The snow is made right there in Breckenridge, transported to the Riverwalk Center and moved into molds ten feet wide on each side and twelve feet tall. "Volunteers stomp the snow down until the block is full, which makes a compact block of snow that the teams can then sculpt," explains Zerowin. (No power tools are allowed; all the sculptures are hand-carved.) And if you haven't seen the results in a few years, you'll notice that Breckenridge has added LED lights to the scenery, which make for lovely viewing after the sun goes down.
The sculpting will start today, and the sculptures will be on display through Thursday, February 5, weather permitting; viewing the process is free and open to the public. Visit www.gobreck.com for details.
Jan. 24-Feb. 4, 2012