14 Mind-Blowing Snow Sculpture Designs

Welcome winter with these snow sculptures (and adorable snow men) made by everyone from professionals to amateurs.

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Photo By: Photo courtesy of Carl Scofield / GoBreck

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Botanic Design

A 360-degree snow sculpture brings in flowers and butterflies during the International Snow Sculpture Championships in 2014 in Breckenridge, Colorado. The Wisconsin team's sculpture took third place, with a judge commending its sense of gracefulness and spring-like look.

Winter Fun

An award-winning sculpture evokes the fun of sledding. A Colorado team won first place for this creation, which even included puffy jackets among the details, during the International Snow Sculpture Championships in 2014.

Fine Work

The International Snow Sculpture Championships, held annually in Breckenridge, Colorado, attract teams of sculptors from the U.S. and around the world. The teams use only hand tools to create the outdoor art gallery.

Stones of Snow

A stone cairn, which serves as a trail marker and holds spiritual significance in Incan culture, won over judges during the International Snow Sculpture Championships in 2014. The sculpture, named "Apecheta-The Source Where the Flow Begins,” by Team Germany, was the second-place winner during the annual event in Breckenridge, Colorado.

For the Kids?

The moon gets a frigid face in this sculpture created by a team from France. The sculpture, and others during the International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado, were created using hand tools.

On Ice

A fishing boat is stranded on a water beast in this sculpture created during the 24th annual International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado, in 2014.

Night Fall

Intricate details are carved out of a block of snow by a team from Catalonia during the 2014 International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. 

Forest Theme

Sculptors from Lithuania used one 12-foot block of snow and 65 hours to hand carve this towering sculpture during the International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado., in 2014. The sculpture was titled: Once Upon a Time Here was a Forest.

Fierce Fighter

A team from Mongolia created an action-filled sculpture during the 2014 International Snow Sculpture Championships, an annual event in Breckenridge, Colorado. The 2015 championships will be the event's 25th year, attracting 16 teams from around the world.

Super Hero Snowman

Batman has an icy stare - and well-defined abs - in this snowman made by residents of Hannibal, Missouri, during a snow sculpting competition.

Snow Dogs

A frosty depiction of two dogs was an amateur snowman builder's winning creation in a contest in Hannibal, Missouri. Residents built creative snowmen in yards and parks and on school grounds.

Cute Rodent

A rat gets his cold cheese in this odd sculpture created by residents in Hannibal, Missouri.

Ahoy Matey

Colors and accessories can upgrade a snowman from plain to personalized. This swashbuckling snowman in Hannibal, Missouri, is connected to the town's high school nickname, the Pirates.

Working Together

Snowman are built throughout the day by visitors working at the base of Georgia's Stone Mountain. The snowman-making area is part of Snow Mountain, a winter playground at the state's No. 1 tourist attraction.