The weather cooperated (for snow sculpting) last week, and locals and visitors alike were again greeted to some amazing works of art courtesy of the numerous international teams here in Breck for the big event. With smaller sculptures on display in Blue River Plaza and on the snow-covered Riverwalk Center lawn, visitors who were not even aware of the event were easily drawn in and captivated by the unique sculptures.
All last week, the teams were hard at work transforming the 10′x10′ blocks of compacted snow into their own interpretations. As I walked through the Riverwalk Center parking lot (where the snow sculptures are located), it was pretty interesting to see all of the different tools and implements the teams would be using to help carve and sculpt the blocks of hard snow in to their finished products. This was especially evident last Friday and Saturday, in the final hours of the competition, as teams would be out putting on their final touches and details on their works of art, not unlike how a finish carpenter is brought in to put the last touches on some hand-crafted woodwork.