Most Amazing Snow Sculptures

The winter is almost here and the most of us are happily expecting first snowflakes and the first. big, beautiful snowman. However, some people are too skilled to make a simple snowman and they decided to make a real pieces of art made of snow.

This art is called snow sculpture. It is comparable to sand or ice sculpture, it is practiced outdoors, and often in full view of spectators, thus giving it kinship to performance art in the eyes of some. The materials used for this tehnique are simple hand tools such as shovels, hatchets, and saws. Snow sculptures are usually carved out of a single block of snow about 6 to 15 feet on each side and weighing about 20 - 30 tons.

There are snow sculpture cnotests all around the world. Most famous ones are those in Quebec City, in Ottawa and in Perm, Russia.

There is also annual Winter Carnival at Michigan Technological University which has been a tradition since 1928. These sculptures are not carved from a single block, but rather many blocks made over a month.

Here are some most amazing snow sculptures we collected:



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