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20+ Gorgeous Snow Sculptures to Get You Excited for Winter

 Winter isn’t coming, it’s here! We’re all preparing to tuck into our best sweaters, coats, shawls and woolen socks so we can battle the snow, but there are a few people out there who have found a creative use for the cold instead. Ice sculptures have been a common decorative tool at weddings, galas and other types of events. However, these artists make use of the most natural form of this chilly resource, building masterpieces from the thousands of snowflakes we are dreading. Talk about making the best of a frosty situation! We’ve collected these 25 photos so you can enjoy the beauty of snow from the warmth of your home.

 

1. The finest castle in the snow kingdom

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival,  castle made entirely from snow

(backyardboss.net)

 

2. Finnish folk tales at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival 

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, Finnish folk tales at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

(By Rincewind42, Wikimedia Commons

 

3. The castle is under attack! To arms! 

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, snow sculpture of castle with a dragon climbing it

(topoftheworldgirl.weebly.com

 

4. 52 Foot tall snow sculpture of Finland’s Helsinki Cathedral, at the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan.

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, 52 Foot tall snow sculpture of Finland’s Helsinki Cathedral, at the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan

(matadornetwork.com

 

5. Snow Sculpture at the Snow and Ice World festival in Harbin, China

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, Snow Sculpture at the Snow and Ice World festival in Harbin, China

(By Rincewind42, Wikimedia Commons

 

6. A Snoopy snow sculpture made for the 67th Sapporo Snow Festival

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, A sleeping Snoopy snow sculpture made for the 67th Sapporo Snow Festival

(By Ominae, Wikimedia Commons

 

7. A snow sculpture made by Team Macao for the 67th Sapporo Snow Festival 

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, A snow sculpture made by Team Macao for the 67th Sapporo Snow Festival 

(By Ominae, Wikimedia Commons

 

8. Snow Sculpture of Dr. Seuss at the 2004 Dartmouth Winter Carnival

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, Snow Sculpture of Dr. Seuss at the 2004 Dartmouth Winter Carnival

(By Kaszeta, Wikimedia Commons

 

9. This hog is ready to ride! A snow sculpture at the 2010 US Snow Sculpting Competition 

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, This hog is ready to ride! A snow sculpture at the 2010 US Snow Sculpting Competition 

(dank1012, Flickr)

 

10. Battling a Dragon, at the Sapporo Snow Festival 2011

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, Battling a Dragon, at the Sapporo Snow Festival 2011

(Alex Hurst, Flickr)
 

11. The Navy Misawa snow sculpture team sculpting a snow bust of "The Lone Sailor", for the 63rd Annual Sapporo Snow Festival.

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, The Navy Misawa snow sculpture team sculpting a snow bust of "The Lone Sailor", for the 63rd Annual Sapporo Snow Festival

(By U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford, Wikimedia Commons)

 

12. A snow sculpture of an accordionist (L'accordeoniste) from Winterlude in Ottawa and Gatineau, Canada, February 2011.

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, A snow sculpture of an accordionist (L'accordeoniste) from Winterlude in Ottawa and Gatineau, Canada, Februrary 2011

(By QUOI Media Group from Canada - L'accordeoniste, Wikimedia Commons)

 

13. A Sculpture of a train amidst a village at the 18th Siberian Snow Sculpture Festival, Novosibirsk, Russia.

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, A Scuplture of a Train amidst a village at the 18th Siberian Snow Sculpture Festival, Novosibirsk, Russia

(By К.Артём, Wikimedia Commons

 

14. A Mini Cooper made entirely from snow

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, A Mini Cooper made entirely from snow

(instructables.com

 

15. The nativity scene in all its snowy glory

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, The nativity scene in all its snowy glory

(backyardboss.com

 

16. A tiny guarded little city, at the 17th Siberian Snow Sculpture Festival, Novosibirsk, Russia

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, A tiny guarded little city, at the 17th Siberian Snow Sculpture Festival, Novosibirsk, Russia

(By К.Артём, Wikimedia Commons

 

17. Snow Sculpture of a mystical flutist at the Snow and Ice World festival in Harbin, China

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, Snow Sculpture of a mystical flutist at the Snow and Ice World festival in Harbin, China

(By Dayou_X, Wikimedia Commons)

 

18. Snow Sculpture from the Asahikawa Winter Festival

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, Snow Sculpture from the Asahikawa Winter Festival

(By 京浜にけ, Wikimedia Commons

 

19. This Kiwi, a national favorite of the people of New Zealand, has got his sunglasses on and a drink in his hand while relaxing on the beach.

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, This Kiwi, a national favorite of the people of New Zealand, has got his sunglasses on and a drink in his hand, while relaxing on the beach

(By SteFou!, Wikimedia Commons

 

20. This depiction of Death, made out of snow, one of the exhibits at the Snow World exhibition on Sun Island in Harbin, China

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, This depiction of Death, made out of snow, one of the exhibits at the Snow World exhibition on Sun Island in Harbin, China

(By Rincewind42, Wikimedia Commons

 

21. A steam train made of snow at the Snow World exhibition on Sun Island in Harbin, China

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, A steam train made of snow at the Snow World exhibition on Sun Island in Harbin, China 

(By Rincewind42, Wikimedia Commons

 

22. Snow Sculpture of a Butterfly on a Branch, south of the Art Museum on Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, Snow Sculpture of a Butterfly on a Branch, south of the Art Museum on Michigan Avenue, Chicago

(By Serge Melki, Wikimedia Commons

 

23. A sculpture of a group of musicians in the 2011 Harbin International Snow Sculpture EXPO, held in Sun Island Park .

Snow Sculptures and Statues from Festival, A sculpture of a group of musicians in the 2011 Harbin International Snow Sculpture EXPO, held in Sun Island Park 

(By Caliva, Wikimedia Commons

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