Sculptures and coldness are the protagonists of this two events in San Candido and San Vigilio.
In San Candido in Alta Pusteria Valley and San Vigilio di Marebbe , the Snow Sculpture Championship take place every year. The theme of the festival is called “Cold art - sculptures made of snow” and attracts participants from all over the world. In 2010, already the 20th International Snow Sculpture Festival took place …
To prepare the festival, fresh snow is pressed into huge cubes, which are then worked on by 10 international teams. The only means allowed to work with are water and some minor tools. But the best comes at the end: it is the local inhabitants and guests that make up the jury!
> Our tip: Operas carved out of snow and ice are also presented in the village of Selva di Val Gardena in the Gardena Valley!
But weather you just watch the festival or actively take part in it: dress warmly and enjoy it being staggered and taking pictures!