Showing posts with label Breckenridge. Show all posts
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Thursday, January 13, 2022

International Snow Sculpture Championships Returns to Breckenridge

The 31st annual International Snow Sculpture Championships presented by Toyota will return to Breckenridge from Jan. 24 - Feb. 2, 2022. Teams of sculptors from around the world will descend on Breckenridge to carve 12-foot-tall, 20-ton blocks of man-made snow into intricate works of art.

Breckenridge is delighted to be able to host sculpting teams from around the world, including Ecuador, Germany, Mexico and the USA. The United States teams include Breckenridge, Wisconsin (3), New York and Colorado.

Teams will sculpt around the clock during the carving week from Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. - Jan. 28 at 9 a.m., to create a temporary outdoor art gallery in historic downtown. Sculptors bring their ideas to life using only hand-tools.

Finished sculptures can be enjoyed during the viewing week, Jan. 28 - Feb. 2. Sculptures will be illuminated nightly with an ever-changing lighting display. Spectators can show support for their favorite sculpture with the People’s Choice Vote online at GoBreck.com/vote. People’s Choice Voting will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29.

First, second, third, People’s Choice and Artists’ Choice will be presented to the winners at the awards ceremony on Friday, Jan. 28, inside the Riverwalk Center. The ISSC awards ceremony is free and open to the public. All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination upon entry. 

As pandemic precautions continue to evolve, all events are subject to change per Summit County and Colorado Public Health orders. Visitors should review the most up-to-date COVID public health protocols before arrival at GoBreck.com/ISSC.

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 while viewing the sculptures, pedestrian walkways will be one-way, and 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 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. online at GoBreck.com/ISSC

Monday, March 17, 2014

Breckenridge Ski Resort Announces Concert Series Lineup for Spring Fever Festival

Breckenridge Ski Resort has announced the band lineup for this year’s free Bud Light Concert Series as part of Breck’s annual Spring Fever Festival. Widely recognized as the biggest Spring party in the Rocky Mountain region, Breck Spring Fever this year features over 40 events taking place from March 22-April 27, closing day.

The Bud Light Concert Series brings the party to Breck with four concert days of big-name national acts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons on the mountain.

All concerts will be FREE to the public and will take place on a specially-constructed stage on the snow just outside One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort, at the base of Peak 8, from 2-5 p.m. on each concert date.

“We’re extremely excited to be able to bring our guests another unbeatable lineup of live national acts to celebrate the end of ski season this year,” said Kieran Cain, Breck’s director of marketing. “At Breck, we always aim to end ski season with a bang. We couldn’t be more thrilled about the great mix of headliners that we’re bringing in this year, which will give all our guests just that much more reason to come visit one more time before the end of the season.”

Monday, March 10, 2014

Breckenridge Announces Plans to Extend Ski Season

Good news for local gay skiers and snowboarders wanting to get in a few more hours on the slopes before heading to OutBoard 2014. Breckenridge Ski Resort officials announced last week that they will extend the resort’s ski season by one additional week, from Monday, April 21 through Sunday, April 27, due to a deep snow pack and terrific conditions that can be expected at Breck’s elevation in the spring. In January, Breck was the snowiest resort in the U.S. and has received more than 28 feet of snow so far this season.

During the past two years Breck has extended their regular season with extra weekends tacked on, and with this year’s significant snowfall, resort officials made the decision to include the extra weekdays as well.

“It’s been such an amazing season for snowfall in Breck that even with a month and a half to go in the regular season, we are confident that we will be able to offer terrific conditions in the extended week,” said Pat Campbell, executive vice president and COO at Breckenridge Ski Resort. “This additional week will be a great way for us to thank our loyal passholders, our locals, and our destination visitors, who now will have the option to book their spring vacations the week after Easter as well.”

Breck will open three of the resort’s signature peaks during the extended week, Peaks 6, 7 and 8, with Rip’s Ride, 5 Chair, Colorado SuperChair, T-bar, Imperial SuperChair, Independence SuperChair, Zendo Chair, and Kensho SuperChair all slated for operation. In past years’ extended seasons, only terrain on Peak 8 was open. This year’s package will give guests another chance to be able ski or ride Breck’s newly-added terrain, Peak 6, during the final days of its inaugural season.