(Last Updated On: March 17, 2014)

The USA Colorado team is here to compete in this years Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships. The snow sculpture they will be creating, Must Be Using the Wrong Bait was inspired by a desire to have fun with texture. The sculpture will illustrate a luckless fisherman trying to figure out why he isn’t getting even a nibble on his fishing line, when he starts to blame it on the bait. However, he doesn’t realize that just below the surface is a creature that sees the fisherman as bait!


Team USA-Colorado 2014 Design 2014 of their sculpture titled, “Must Be Using the Wrong Bait”

This sculpture will have details that will dazzle from the kelp found at the bottom, transitioning to the scales to the surface of the water and then to the wood grain on the fisherman’s boat. Be sure to check this out in person, or you can view daily photos and updates January 21 – 25, 2014 on this blog post or visit Facebook.com/GoBreck.  GoBreck.com

About Team USA Colorado

Team caption Tracy duCharme has won many honors for her design work and has also competed in eleven snow carving events, winning many awards along the way including 3rd place at Breckenridge’s 2009 snow sculpture championships. Jeff Stoller is a member of team USA Colorado, who is said to be the master of the medium on their team and has a love for snow and ice. He and Tracy have been working together since 2002. Other team members include Kimberly duCharme Nickerson and Mike Emmerling. Kimberly is an accomplished artist and has won many prestigious awards for her pastel paintings. Her specialties are sculpting toys, like action figures, celebrity dolls and much more. Mike Emmerling is new to the art of snow carving and is an engineer with an eye for details and precision.

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Day 1: Great shot of team Colorado”s sculpture molding as they get bust getting started in the background. Photo by: Carl Scofield


Day 2: Team Colorado is high above smoothing out details with a sander in this photo. Photo by: Carl Scofield


Day 3: Team Colorado using buckets to remove snow more efficiently. Photo by: Carl Scofield


Day 4: Bring out your shades because this teams sculpture is looking bright! Photo by: Carl Scofield


Day 5: Attention to detail is clearly demonstrated by team Colorado as this artist climbs high up on their sculpture to work out the final features of the fisherman”s face. Photo by: Carl Scofield

Congratulations to all the teams for their participation in Breckenridge”s 2014 International Snow Sculpture Championships!

Be sure to see all 15 snow sculptures now on display till February 2, 2014.