Breckenridge Snow Sculptures Jan 24-Feb 2

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Breckenridge International Snow Sculptures
Come on up this week to enjoy one of the most unique events you will see anywhere. Mega blocks of snow are transformed into delicate works of art. Carving begins Tuesday at 11am. Judging is Saturday at 9am. Come watch the process, each day brings out more detail of each sculpture. I will have a time lapse on my Facebook page revealing the Team Breck's sculpture as it comes to life; Go Big in Breckenridge.

See 15 years of Breckenridge Sculpting History

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    • Shaping the Block-Click the pictures for video. In the beginning saws, barbed wire and crowbars are used to get the general dimensions. No power tools are allowed. Some of the trim is actually cut down, shaped and reattached as detail later on.
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    • Getting in the rough design-Smaller tools like hole saws and ice chippers bring the sculpture to it's fruition. Even though it looks great it is far from done.

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    • Final Stages-The detail takes many hours. Long after most of us would say "good enough" these guys spend the night before the judging, in near zero temperatures, putting on the final touches. Sandpaper, dental tools, ice picks, spray bottles. Whatever it takes.

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    • Fire!-In conjunction with the Snow Sculptures the Breckenridge Arts District puts the yang to the ying on display, the Fire Arts Festival. The fire sculptures will be on display on Ridge and Washington St. beginning Thursday evening with Joshua Birkmaier & Caitlin Morris.

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