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These International Snow Sculptures Put Your Snowman to Shame

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By Greg Seals
January 27, 2013 at 6:19 pm



The 23rd annual International Snow Sculpture Championships was held in Breckenridge, Colorado, this past Saturday. This isn’t a competition for just anyone who’s sculpted a lopsided snowman with some clumps of grass and dirt lodged in the torso. You’ve gotta be able to roll some pretty big balls to keep up with the 15 international teams who were invited to participate.

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championship
(Nathan Bilow / AP Images for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber)

Pete Lucchetti, captain of Team USA / Alaska, preparing to motorboat those sweet snow pillows he sculpted.

Pete Lucchetti
(Nathan Bilow / AP Images for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber)

Team Iceland inside their 12 foot tall sculpture called Lopapeysa, meaning stereotypical sweater. The sculpture also serves as Bjork’s winter time home.

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championship
(Nathan Bilow / AP Images for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber)

Team Great Britain / Wales were inspired by the nightmares of children.

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championship
(Nathan Bilow / AP Images for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber)

Team Canada / Yukon was captioned by Don Watt’s majestic moustache.

Don Watt
(Nathan Bilow / AP Images for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber)

Anheuser-Busch and their frost brews sponsored the competition.

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championship
(Nathan Bilow / AP Images for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber)

Team Australia peeks their heads of their sculpture inspired by an Emu egg.

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championship
(Nathan Bilow / AP Images for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber)

Team China’s entry took a note from Disney’s It’s a Small World ride.

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championship
(Nathan Bilow / AP Images for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber)

The Mongolian Warriors sculpture points the way to the closest P.F. Changs.

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championship
(Nathan Bilow / AP Images for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber)

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championship
(Nathan Bilow / AP Images for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber)

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championship
(Nathan Bilow / AP Images for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber)

SEE MORE:
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Weather Channel Dude Enjoys Himself Some Thundersnow
Watch This Pedestrian Walkway in Turkey Collapse Under Heavy Snow

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