ResortQuest Breckenridge Blog,
Originally published Wednesday, December 29, 2010 —
January is not your ordinary month in Breckenridge. 2011 will be the start of a new year, with new opportunities and events you have to see! January brings in a month full of fun, frolicking and fabulous snow! Check out these events you won't want to miss! AND, get great lodging deals for the month of January with ResortQuest Breckenridge and Keystone!!!
January 9, 2011 kicks off Ullr Fest!
Ullr Fest is the now-infamous annual winter festival held in honor of the mythical Norse god of snow. In Norse mythology, Ullr (pronounced Oool-er), son of Sif and the stepson of Thor, the "God of Thunder," loved the cold and delighted in traveling over the country on his skis or skates. It is said that by paying yearly homage to him, Ullr will show his pleasure by granting much snowfall to those who praise him!
During Ullr Fest, which runs from January 9-15, you will see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders, Ullympic competitors flinging frying pans for prizes, and more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade chanting, "Ullr! Ullr! Ullr!" Watch as maniacal float participants ski off jumps on Main Street or glide along town in a hot tub. Book your lodging now to save up to 40% off!
Body Art Ball — January 11, 2011
Tuaca Liqueur announces it will bring the Body Art Ball Tour to eight cities for 11 shows, with the January 11 show in Breckenridge, sponsored in part by ResortQuest. A perfect blend of body art, drama and personality, this bold take on pop culture is a choreographed stage show featuring painted performers illustrating the transformation of the human body into a canvas. Produced by Dallas-based Chris and Candy Productions, visual artists convert performers into living, breathing works of art for a show that dazzles the audience with a sensual and sassy presentation to music and synchronized lights. The creators of the body art are abstract, airbrush or tattoo artists who bring to life body art as celebrated in today's pop culture. Visit www.tuacabodyartball.com for tickekts, venues and more information. Event attendees must be 21 and older. Tickets and proper ID must be presented at the door. Don't miss this unique event — book your lodging now and stay super close to the action.
Chilly Chili Cook Off — January 15, 2011
Cash prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded to the best chili in various categories at the Chilly Chili Cook-Off ,sponsored in part by ResortQuest. Sample all the chili you wish for $20 from 3-7pm at the Riverwalk Center in the heart of Breckenridge. Or, enter your best recipe for a chance to win. Book your lodging now to make sure you enjoy Ullr Fest and the Chili Cookoff!
Jan 25-Feb 6 — International Snow Sculpting Championships
Teams from around the world will arrive in Breckenridge for their 21st Festival, sponsored in part by ResortQuest. Artists come together to carve beautiful masterpieces from 20-ton blocks of snow. In just 65 hours, these enormous snow canvasses transform into three-dimensional works of art. These 12-foot blocks of snow are turned into expressive pieces of art using only the artists' two hands, creative vision and approved hand tools. From a whimsical bouquet of enormous flowers to thought-provoking abstract and sometimes gravity-defying shapes, sculptors form these creations before thousands of spectators over the course of five days at the Riverwalk Center. See the full event details, including sculpting and judging times! Book your lodging now to see how the global teams create their snow masterpieces!
Get to Breckenridge for an incredible January packed full of amazing events! Save up to 40% off your January lodging!