Interested in snow sculptures? The 18th Annual Budweiser Select International Snow Sculpture Championships was held in Breckenridge, Colorado at the end of January, and featured an impressive array of entrants. (Not, however, the thumbnail at the side; that’s the snow sculpture of Inuyama Castle in Japan. I couldn’t find any ISSC photos that were public domain.) Each team was given a 10’×10’×12′ block of packed snow and five days to carve it out. Click here for more on this contest, plus another picture!