Breckenridge Ullr Fest 2014
Ullr Fest. It is a week when the Town of Breckenridge is turned upside down and the party begins. It is the annual tradition of celebrating Ullr, the Norse god of snow. He was known to travel across the land on his skis and skates. The locals ask for the snow god to blanket the county with additional white, fluffy stuff. As you stroll through town, it is a common sight to see people wearing their Viking hats with horns.
Adventure Journal just published an article on “8 Awesome Traditional of Mountain Towns.” The great thing about living in a mountain town is that people come from all over the world with different traditions and festivities. Topping their list of great mountain traditions was Breckenridge’s Ullr Fest.
The festivities are from January 5th through the 11th, 2014. The week kicksoff with the crowning of the Ullr King and Queen. This will take place at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center from 6-9 p.m. Then on Monday, enjoy a family day of ice skating, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. End the day, cozy with hot chocolate, at the family-friendly bonfire at the Breckenridge Nordic Center. On Tuesday, join in on the wild, free Ullympics, which include the frying pan toss, group ski racing and ski boot relay. For the first time this year, KSMT will be hosting the “Breck’s Got Talent” on Wednesday. For more details on that event, please call 970.453.2234 x20. Thursday afternoon you have to block out. Join the locals and visitors as they line Main Street for the annual Ullr Fest Parade. The parade is full of floats that you would mostly likely not see anywhere else. In years past, floats have hot tubs, small ski jump, and dog sled teams. Following the parade will be the Town of Breckenridge bonfire. Feel free to bring your Christmas tree to recycle in the fire. Then wrap up your week of fun at the Comedy Night on Friday and the 2nd annual Ullr Classic Pond Hockey Tournament.
Thanks to all those that sponsor the week full of fun, including the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, Bud Light, KSMT 'The Mountain", The Breckenridge Ski Resort, Town of Breckenridge and Summit Daily News.
Hopefully all this partying and fun with bring some great snow for the rest of the ski season. This is an event worth coming to Breckenridge for! Check it out for yourself.