Posted on December 18, 2012 by Jenney
Volunteers can get up close and personal during the International Snow Sculpture Championships
Snow-stomping volunteers at work. Photo by Jenney Coberly.
By Summit Voice
BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO — This will be the 23rd year for the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, where artists will carve mammoth 22-ton monoliths of snow into breathtaking sculptures. The championships attract artists from diverse countries such as Russia, China, Japan, Morocco, Belize, Finland, France, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sweden, Mexico, Great Britain, Spain, Bulgaria and Canada.
The snow sculpture staff is looking for volunteers to help with snow stomping, office tasks, technical aid, merchandise sales, program distributors, and much more. Positions are available both indoors and outdoors. This is a great way to spend some quality time seeing how the giant blocks of snow are created, watching the sculptors in action, chatting with the crowd, or helping feed the artists. Continue reading
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Posted on January 29, 2012 by Jenney
Winners will be announced 3:30 pm. Sunday
Photos and story by Jenney Coberly
BRECKENRIDGE —The artists have completed their work, creating a series of stunning and memorable sculptures at this year’s competition in Breckenridge, with public voting continuing through 2 p.m. Sunday. The awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 pm, when the results of the formal judging, the People’s Choice, and the Kid’s Choice will be announced.
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Posted on January 24, 2012 by Jenney
Day one of the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships
Snow sculpting began Tuesday in the Riverwalk Center parking lot
Story and photos by Jenney Coberly
BRECKENRIDGE — At 11 a.m. on a snow showery Tuesday, the Riverwalk Center erupted into a flurry of activity as sculptors started work on the 20-ton monoliths of snow that had been brooding silently in the parking lot since the end of snow stomping last Thursday.
As the artists took axes and saws to the snow blocks to begin the rough work, chunks flew and littered the ground, where the growing piles were whisked away by a busy Bobcat loader. Sculpting will continue all day Wednesday, Thursday, and then through the night on Friday. Judging is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 28.
The first cut is the deepest ...
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