It's time again for Snow Sculptures!

In Breckenridge each year, blank canvases 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.
In its 17th year, artists from all over the world will come together to present intricate, awe-inspiring snow sculptures. These artists will carve twenty-ton, 12-foot-tall blocks of snow into pieces of art using only their creativity, inspiration, own two hands and permitted hand tools.

I have been lucky enough to preview the designs for some of these sculptures - wait until you see the Breck Team's - it's called "Wheee!" and it's a roller coaster - don't know how they are going to pull it off - but knowing those guys - they will!

There are great lodging packages out there if you are coming into town - ResortQuest has one of the best deals in Breckenridge - with 50% off your lodging PLUS two free snow proof cameras to get pictures of these masterpieces! Visit Breckenridge Lodging for the details.

The 2007 Snow Sculpting Teams are:
Team Breckenridge
Team Canada
Team Idaho
Team Czech Republic
Team Alaska
Team Mexico
Team New York
Team Oregon
Team Wisconsin
Team Switzerland
Team Turkey
Team Wisconsin
Team Minnesota
Team Canon City

For more information on the Budweiser Select International Snow Sculpture Championships, call 800-936-5573.

Event Details

*Sculpting concludes on Saturday, January 27th at 10 a.m. and there will be an awards ceremony at the Riverwalk Center at 3 p.m. that same day. Sculptures may be viewed at any time – day or night – during sculpting week and viewing week. Viewing week is January 28th – February 4th (weather and safety dependant).

*Each 4-person team carves a unique sculpture, often times depicting a team’s culture or heritage. There will be a total of 14 teams competing at the 2007 Championships, represeting ten different countries. Only hand tools are allowed in the competition; no power tools or colorants may be used.

*On January 27th, a panel of artists will make awards to the top four teams on the basis of theme, style and technique. The sculptors will also learn which team has been selected as People’s Choice, Kids’ Choice and Artists’ Choice. See you there!

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