Top Winter Events in Breckenridge
Lauren Parker / November 4, 2022
If it isn’t the snowy mountains, the charming town, the delicious meals, or the many winter weather activities that are drawing you to Breckenridge, it must be one of these fantastic events. Are you on the fence about what dates to visit our town? Here are a few dates to steer you in the right direction.
Breckenridge Ski Resort Estimated Opening Day
November 9, 2022
We might not be the first mountain to open this season, but we are the most fun! Dust off your gear and celebrate the first day on the slopes for the 2022-2023 ski season. Check out our packing guide for a quick refresher on what to bring to the mountain. Grab your favorite costume or retro outfit, as the mountain will be covered in colorful skiers! We don’t like to take ourselves too seriously around here, and opening day is no exception. Still looking for a place to stay? Our top picks are true slopeside resorts like these!
*Date is subject to change.
The Lighting of Breckenridge and Running of the Santas
December 3, 2022
There is nothing quite as magical as watching thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the charming town of Breckenridge. This is the day we’ve all been waiting for-the day that truly begins the holiday season. Snow is falling, the mountain is covered in skiers, the restaurants are full, and people all over come to see Breckenridge transform into a real-life snow globe. Before the lighting, you’ll get to witness hundreds of Santas racing down Main Street.
December 8-11, 2022
At the 59th annual four-day Ullr fest, we’ll call on Ullr, the Norse god of snow, to ask for a great winter! Take part in or witness the world’s longest shotski “unofficial” world record-breaking attempt, and enjoy a Main Street Parade Thursday. Come back throughout the weekend for comedy night and community ice skating!
International Snow Sculpture Championships
January 27-February 1, 2022
Using only hand tools, sixteen teams from around the globe visit our quaint town of Breckenridge to create intricately carved sculptures in just five days. Watch as teams of four transform 10-foot-tall 25-ton blocks of snow into incredible frozen works of art. After 96 long hours of sculpting, the art pieces will be available for public viewing 24/7 until February 2nd at 7p.m.