Breckenridge snow sculpting, day 3: Taking shape …

The final stages of this year's snow sculpture championships in Breckenridge will coincide with a full moon. Be sure to make the trek to the Riverwalk Center to view the finished art work Saturday evening.

Victory ... but don't stop fighting!

SUMMIT COUNTY — What a difference 24 hours makes.  Wednesday, there were only rough outlines and shadowy shapes. Today, finite angles, curves and lines started to appear  from the great blocks of snow lined up outside the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center.

A massive reindeer head carved by a Chinese team as part of their Happy Herder sculpture; a group of western chorus frogs taking shape under the skilled hands of a team of Idaho artists; a powerful hand, two fingers spread in the universal gesture of peace  … or in this case “Victory,” as depicted by the Lithuanian team to express the fragility of victory and the need to keep fighting for what has been gained.

Art and mountain culture can transcend political and ideological boundaries, and the 2010 Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships are a living expression of those ideals.

We’ve updated our photoblog with some fresh images at this link.

Click here for official event information.

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2 Responses

  1. Great photos, Bob! John is judging for the 3rd year — a great honor. It would be fun to do an informal survey to see which sculpture is the fav amongst your readers.

  2. Great idea, when they’re done, I’ll take a pic of each one and post ‘em in a separate place with a poll!

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