Volunteers can get up close and personal during the International Snow Sculpture Championships
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 “Breckenridge: Volunteers wanted for snow-sculpting event”→
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.