Winter weather is still a few months away but now is agreat time to plan your winter vacation and come to Breckenridge for one of these classic winter events. With winter season just around the corner people are starting to get excited for the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Although the summers in Breckenridge are truly amazing most agree that Breckenridge and Summit County come to life in the winter. It’s hard to disagree with that assessment with 4 world class ski areas all located in the same county!
As expected with winter being so amazing and exciting there are a ton of winter events that are happening throughout the season. Here is a breakdown of the some of the major events happening this winter in Breckenridge.
Breckenridge Ski Resort Opening Day, 11/8 – Opening day is always exciting, but even more so this year as the base area at Peak 8 will now feature all of the new ammenities offered by building 3 of the Grand Colorado on Peak 8. Here’s to hoping this season shapes up like last ski season!
Lighting of Breckenridge and Running of the Santas, 12/7 – Watch Breckenridge transform into a winter wonderland with a day of holiday festivities. Join in or cheer on hundreds of revelers dressed as Santa as they race down five blocks of historic Main Street, spread holiday cheer with caroling in the Blue River Plaza and watch as Santa arrives via horse-drawn carriage for the lighting of the town tree.
Ullr Fest, 12/11 – 12/15 – Yes those dates are correct, new for this year Ullr Fest will be celebrated in Decemebr instead of January. During Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, don’t be surprised to see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers as more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade and crazy float participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding along town in a hot tub. Join us to rejoice with Ullr the Norse god of snow. Ullr Fest is a weeklong winter festival with events for everyone including the Ullr Parade on Main Street Thursday, December 12th.
International Snow Sculpture Championships, 1/20 – 1/29 – Watch as 10 feet tall, 20 ton blocks of snow are transformed into amazing works of art using only hand tools. The incredible sculptures are created by teams from all over the world over the course of a week in January. The International Snow Sculpture Championship is the signature event in Breckenridge during the winter drawing thousands to witness the spectacle.