2013 International Snow Sculpture Championships

The 23rd Annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado is always a fun January activity.

Still in a drought this winter, the Town seemed strange with dry streets.

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Downtown Breckenridge -- where's the snow?!

Mike & Susan with 10' x 10' x 12'  block of snow

We arrived the day before the judging and watched the sculptors put on the finishing touches, a process that went on all night.

All the competition's sculptures start out as a 20 ton block of packed snow supplied by the Town.

Team USA-Alaska sculpture in progress

Steve, Lauren, and Susan trying to stay warm

The Budweiser sponsor sculpture

Steve and Lauren cooked a nice baked salmon dinner and we stayed over to see the completed works in the morning.

Yum, salmon by Steve and Lauren!

The Breckenridge Team entry

The Chinese Team entry

Steve and Susan having fun with the Wales Team entry

Canada-Yukon Entry

The Mongolian team won!

The winning Mongolian Team entry

Mongolian Sculpture detail

If you want to mark your calendars for 2014, the contest will be held January 21 - Feb 2!

Icy fun for kids of all ages!

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