In January, 2020 the picturesque town of Breckenridge played host to the world reknowned International Snow Sculpture Championships for it’s 30th consecutive year where 16 teams gathered from around the world to hand-carve 20-ton blocks of snow into enormous, intricate works of art using only hand-tools and their imaginations. And on Saturday, January 25th, the winners were annonced.
Taking home first place (for the second year in a row) was Mexico with their sculpture named “Greed.” A gluttonous king sitting upon a pile of food while simultaneously devouruing it, the work was meant to remind us all that “there is a thin line between wanting more and having enough.”
The Silver medal was presented to team Great Britain for their amusing sculpture, “Nice to Meet Your” which depicted two playful pups “greeting” each other in true doggy fashion…
And, finally, the Bronze medal winners for their “Duality of the Soul” sculpture were the American team from Wisconsin. The artwork presented a dual-faced deity mean to “represent the duality within all of us.”
While the town of Breckenridge is planning to downsize the competition to just one sculpture in 2021, due to the planned closure of the South Gondola Parking Lot, the popular event is promised to return to it’s normal format in 2022. While admittedly still “mulling over” their options for 2021, the town says current plans involve bringing several builders together to construct one large sculpture that will be titled “World Piece.”
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