Winners Announced for International Snow Sculpture Championships

What an incredible week in Breckenridge, Colorado as the 26th Annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships came to a wrap this weekend. Voting commenced on Saturday with Team Vermont taking the gold, Team Switzerland with silver, and Team USA Loveland with the bronze. Sculptures are on display through Sunday, February 7th, weather dependent.

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First Place Winner
First Place Winner

Vermont created “Rhonda and Her Recycling Robo-Octopus,” a piece that depicted 14-year-old science whiz Rhonda riding inside her invention — the Robo-Octopus — which helps clean the ocean floor. Judges appreciated the piece’s achievements both technically and conceptually, and the appeal for audiences on multiple levels.

Team Breckenridge - People's Choice Awards
Team Breckenridge – People’s Choice Awards

Team Breckenridge won the People’s Choice award, a sculpture created by one of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty resident Breckenridge brokers, Tom Day, and his team.

15 teams from around the world worked with only hand tools for 65 hours across 5 days to each create their breathtaking masterpieces. Artists battled various weather conditions including wind, snow and warm temperatures during sculpting week. Unfortunately, 2 German teams both suffered losses when their art collapsed prior to the judging deadline on Saturday. It was a stark reminder of the temporary nature of the medium and just how willing teams are to push the limits of snow.

Teams competing included Canada (Yukon), Estonia, Finland, France, Germany (Agrawal), Germany (Theil), Great Britain, Mexico, Mongolia (Batmunkh), Mongolia (Bayanmunkh), Switzerland, USA (Breckenridge), USA (Loveland), USA (Vermont), USA (Wisconsin), and Ukraine.

Our office is proud to be associated with such an impressive international event. With the LIV Sotheby’s International Realty advantage, Justin and Krystal Knott (970.333.9050) are affiliated with the foremost luxury real estate brand in the world, can provide the most current market information on Summit County, CO Real Estate and answer specific questions you might have.

Stop by for a visit at our new office location on the corner of Main Street and Ski Hill Road, right around the corner from the International Snow Sculpting Championships. We look forward to meeting you and serving all of your real estate needs with honest, personal service and the attention to detail that you deserve to make your mountain real estate dreams a reality.

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Justin & Krystal Knott
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Justin’s Cell: 970.333.9050 / Krystal’s Cell: 970.333.0116

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