BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (ABC/WTNH) — Snow sculptors from around the world gathered in Colorado for the 28th annual International Snow Sculpture Competition this past weekend.
Sixteen teams from around the globe competed for the gold medal. Each team began with a 12-foot, 50,000 pound block of snow. The teams worked on their masterpieces for an average of 60 hours for this competition.
What sets this competition apart from others like it around the world is that no power tools are permitted; just hand tools like saws, vegetable peelers, and chicken wire.
Team USA took the bronze medal this year for their piece entitled, “Dance Divine”. The silver medal went to team China for their sculpture called, “Thinker”.
The gold went to the Mongolian team for their piece entitled, “Secrets”. The artists said the piece depicted women and their secrets.
“Women talk about a lot of things, but they sometimes save their secrets. They save their secrets and mystery in their minds. It’s like a locked chest,” one team member said.