Ask any long-standing judge at Breckenridge’s International Snow Sculpture Championships about Team Mexico, and they will applaud the team’s progression since their 2007 debut in Breckenridge. From the early days practicing in sand to winning first place at the 2011 competition, Team Mexico continues to up their abilities.
Team Mexico’s 2013 piece, Whal-e, will depict a mechanical whale composed of steel plates, rivets, a gear system, and a navigation controller. Their intent is to communicate that “if we do not solve global warming, it will cause our children to know only mechanical animals … Natural beauty will never be replaced.”
Follow their progress during the competition (Jan. 22 – Feb. 3, 2013) via this blog post or on Facebook.com/GoBreck. Read more about the event and check out a few of the other teams selected for the 2013 event.
About Team Mexico
Pablo Elías, who’s participated in Breckenridge with the team since 2007, captains Team Mexico. Other members include sculptors Josue Elias, Daniel Elas and Antonio Castillo, plus team representative (not allowed to sculpt) Norma Marquez.
Visit GoBreck.com for a full gallery of photos from the 23rd Annual Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships.