(Last Updated On: October 7, 2014)

Team Vermont participated in Breckenridge’s snow sculpture event in 2008, 2009, and 2011, they are back for more this year for the 2014 Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships. This year’s sculpture is call Fugue, which in music is a composition in two or more voices that is built on a theme that recurs in the course of the composition (many voices recurring in themes). The team describes the meaning of the sculpture: “Our lives seem to embody compositions much like a fugue, experience, lessons and triumph all conducted by our internal conductor, a wide expanse of beauty, form and potential that we are both making and listening to, as we are part of the music ourselves, as artists we transcribe that feeling into sculptures.” By using the art of music in sculptural form, they seek to add another level of discourse into the dialogue to this years sculpture.

Check out team USA Vermont’s submission drawing of the physical interpretation of a fugue and make sure to check back during the event January 21 – 25 2014, to see team photos, updates, the winners and more! Facebook.com/GoBreck GoBreck.com


Team Vermont’s sketch of their sculpture titled, “Fugue”

About Team USA Vermont

Team USA Vermont is a good group of friends who have been sculpting together since 1999.  Team members include team caption Michael Nedell, Adrian Tans, Brooke Monte and Alex Dostie.  The team has won 10 state events in some combination or form and had placed 2nd in the US National event two times! In addition to snow sculpting, they all have participated in various artistic endeavors throughout the state of Vermont.

Kick off to the International Snow Sculpture Championships 


Day 1: Team Vermont kindly sets up a net to block the sunshine from melting their block. A lot of team use tarps to keep themselves and the sculpture out of the sun.   Photo by: Carl Scofield

Day 2: Rounding out the edges, and digging out the center.  i like where this is headed.  Photo by: Carl Scofield

Day 2: Rounding out the edges, and digging out the center.  I like where this is headed. Photo by: Carl Scofield


Day 3: Team Vermont artist is getting very precise at this point of the competition as he uses a small sculpture molding to help plan out is next sculpting move. Photo by: Carl Scofield


Day 4: Up close and personal as team USA Vermont get’s closer and closer to their finished masterpiece. Photo by: Carl Scofield


Day 5: Tools are down, artist can relax and this sculpture by team Vermont is ready for its day view! 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.