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Download your program guide for the 2020 International Snow Sculpture Championships presented by Toyota to discover the meaning of each sculpture, a detailed schedule and a historic look at 30 years of snow sculpting history.


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During the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships, 16 teams from around the world descend on Breckenridge, Colorado to hand-carve 20-ton blocks of snow into enormous, intricate works of art. Artists are only allowed to use hand tools, creativity and inspiration to bring their ideas to life. No power tools allowed! Teams sculpt countless hours across five days (totaling around 96 hours), resulting in a temporary outdoor art gallery in historic downtown Breckenridge!

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Hand tools, creativity and inspiration

what are the international snow
sculpture championships?


“Snow is a living medium.
It starts as water from the sky
and we just grasp it briefly
and then it’s water again.
It’s a lot like life in that respect.”
ISSC Sculpt

Rob Neyland

Event Founder