Once upon a time, the Norse winter god, Ullr (OOOL-er), was traveling around the Northern Hemisphere depositing snow, when he happened to find himself in the resort ski town of Breckenridge. Locals were pleased to receive Ullr’s gift of snow, and decided to celebrate each year to encourage even more snow on their scenic town and ski area.
During Ullr Fest, the local bars and restaurants enjoy offering games and specials to draw in the crowds, and there are numerous fun and sometimes a bit wild events all week. There are snowshoe and Nordic skiing events, the crowning of the King and Queen of Ullr, and a free ice-skating party at the indoor arena. But the fun really gets going at the Ullympics, when participate in strange and hilarious events. Sign up to be a part of the World’s Longest Shot Ski!
Finally, don’t miss the parade of floats down Main Street. You will see helmets with large horns, people dressed as Ullr, ski decorations and much more!