IT’s winter, Christmas is coming; obviously, it’s all about the snow, these days, Let’s not focus on bad things and terrible events; let’s just act like kids for a while and remember the magical power of this unque weather phenomena. Snow can completely transform a landscape, adn there’s nothing better than looking out the window and see your world covered in white. However, snow can itself be transformed into works of art, for a short amount of time. If you don’t believe me, check out these 15 exceptional snow sculptures!
1. Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival
Ice Dinosaurs are a centerpiece from the 2004 Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan. This annual festival attracts around 2 million visitors, and I’m not surprised.
2. Largest Snow Sculpture
“Romantic Feelings” measured 115 feet high and 656 feet long. This huge snow monument was built for China’s 2008 Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.
3. Inuit Snow Sculpture
A bit of India in China, at the 2008 Harbin Snow Festival. I can’t even build a decent snowman.
4. Japanese Ice Sculpture
Japanese warrior snow sculpture from the 2006 Air Canada Snow Sculpture Challenge in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. Stunning.
5. Taj Mahal in Snow
Sculpture of the Taj Mahal guarded by a turbaned man at the Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, Japan. How do they do it?
6. Breckenridge Snow Sculpture
Man and totem at the 2009 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado.
7. Native American snow sculpture
A Native American looking tired but happy at the 2007 Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in China. Too bad it will melt.
8. Sapporo Snow Sculpture
Owls and birds of prey at the 2009 Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, Japan. Marvelous.
9. Harbin Snow Festival
A castle just isn’t a castle without some nudity at the 2008 Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in China. Now, that’s a cold, cold woman.
10. Snowy Fingers
Giant, disembodied snowy hand from 2007 in Mount Prospect, Illinois. I don’t get this one.
11. Lego Ice Sculpture
Lego man in Quebec City, Canada from 2010. Kids had a tough time keeping away.
12. Harbin 2010 snow sculpture
Tyger, tyger, burning bright. 2010 Harbin Snow and Ice Festival in China. I love the lighting.
13. Scuba Snow Sculpture
Snorkeling in the snow in Anchorage, Alaska at the annual Fur Rondy Festival. It’s a 75+ year tradition that celebrates the miners and trappers of Alaska, but in an od way.
14. Breckendridge Snow Sculpture
“Butterfly Lovers” from Chinese legend – two lovers who turned into butterflies after committing suicide. A dark story, but a beautiful sculpture at the 2005 Breckenridge Snow Sculpture Festival.Photo:
15. Chinese Snow Sculpture
A truly international competition in 2010 at the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival China. Just look at the details.