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WHERE DOES THE SNOW COME FROM? Breckenridge Ski Resort makes the snow and the Town of Breckenridge Public Works Department hauls it to the event site with dump trucks. With each of the 16 starting blocks weighing in at approximately 50,000 pounds, that’s about 400 tons of snow!

HOW ARE THE SNOW BLOCKS FORMED? Using front-end loaders and a huge blower, snow is transferred from the dump trucks into wooden molds. Five to ten volunteers, “snow stompers,” climb into the block and stomp the snow to help pack it down. The process is repeated until the mold is full and packed into a sculptable block.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SCULPTURES WHEN THE EVENT IS OVER? After the January 28 awards ceremony, sculptures are scheduled to remain on display through February 5. Sculptures disappear that evening, just not as magically as they appeared.

HOW BIG ARE THE SNOW SCULPTURES? The blocks measure 10 feet wide, 10 feet long and 12 feet high before artists take to the snow with hand tools. Finished pieces tower over the crowds.

HOW ARE THE TEAMS CHOSEN? The Snow Sculpture Organizing Committee sends 250 invitations in June and receives artist submissions in August. A selection committee reviews the entries and decides which teams to invite. Selected teams provide their own transportation to Denver and are supported by a travel stipend. The Organizing Committee, combined with the help of many local sponsors, take care of artists meals, transportation from DIA, and lodging in Breckenridge.

WHAT DO THE TEAMS WIN? There are no cash prizes; artists compete only for glory. The first, second, and third place winners each receive a medallion, a trophy, and a ribbon. Awards are also presented to the winners of the People’s Choice, Kids’ Choice, and Artists’ Choice.

Cowboys & Daisies


Cowboys & Daisies is western cowgirl chic with an artesian flair. Owned and operated by Colorado designer Donna Prescott, the

boutique is filled with items she hand picks & or collaborates on with her friends and designers.

FEATURED: Double D Ranch string colored Americana T-shirt layered with cream lace tank and dark denim jacket. Accessories include Vintage Colorado Baseball Cap with Swarovski crystals, Crocheted 2 tone floral

scarf, Kulu Nile Crocodile Denim Belt, Rodeo Beaded Necklace, a leather & pearl wrap necklace & Old Gringo Nevada Red Cowboy Boots.


Young Colors Boutique UNIQUELY COLORADO


Colorado based company, designers, owner-operators, Rob & Donna Prescott, have been creating fun children’s fashions since 1998. From

baby to tween our unique clothing, accessories, & gifts explore a range of artesian processes to create one-of-a-kind items.

FEATURED: A Western inspired tiered batik fabric dress with red ruffled

leggings. Hand crocheted cowboy hat accessorized with matching fabric hair clips & red crocheted floral purse.

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