Ullr Fest

Ullr Fest

Late January to early February
A winter festival in Breckenridge, Colo., this celebration recognizesUllr, the Norse god of winter and a stepson of Thor. Highlights are a parade, skiing and other sporting events, and a snow sculpture championship.
CONTACTS:
Breckenridge Resort Chamber
311 S. Ridge St.
P.O. Box 1909
Breckenridge, CO 80424
888-251-2417 or 970-453-2913; fax: 970-453-7238
www.gobreck.com
SOURCES:
DictFolkMyth-1984, p. 1148
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He started the Ullr Fest tradition in this area, where people burn wooden skis in hopes the Norse god of winter, Ullr, will bring more snow.
Snow carving in Breckenridge began as a local pastime during the town's winter carnival - Ullr Fest - in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
IF you're visiting in January try to make the town's week-long Ullr Fest celebrating the Norse God of Snow.
On our last day we had the honour as "visiting celebrities from England" of judging the Ullr Fest parade.
10 - Ullr Fest parade and town bonfire: The centerpiece of the week, the Ullr Fest parade showcases Breckenridge's style of wild winter fun - past floats have included dogsled teams, hot tubs, a ski jump and more.
Colorado Ski Country USA, Vail Mountain, Eldora Mountain Resort, Steamboat Ski Resort and Breckenridge's Ullr Fest turn 50.