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Day 2: Work in progress at Breckenridge, Colorado Int'l Snow Sculpture Championships

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Real Estate Agent with Colorado Mountain College

Breckenridge, Colorado hosts the 18th annual International Snow Sculpture Championships. Sixteen teams from nine countries have 65 total hours to create these amazing, but temporary, works of art. Temporary because they melt. (Actually, they'll be bulldozed long before they have a chance to melt, but the promo piece for the event describes it as "an art gallery that melts.") 

Day 2, Wednesday morning, January 23, 2008. See my earlier post showing the pre-contest setup.

They started with 10x10x12 foot blocks of snow on Tuesday. By day 2, some teams have progressed more than others.

Here is Team China's sculpture so far:

  

This guy is really getting into it...

 

 Team Mexico shows off their plans to some visiting preschoolers:

Team Lithuania has the snappiest jackets... 

 The Lithuanians have their work cut out fot them. Note the small model sitting on the bucket at lower left. This will be a great piece of art if they can make it happen...

Something swirly from Minnesota? We'll see soon...

Another fine effort, partially done. Note the floodlights. Friday night will be an all-nighter, leading up to the Saturday morning finish. 

Could it be?! A RE/MAX balloon?? We shall see. 

And how about our beautiful blue skies? Great day to hit the slopes, just a block away. 

More tomorrow.

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Steve Scheer
Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers - Highlands Ranch, CO
Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
This is looking great so far, keep us posted.
Jan 26, 2008 08:31 AM
Jennifer Allan
Jennifer Allan, Inc. - Denver, CO

Isn't this cool?! When I lived in Steamboat, we had something similar and it was always so festive.

Looking forward to updated pics.

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

Denver Real Estate, Highlands Ranch Real Estate, Steve Scheer

I'll have some more pictures up soon, Steve.

Jennifer Allan

Steamboat is also a really fun ski town. I've heard that their winter carnival is really something! Skijoring and everything. (Skijoring: a really wild sport involving a skier pulled by a horse, sometimes taking flight off of a ramp. On Main Street!) I wish we had more of THAT in Breck! Leadville does it too, not far from here.

Jan 27, 2008 11:58 AM
Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
I think Rolanda is enjoying living in Breck!
Jan 28, 2008 06:02 AM
Rolo Cuadrado
Colorado Mountain College - Frisco, CO

Dena Stevens~Southern Colorado Realtor

You betcha, Dena. Loving every minute of it! Thanks for stopping by.

Jan 28, 2008 07:40 AM