Top Winter Events in Breckenridge

By: Tor Linzee // 9-4-19

Winter weather is still a few months out, but now is the time to plan your vacation and come to Breckenridge for one of these classic winter events. 

Buzz is building for the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Although summers in Breckenridge are truly amazing, Summit County and its four world-class ski areas really come to life in the winter. Here are the top major events to get excited about this season:

Breckenridge Ski Resort Opening Day

11/8/19

Opening day is always a thrill around here, but even more so this year as the base area at Peak 8 will now feature all of the new Grand Colorado Building 3 amenities. Here’s hoping this season shapes up like last ski season!

The Lighting of Breckenridge and Running of the Santas

12/7/19Breckenridge transforms into a winter wonderland with a Main Street Santa Race, caroling in Blue River Plaza and visits with Santa himself as he arrives via horse-drawn carriage for the lighting of the town tree.

Ullr Fest

12/11 – 12/15/19 

New this year, Ullr Fest will be celebrated in December instead of January. The weeklong celebration of all things winter peaks with the rowdy Ullr Parade down Main Street on Thursday, December 12. More than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts fill the streets cheering on crazy float participants skiing off jumps and gliding through town in hot tubs. Join us in giving thanks to Ullr, the Norse god of snow.

International Snow Sculpture Championships

1/20 – 1/29/20

International Snow Sculpture ChampionshipsWatch as 10-foot-tall 20-ton blocks of snow are transformed into incredible frozen works of art. Using only hand tools, 16 teams from around the globe create detailed sculptures over the course of a week. The International Snow Sculpture Championship is a signature Breckenridge winter event drawing thousands to witness the impressive spectacle.