International Snow Sculpture Championships Ullr People's Choice Breckenridge

International Snow Sculpture Championships

Presented by Toyota

January 24 - February 2, 2022
NEW THIS YEAR
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Visiting the snow sculptures on Saturday? Free timed entry reservations will be required ONLY on Saturday, Jan. 29 between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

Breckenridge’s International Snow Sculpture Championships presented by Toyota 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 96 hours), resulting in a temporary outdoor art gallery in historic downtown Breckenridge!

Join us at the 2022 International Snow Sculpture Championships presented by Toyota

  • Carving Week: January 24-28, 2022
  • Viewing Week: January 28-February 2, 2022
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All events are subject to change to comply with state and county public health orders. Check back frequently for updates or sign-up to receive event-specific email updates.

2022 Schedule

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Competition ISSC Carving Block

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

  • Sculpting Week:  January 24-28, 2022
  • Viewing Week: January 28-February 2, 2022
    The sculpture viewing area will be closed at 7:00pm on February 2nd.

Sculpting Week - Jan. 24 - 28

Viewing Week - Jan. 28 - Feb. 2

LAST DAY TO VIEW SCULPTURES - Feb. 2

People’s Choice Voting

Saturday Reservations

The weekend of viewing, Friday, Jan. 28 – Sunday, Jan. 30, is historically the most-popular time for sculpture viewing. To help ensure the best environment for social distancing timed entry reservations will be required ONLY on Saturday, Jan. 29. 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. 30 – Wednesday, Feb. 2 when reservations are not required.

COVID-19 EVENT PRECAUTIONS

Health & Safety

  • To minimize social contact, public viewing will be managed with one-way pedestrian traffic  around the sculptures during weekend viewing on Saturday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Jan. 30.
  • All indoor events, including the ISSC presented by Toyota award Ceremony will require proof of vaccination as a requirement of entry.
  • Timed entry reservations will be required for outdoor viewing on Saturday, Jan. 29. There are three two-hour time slots: 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm. There is no cost for timed entry reservations. Make Reservations.

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2022 Teams

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

The 31st Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships presented by Toyota Teams Include:

  1. Ecuador
  2. Germany – Agrawal
  3. Mexico
  4. USA – Breckenridge
  5. USA – Colorado
  6. USA – New York
  7. USA Wisconsin – Lentz
  8. USA Wisconsin – Tomczak
  9. USA-Wisconsin – Vogt

2022 Program + People's Choice Vote

Vote for People’s Choice + download your program guide for the 2022 International Snow Sculpture Championships presented by Toyota to discover the meaning of each sculpture, a detailed schedule and a historic look at 31 years of snow sculpting history.

People’s Choice Voting Starts:  January 26 @ noon
People’s ChoiceVoting Closes:  January 29 @ 2:00pm

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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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