Breckenridge Int'l Snow Sculpture Championships start tomorrow

Real Estate Agent with Colorado Mountain College

The 18th annual Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2008.

Teams from nine countries will compete. They get 65 hours to carve a 10'x10'x12' block of snow into a beautiful work of art. Carving starts Tuesday, goes all day Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and then all night on Friday night, ending at 10am Saturday. 

 These blocks of snow were built over several days last week. Local residents helped stomp the snow into wood forms, which are then removed.

 Sixteen teams from none countries will compete.

This is a lonely block on the Blue River Plaza on Main Street, a short walk from where the rest of the blocks are. I don't yet know who will carve this one.


Comments (12)

Michelle DeRepentigny
Success Realty - Athens, GA
Broker Athens, GA
This sounds like alot of fun.  Please post pictures of the finished works when they are done!  We got our whole 0.5 inch of snow in Georgia this week - it's a little hard to do anything with that but play and get wet. ;)
Jan 21, 2008 06:06 AM
Rolo Cuadrado
Colorado Mountain College - Frisco, CO

Michelle DeRepentigny, Success Realty *Real Estate Broker * Athens, GA

Yes Michelle, fun and hard work, mixed with lots of partying and good times. These folks are real pros at this. I will post pictures of the finished snow sculptures this weekend, and maybe some "work in progress" shots before that. Thanks for visiting.

Jan 21, 2008 06:12 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
Looks like it should be fun.  I need to send to my son who is headed off skiing somewhere in CO this week.  We used to ski every year at Brekenridge and Keystone.  Miss the winter wonderland!
Jan 21, 2008 06:47 AM
Rolo Cuadrado
Colorado Mountain College - Frisco, CO

Cindy Jones-Offering Real Estate Service for the 21st Century in Northern VA

Time for another visit soon Cindy! Your son picked a great week to ski, no matter where he is in Colorado. Tons and tons of snow all over the state.

Jan 21, 2008 06:54 AM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
Rolando- Awesome photos! I have seen some gorgeous ice sculptures on the Disney Cruise line. Make sure to take the finished photos for us to see. Katerina
Jan 21, 2008 06:26 PM
Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004

This is always so COOL!

Jan 22, 2008 05:04 AM
Steve Scheer
Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers - Highlands Ranch, CO
Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
Rolando, This is one of the best organized events in Summit County in my opinion. 
Jan 22, 2008 12:37 PM
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
I look forward to seeing the "after" photos!
Jan 22, 2008 01:17 PM
Rolo Cuadrado
Colorado Mountain College - Frisco, CO

Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors® Wellington Florida Luxury Homes

I'd like to see Disney Cruise Line do some 12-foot SNOW sculptures!



Jan 23, 2008 02:26 AM
Rolo Cuadrado
Colorado Mountain College - Frisco, CO

Dena Stevens~Southern Colorado Realtor

Cool is right. And sometimes downright COLD!

Jan 23, 2008 02:27 AM
Rolo Cuadrado
Colorado Mountain College - Frisco, CO

Denver Real Estate, Highlands Ranch Real Estate, Steve Scheer

You're right Steve. Very well organized and promoted. Lots of corporate sponsors and community support. And the visitors love it.

Jan 23, 2008 02:28 AM
Rolo Cuadrado
Colorado Mountain College - Frisco, CO

Margaret Woda, Maryland REALTOR

Stay tuned Margaret. I'll post some "during" and some "after" pics. Thanks for your interest.

Jan 23, 2008 02:29 AM