Ever wanted to wear a Viking helmet and dance in the streets? Or maybe a polar plunge is more your style?
Good news! Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, CO gives you the chance to do all those things! For over 55 years, the folks in Breck have paid tribute to Ullr, the Norse god of snow. From the town-wide snow dance complete with a Main Street parade to the Ullr Ice Plunge, Ullr Fest is something you can't get just anywhere.
Ever wanted to be part of a world record? You can do that too - unofficially. Although Guinness doesn't recognize alcohol-related records, it hasn't stopped Breckenridge Distillery from trying. In 2018, shots were poured for 1,266 people on 422 skis that spanned 2,128.3 feet. That's longer than Main Street! Don't worry though, that's what U-turns are for!
The 2019 event takes place January 9-12.
If something a little artsy is more your scene, try the 29th Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships on January 21. Accomplished snow artists transform 25-ton blocks of snow into an outdoor art gallery. Five days and 65 hours of competition reveal some of the most beautiful pieces of art you've ever seen made from snow.