador, Germany – Bavaria, Germany – Theil, India – Callisto, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia – Tserendash, USA – Breckenridge and USA – Wisconsin/Tomczak

2023 Championship Winners

  • GOLD: Team Germany (Bavaria) – Sub-Zero Gravity
  • SILVER: Team USA (Breckenridge) – Ullr
  • BRONZE: Team Lithuania – Warn(m)ing Clouds Intersect
  • ARTISTS’ CHOICE AWARD: Team Lithuania – Warn(m)ing Clouds Intersect
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: USA (Wisconsin – Snowblind) – Forest Jam

Event Program + People's Choice

Download your program guide for the 2024 International Snow Sculpture Championships to discover the meaning of each sculpture, a detailed schedule and a historic look at 33 years of snow sculpting history.

2024 Event Program Coming Soon!


Cast Your Vote For People’s Choice

Whether you’re here in Breckenridge or simply wishing you were, you’re invited to vote for your favorite International Snow Sculpting Championships sculpture.

Voting Starts:  January 24 @ noon
Voting Closes:  January 27 @ 2:00pm

Parking + Transportation


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Where should I park & how do I use the bus?

Getting Around Town While You Are Here

Will there be disability parking? 

Where should private charter buses park and drop off/pick up?

What To Know Before You Go


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What are the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships??

When should I visit?

How much does it cost to attend the event?

Why will there be timed entry reservations for the snow sculptures on Saturday, Jan. 27?

Where are the sculptures located?

Who is competing in the 2024 International Snow Sculpture Championships?

Who won the 2023 International Snow Sculpture Championships?

How do I vote for the People's Choice Award?

How did the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships get started?

Are dogs allowed?

Get Involved

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How do you compete in the International Snow Sculpture Championships?


Lodging Offers

International Snow Sculpture Championships is best experienced over a few days so we encourage you to stay the night.  Breckenridge offers all types of lodging options and amenities to help make your visit unforgettable.  Discover ski-in/ski-out properties, spa-worthy hot tubs and places with plenty of room for the whole family.

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