International Snow Sculpture Championships begin Tuesday |

International Snow Sculpture Championships begin Tuesday

Summit Daily/Kristin Skvorc

BRECKENRIDGE – The Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships return to Breckenridge for the 16th year from Jan. 24-29. This year, 13 teams from 10 countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Mexico, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States will participate in the competition at the Riverwalk Center.

Four-person teams in the competition are assigned 12-foot-tall, 20-ton blocks of machine-made snow. These teams work within a five-day period to create artistic sculptures.Teams are allowed 65 hours of work without the use of power tools, internal support structures or colorants.

When the sculptures are finished, a panel of artists and patrons of the arts will serve as judges and present awards to the first-, second- and third-place sculptures. Awards are also given for People’s Choice, Kids’ Choice and Artists’ Choice.

For more information on the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships visit or contact the Breckenridge Resort Chamber at l-877-593-5260.

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