SUMMIT COUNTY — In Breckenridge, snow isn’t just for skiing. Each winter, teams of artists from all over the world converge on the Colorado mountain town to shape massive blocks of snow into ephemeral works of art outside the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center.
The 2011 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships began January 17 with a technical week, as local volunteers helped create the blocks of snow. The sculpting begins Jan. 25 with a shotgun start and continues through Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.
Often, the teams work through the chilly, wee hours of the morning on the last night of the competition to put the finishing touches on their sculptures. The award ceremony is Jan. 30 at 3:30 p.m.
Get more information at the Town of Breckenridge snow sculpture website and enjoy the photos from last year’s event in the daily photoblog.
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