Let’s sculpt a 20 ton block of snow. January in Breckenridge, Colorado brings the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships.
We usually go to Breckenridge to see the finished sculptures. However, this year mom is not working as a tax preparer, so we can go more often. We watched the artists carve the 20 ton snow blocks.
When a team wants to compete here, they must submit a drawing of their sculpture and a description. These are displayed during the competition. Team Germany’s entry, Metanoia, represents the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self or way life.
Mongolia shows The Happiness of Family.
Motherhood is the most invaluable intervention for the personal developments and skills of any animal/person in the world. The sculpture reveals the moment in which a mother teaches her babies how to swim. Estonia sculpts Human Space.
This sculpture from Budweiser is not entered in the competition. There was no drawing or explanation, but maybe… This Bud’s for You.
Mongolia won the position of two sculptures.
The Lion and Butterfly was being created here. Team USA Wisconsin presents Dia de Muertos.
The sculpture represents the holiday of Mexican origin from October 31 through November 2, honoring and remembering those who have left this life. Team USA Vermont presents Rhonda and her Recycling Robo-Octopus.
We loved all of these sculptures. There are many more on display. The judging Saturday, January 30. The sculptures will be on display through Sunday, February 7, weather permitting. We hope you can go to Breckenridge to see these elaborate snow sculptures. While we were in Breckenridge, we saw the horse cart.
Also, near the Visitor’s Center, I sat on this wagon.
Humans cannot climb or sit on the wagon, but I, Zeb the Duck, am small enough that I was allowed to sit here. We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, love Breckenridge and hope to see you there to view the completed snow sculptures of the 26th Annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships.
One of these years, we need to head up there to see the sculptures, they look amazing!
We go most years. I never fail to be speechless at the finished work. Went a couple years ago when they were making snow blocks. Man made snow is loaded into forms and people get in and stomp on snow. This is the first year we saw sculpting in process. Hope to see the finished sculptures next week. Closer to you, I believe Cripple Creek is having ice sculptures in a week or two. Thanks for reading and commenting. Your rose photo is gorgeous!
Yes, we’ve thought about head ingredients up to Cripple Creek’s festival ⛄
We hate auto correct, obviously meant heading 😕
Lovely form of art and expression! Where I live now, we only get a half-inch of snow once in a blue moon 🙂
We do love to see snow, but not too much. In Denver when we get snow, it usually only lasts a couple days, but snow is readily available in the nearby mountains. These snow sculptures are fantastic. Thanks for reading and commenting
Know what you mean. After typing I am too often amazed by what was actually sent. If you get to Cripple Creek hope you post photos. Will try to get there, but never sure.