The International Snow Sculpture Championships

12.13.2018 / Nicole DeCesare, Updated 12.5.2022 / Lauren Parker


Every year, snow sculptors from all over the world come to Breckenridge to compete in the International Snow Sculpture Championships. This year, 16 teams will travel to Breckenridge from January 23-27, 2023, to compete for the gold medal. Witness these talented artists transform 20-ton blocks of snow into MASSIVE works of art! The teams will be sculpting throughout the 5 days and viewing is open to the public during this time.




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The Riverwalk Center

150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO 80424



Sculpting Week | Jan 23-27, 2023

Sculpting Starts: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023 (with a canon start)

Sculpting Ends: 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2023

Viewing Week | Jan 27-Feb 1, 2023

Nightly ISSC Lightshow: The sculptures will be illuminated from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. throughout viewing week.

Viewing Ends: 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. At this time the event site will close and the Sculptures will be taken down.


Nothing – that’s right… it’s FREE!

The International Snow Sculpture Championships Presented by Toyota is a free event open to the general public.

Cast your vote anytime during sculpting week by texting the code of your favorite sculpture. More details can be found at each sculpture.

There is free parking available at the parking lot off of Airport Road (with free transportation to the event from 10 am – 6 pm).  The closest lot to the event is F-lot, but you will need to pay. You could also catch a Free Ride from our public transportation system from anywhere in town. Click here for a helpful guide on how to get around Breckenridge.

Yes. The International Snow Sculpture Championships Presented by Toyota is a pet-friendly event. We ask that you help keep it that way by keeping pets on-leash and away from the snow sculptures.

Check out our current lodging special here for a great deal!


Sculpture Viewing: 

  • The sculptures will be on display 24 hours of the day.
  • If you plan to visit the sculptures on Saturday, January 28, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., you will need to reserve your viewing time. Availability is limited, but your entry will still be free of charge.

Awards Ceremony: 

  • The announcement of the 32nd International Snow Sculpture Championship will take place Friday, January 27 at 6 p.m. Door will open at the Riverwalk Center at 5:30 p.m. This is free to the public and will not require tickets.