EACH YEAR at about this time, the people of one of America’s highest ski towns get together to celebrate the thing that’s brought them there: snow. Named for the Norse god of snow, Ullr Fest involves several days of parties, parades, and feats of winter endurance. It’s one of the few things in town, apart from the 5 peaks of Breckenridge Ski Resort, that unites locals and visitors, and definitely should not be missed if you’re lucky enough to be in Breck in early January.
Here are some images from Ullr Fest 2014, which wrapped up just a few days ago. The theme of the fest was “It’s an Ullympic Year,” looking ahead to next month’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.