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2013 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships

  • Jan 28, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Each year, blank canvasses of snow become works of art. From a whimsical bouquet of enormous flowers, to thought provoking abstract shapes, sculptors form these masterpieces before thousands of spectators over the course of five days in the heart of town. Let's check them out just as they're finished.  We'll browse the sculptures, do a little shopping and then meet for lunch around 12:00 noon.  After lunch, head home or browse more shops!  Check it out http://www.townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=1196

Carpooling: Meet at 8am at the Wooly Mammoth PnR, Section CC (across from the Conoco Station) where we'll form some carpools.  The parking lot is located at I70 West & Morrison, Exit 259.  Add a note to your RSVP (not the comments below) if you'll meet there to carpool so I'll know to expect you at 8am.

Parking in Breckenridge:  Look for signs directing you to various parking lots or find a space on the street.  Allow enough time to meet the group by 10am. 

Weather: This is a high alpine environment so please come prepared for cold weather.  It could be warm and sunny or very cold, so dress in layers and bring extra warm clothes, gloves, hat and high traction boots. 

Optional Lunch at the Breckenridge Brewery around 11:30-12noon.  They don't take reservations so I'll take a count and call ahead.  Add a note to your RSVP (not the comments below) if you want to join us for lunch.   

Check out the menu http://www.breckbrew.com/food/breckenridge-brewery-pub 

See you there!

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  • Alice P.

    Great. Sculptures were creative as usual. Really good turnout. Lunch was great with great conversation and comraderie.

    January 29, 2013

  • Cindy W.

    Fun day and the weather held for us. Thanks, Debbie.

    January 28, 2013

  • Sheila B

    Impressive.

    January 28, 2013

  • Debbie

    Wonderful day in Breckenridge even though the sculptures are melting! Fun lunch at the brewery and I found a new Croakie!

    January 28, 2013

  • Joyce

    I'm leaving a little later than I meant to. Will be there unless I chicken out on way up, but may miss you at the visitor center.

    January 28, 2013

  • Debbie

    Cotrip.org reports dry roads with the exception of near the tunnel - icy spots. Only drive if you feel comfortable driving in these conditions:-)

    January 28, 2013

  • Marty

    I'm chickening out because of the weather forecast. I was really looking forward to the trip, but I am not good at driving (or being a passenger) in a lot of snow. Enjoy the trip, you intrepid travelers! Hope to join you next year.

    January 28, 2013

  • Scott D.

    Weather reports indicate a lot of snow in the mountains. I get too nervous to drive in snow in the mountains and so, with disappointment, I must decline attendance this time. I was looking forward to it and hope we'll do it next year.

    January 28, 2013

  • Debbie

    HEADS UP! Whether you're meeting at the carpool location or in Breckenridge - Meet the group at 10am in front of the Breckenridge Visitor Center at 203 S Main Street. There are bathrooms downstairs of the center if needed. We'll try to stay together as a group, but if we get separated, meet at the Breckenridge Brewery around 11:30 so we can get a big table upstairs. See you there!

    January 26, 2013

    • Pam S.

      Thank you!

      January 27, 2013

  • Faye M.

    I will meet at the car pool location and stay for lunch as well.

    January 26, 2013

  • MAGDALENA C.

    Carpool and lunch please!!!!
    Thanks

    January 26, 2013

  • Wendi F.

    Carpool and lunch

    January 26, 2013

  • Pam S.

    Susan and I would like to join the group for lunch. Where in town are we meeting at 10?

    January 25, 2013

  • Debbie

    Wooly Mammoth parking lot is located on the west side of Denver at Interstate 70 and Morrison, Exit 259. The actual address is 18560 US Highway 40, Golden, CO 80401. Meet in Section CC across from the Conoco Station.

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be going from Aurora. If anyone is interested in carpooling let me know. I have a small SUV; seats 5 including myself.

    November 18, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Esther, I'm at Parker and Arapahoe Rds. and would like to carpool if you're still offering. Tell me where to meet, the time, and if you have signed up for lunch in Breck. Thanks

      January 23, 2013

  • Joyce

    I will not carpool afterall, since I am not coming back to Denver afterwards. I will plan on meeting the group at the sculptures at 10:00 and having lunch.

    January 22, 2013

  • Debbie

    If you can't make a weekday, there are at least a couple other meetups attending this same event, but on a weekend. Check out Denver Friendship One and Denver Photo Hikes.

    January 16, 2013

    • Kathy

      Friendship One is scheduled for Jan. 27th @ 11:30 am

      January 22, 2013

  • Scott D.

    I can take four others. I'd like to have lunch, but will return after. Can anyone advise where Wooly Mammoth PnR is in Morrison?

    January 21, 2013

    • Lonnie

      Sorry, Debbie, but let me still suggest a subtle, but important, clarification. We take exit 259 from westbound I-70, but that does not put us at Morrison Road; it puts us at a stoplight with a road to Morrison (county highway 93) going south and Highway 40 going north. The road called Morrison Road accesses Morrison from the northeast and does not intersect I-70. Another tricky factor is that the I-70 sign for exit 259 does say "Morrison."

      January 22, 2013

    • Debbie

      Thanks Lonnie for clarifying the directions when coming from the south. I appreciate your feedback!

      January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will stay for lunch

    January 22, 2013

  • Diane C.

    Lunch and carpool

    January 20, 2013

  • Gary M.

    I will join in for lunch

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I agree with Linda's post.

    November 18, 2012

  • Linda

    Too bad it's on a Monday...those of us who still work have a hard time with so many week-day meet-ups.

    November 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too bad I'll be out of town. This sounds so fun. Hope everyone has a great time.

    November 16, 2012

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