Another of the new teams for 2013, team Iceland will create Lopapeysa, a ball-shaped snow house on which the windows will represent the pattern of a traditional Icelandic sweater.

See team Iceland’s 2013 sketch below. Check back during the event (Jan. 22 – Feb. 3, 2013) for team updates, photos, winners and more. Each team consists of five people: four sculptors and one team representative who is not allowed to sculpt. Learn more about the championships and see sketches from the other teams selected for the 2013 event.

Team Iceland is one of 16 teams selected to compete in the 2013 International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colo. The windows on the snow house sculpture represent the patterns on a traditional Icelandic sweater.

Team Iceland is one of 16 teams selected to compete in the 2013 International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colo. The windows on the snow house sculpture represent the patterns on a traditional Icelandic sweater.

Another 1st timer to the ISSC. Iceland is learning more and more about snow sculpting as the drive in, coming from more of a rainy then snowy atmosphere.

Another 1st timer to the ISSC. Iceland is learning more and more about snow sculpting as the drive in, coming from more of a rainy then snowy atmosphere. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 2: It is very important to be very exact and percise when sculpting art to this magnitude. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 2: It is very important to be very exact and percise when sculpting art to this magnitude. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 2: Is it strategy starting from the top and working your way down? Possibly. Photo by: Carl Scofield

Day 2: Is it strategy starting from the top and working your way down? Possibly. Photo by: Carl Scofield

Day 3: Team Iceland getting very technical, carving out the inside of their sculpture. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 3: Team Iceland getting very technical, carving out the inside of their sculpture. Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 4 Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 4 Photo by: E Studio Gallery

Day 5: Sculptures are finally completed and can be viewed until Feb. 3. Photo by: Carl Scofield

Day 5: Sculptures are finally completed and can be viewed until Feb. 3. Photo by: Carl Scofield

Visit GoBreck.com for a full gallery of photos from the 23rd Annual Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships.

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