Breckenridge is about to transform into a winter wonderland of epic proportions!

Though we'll have to wait until next year to watch as talented artists hand-carve giant blocks of snow into magnificent sculpture creations, we're getting really excited that this international competition will soon be right here in our backyard.

Coming to Breckenridge from January 21-30, 2019, the International Snow Sculpture Championships will find 16 teams from around the world competing for the top prize as they transform 25-ton blocks of snow into gorgeous works of across five days (around 96 hours work!), from January 21-25. And, to make things more interesting (and difficult), the artists are only allowed to use hand tools -- that's right, no power tools.

Then, all of that hard work will result in a temporary art gallery on the streets of downtown Breckenridge for the public to enjoy. The viewing days for the completed sculptures will be between January 25-30, with the site closing down at 7 p.m. on the final day as the sculptures will be dismantled.

To check out this year's competing countries, along with other information regarding the event, visit the International Snow Sculpture Championships' website. Three teams, including two from Colorado, will be representing the USA in 2019, so go show them some support!

What do you think? Will you be attending this year's International Snow Sculpture Championships? Let us know in the comments below, and we'll see you there!

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