10 Dec 2019
Each year, locals and visitors alike flock to Breckenridge to enjoy the snow and the slopes. As a thank you to mother nature for delivering the white stuff, Breckenridge throws the biggest party this side of the Continental Divide. Honoring Ullr, the Norse God of snow and ski, thousands celebrate by raising a glass, showing off their creativity, and then lighting the Christmas tree (although maybe not how you think.)
Kick-off the party by registering to participate in the World’s Longest Shotski Record-Breaking Attempt. What’s a ‘shotski’? Long a staple in ski houses, a shotski is created by attaching several shot glasses to a retired ski. With a participant at each shot glass, the shot ski must be ‘shot’ together or risk spilling the contents in the glass. Help set the record – 1,300 shot glasses strong! – by registering to be a part of it. $10 ticket goes to Breckenridge Mountain Rotary.
The main event of Ullr Fest is an homage to snow and the winter that brings it! The parade down Main Street isn’t your typical parade. With mobile ski jumps, roving hot tubs, and more Viking hats than worn by the actual Vikings, the parade is not to be missed. This is a free event and fun for all ages.
Once the sun goes down, head to the Ullr Bonfire at the South Gondola Lot. A tradition carried on from the beginning, last year’s Christmas trees are burned as a sacrifice to the Norse God. Having dried for over a year, the bonfire is BIG and inspires merriment throughout the town.
Closeout the weekend with a show by The Wood Brothers, an American folk trio, at the Riverwalk Center. Standing room only – this show will sell out.
Come celebrate and toast to Ullr and maybe it will snow a whole lot more for another epic season in Summit County. Book your River Ridge Rentals lodging today and start planning your own homage to Ullr!