Winter is an incredible time to visit Colorado. Picture snowy mountain tops, cozy coffee shops serving hot cocoa and cappuccinos, crackling fireplaces, and a wide range of winter activities and events to enjoy. One of the most anticipated events of all is Ullr Fest, which takes place in Breckenridge every January. If you love skiing and celebrating with your loved ones, this is the perfect festival for you! Read on to learn more about what you can expect during the event and start planning your visit today.
Two Things You Need to Know About the ULLR Fest in Breckenridge
What Is the ULLR Fest?
To understand the tradition of ULLR Fest, you have to go back over 50 years. It all starts with the tale of a Norwegian man named Ullr who loved to ski. He used to travel through America on his skies and hunt for pleasure. Ullr’s travels finally brought him to Breckenridge, CO, where he made a home and blessed the town with snow every year. To thank Ullr for his gift, Breckenridge holds an annual festival in his honor. The community celebrates the God of Winter’s power in the hopes of experiencing another fun and snowy season. The first ULLR Festival took place in 1963, when locals partied and praised Ullr with gold coins, skiing, and beer.
What Can You Expect at the Festival
If you love wintertime and snow, then you’ll fit in with the crowd at ULLR Fest! Here, hundreds of visitors wear Viking hats and ski boots while enjoying the festivities of this marvelous event. Attend the Ullr Parade on Main Street where you’ll see more Vikings on floats, with some floats that have been turned into little ski ramps for kids. Then, warm up by the Ullr bonfire and brave the cold at the Ullr Ice Plunge. Other events include the Ullr Ball, a snow sculpting contest, the Ullympics, and a dating game! Check out the official schedule to discover even more activities.
Make Yourself at Home in a Bighorn Rental!
With so many rental options in Breckenridge, it can be difficult to decide where to stay. Our homes are special because of the unique character and charm they possess. You’re not just renting a house; you’re looking for your perfect home away from home! Luckily, we have a wide range of properties to fit your needs. Are you looking for a place near town or close to the lifts? How about somewhere near the lake? We’ve got it all! From cozy studios to five bedroom homes, you’re sure to find what you’re searching for.
If you want to stay close to ULLR Fest, we recommend booking our Cimarron Unit! This high-end condo is conveniently located in Breckenridge and can sleep up to six people. It features two comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, and a large deck with stunning views of the mountain. You won’t even need to drive to the festival! The Cimarron Condo is just minutes away from Main Street.