Freeze Frame

by Jerrod Cotosman

Colorado is the best place to live because you don’t have to spend the winter months hunkering down and waiting for spring. Sure, boarding and snowshoeing are favorites, but we’ve decided to focus on ice. So with apologies to Vanilla Ice and George “The Iceman” Gervin, here are some ice activities to consider this winter.

Sculptures in Breckenridge

Viewing January 30-February 7 – The International Snow Sculpture Championships end in late January and viewing for the public is open the week after. The sculptures are near the Riverwalk Center and showcase the creative talent of artists from around the world. The 2015 champion Lithuanian team created a depiction of Noah’s Ark floating on the clouds. After you are done, you can walk down to the original Breckenridge Brewery.

Nederland Frozen Dead Guy Days

March 11-13 – And now for something completely different at the tail end of winter. Sure, the ice involved is related to the cryogenically frozen corpse of a Norwegian, but where else can you find a parade of hearses and coffin races? Come for the macabre fun and the free music festival. A local brewery will be slinging suds!

Check out the rest of this story when Thirst Colorado Magazine hits the streets in January.

Frozen Dead Guy Days