Schneeskulpturen Festival
Schneeskulpturen Festival

International Snow Festival

Sculptures and coldness are the protagonists in San Candido and in San Vigilio di Marebbe every year in January.

In San Candido in the Upper Val Pusteria and in San Vigilio in the Val Badia valley , the International Snow Festival has been taking place every year in January, for more then 30 years now. The theme of the festival is called "Cold art - sculptures made of snow" and attracts participants from all over the world. To prepare the festival, fresh snow is pressed into huge cubes of 3x3x3 metres, which are then worked on by 10 international teams (in the picture the winning scultpure in 2020, China).

The only means allowed to work with are water and some minor tools such as barbed wire, shovels and saws. First, the teams from all over the world work for three full days in San Vigilio, then for other three days in San Candido, about 50 km away. It is the local inhabitants and guests that make up the jury which means that also you can choose who will be the winner!

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