The 2008 Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Competition

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The starting block - all the teams start with the same size cube of snow.
The 2008 Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Competition, held in my hometown of Breckenridge Colorado.  Teams from around the world carve a sculpture out of a 10x10x12 block of snow and compete for various awards.  This is the second year that I have been here for this event, and like last year I volunteered a few hours here and there to help with the event.  As of February 3rd, all but one of the sculptures are still standing.  The Team Germany sculpture collapsed about 2 hours after judging finished.  They were fortunate to have remained intact for the judging - they ended up winning 3rd place and the Artists' Choice award for having such a techincally difficult sculpture.  First place and the "People's Choice Award" went to Team China, who had only 2 sculptors on their team (most teams had 4 people working on the sculptures), Second place went to Team Yukon.  The "Kids Choice Award" went to Team Ontario.  I think that this year was even better than last year - the detail on the sculptures seemed much greater and overall they were more impressive.  The sculptures will be cleared out on Feb. 4th so that the area they are held in can return to its previous state as a parking lot.  Here are pictures of all the sculptures tho, so they can be remembered in all their glory.
TYoungTX says:
Great post! Thanks for sharing. My son is living in Alma this winter and working at the resort in Breck. I will have to see if he saw these sculptures!
Posted on: Feb 08, 2008
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The starting block - all the teams…
The starting block - all the team…
Team China - 1st place and Peoples…
Team China - 1st place and People…
Team China - 1st place and Peoples…
Team China - 1st place and People…
Team Yukon - 2nd place
Team Yukon - 2nd place
Team Yukon - 2nd place
Team Yukon - 2nd place
Team Germany - 3rd place, what the…
Team Germany - 3rd place, what th…
Team Germany - 3rd place, what the…
Team Germany - 3rd place, what th…
Team Lithuania
Team Lithuania
Team Loveland, Colorado
Team Loveland, Colorado
Team Mexico City, Mexico
Team Mexico City, Mexico
Team Minnesota
Team Minnesota
Team Minnesota
Team Minnesota
Team Netherlands
Team Netherlands
Team New York
Team New York
Team New York
Team New York
A Lemondade stand complete with ic…
A Lemondade stand complete with i…
Team Breckenridge
Team Breckenridge
Team Breckenridge
Team Breckenridge
Team Colima, Mexico
Team Colima, Mexico
Team France
Team France
Team France
Team France
Team Ontario - Kids Choice Award w…
Team Ontario - Kids Choice Award …
Team Spain - the ironic sculpture
Team Spain - the ironic sculpture
Team Vermont
Team Vermont
Team Wisconsin
Team Wisconsin
Team Wisconsin
Team Wisconsin
Thats me, self explanatory.
That's me, self explanatory.
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