"Team Canada-Quebec created a sculpture that demonstrates all virtues of carving snow: clean execution, anatomically correct figures and animals, texture, balance and more," said Jenn Cram, judge coordinator for the 22nd annual International Snow Sculpture Championships and Arts District administrator for the Town of Breckenridge. The team won the competition over the weekend with its sculpture, "Great Expectations," topping a field of fifteen other competitors.
Each team in the competition started with a twenty-ton block of snow and had 65 hours over five days to complete their sculptures.
Via Breckenridge Resort Chamber:
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Team Germany won second with "Dancing Screens," an ambitious and superbly executed piece that rendered harmony within an imbalance of angles. Team Baltic (Latvia/Estonia) won third with "Discover the Edge of the World," which used flowing lines to create 360-degree interest.
The sculptures will remain on display at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge though February 5.
Images below courtesy of Carl Scofield and the Breckenridge Resort Chamber: