Dense snow poses problem for World Snow Sculpting Championship

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The World Snow Sculpting Championship began Wednesday in Minnesota, but the dense snow is posing a problem for the artists.

The event is scheduled to last five days, and competition officials were worried that the snow might not last the duration.

But Robin Anthony of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce said the snow cover should cover the sculptors’ needs.

Several teams are competing, using special instruments and tools to build their creations.

Jon Baller, one of the competitors, is building a lumberjack holding a globe.

But the dense, wet snow is making the challenge harder.

The city is prepared, though.

It’s making 10-by-10-foot blocks of packed snow so the artists can focus on sculpting.

Over the next four days, competitors will be sculpting around the clock, whether the weather cooperates or not.

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