If your looking for a short getaway from Denver, how about going to see the snow sculptures in Breckenridge. I had a couple of friends go last weekend and they said it was amazing. After seeing pictures, I want to go.
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About the 2012 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships
We welcome visitors from beginning to the end of this FREE event (January 22 - February 3, 2013). Artists sculpt from Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. until Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., judging is at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013, the awards ceremony is at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013 and sculptures will remain standing weather permitting until the night of Sunday, February 3, 2013.
[ townofbreckenridge.com ]
And the winner is...
This year's first place winner of both the Artist's and People's Choice Awards was Team Mongolia, whose "Mongolian Warriors" sculpture depicted life-like 13th-century warriors and their horses striding out of a solid 20-ton block base of snow.
[ Huffington Post ]
Just a short drive away from Denver, it sounds like a lot fun. You can still see the sculputres through this weekend, Feb. 3. For details, click here.