Saturday, February 1, 2020

Southwest Journal Snow Sculpture Contest

City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

Part of the City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

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Saturday, February 1, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Trailhead, 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway

Teams of up to four individuals will turn 4′ x 4′ x 8′ blocks of snow into magnificent works of art near the Loppet Village. Teams with more than four individual members will be disqualified. Each team has five hours to bring their block of snow to life, after which our judges will decide which team’s sculpture is the best based on originality, creativity, aesthetic appeal, craftsmanship, and 360° appeal.

Detailed Schedule

  • Sculpting: 10:00 am
  • Judging: 3:15 pm
  • Awards: 4:00 pm

The competition is free to enter, but contributions are welcome to defray the costs of producing the blocks of snow and of cleanup, etc. First come, first served. Reserve your block of snow now to guarantee a spot.

Note that teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as there a limited number of slots available.

Stay tuned to our Trail Conditions page to be the first to learn if conditions-based event adjustments must be made.

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Proceeds from the Snow Sculpture Contest benefit the Loppet Foundation. Learn more about the Foundation's mission, vision, and values.

Registration and transaction fees are nonrefundable, including in the event of cancellation. Registration is not transferable to another person or another event for any reason, including injury. Competing under another person’s name will result in disqualification.

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Snow Sculpture Coordinator:

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