2009 2010 International snow sculpture championship winner!! This is the winner of the 2009 competition. No, not the lady in the red coat. She is the winner of the 2009 get in my shot of the winner competition. Congratulations to team Canada for taking first place with their sculpture titled "family Reunion". The competition was held in the parking lot next to the Breckenridge River walk Center across from the Village at Breckenridge and in the shadows of the Breckenridge Ski area. Second price went to team China's offering titled "the march of spring". This sculpture was on of my favorites, but who really cares what I think. I am a Breckenridge vacation rental manager, not an art critic. In the background, to the right, you can see Baldy mountain. This is third place, Wyoming's "Trunks Optional". It is simply amazing that the International Snow Sculpture championship was able to find contestants as far away as Wyoming to attend this event. Or that they were able to find people in Wyoming at all with a population density of 1 person per square mile, but I digress. All kidding aside, It was a wonderfully produced event and the sculptures were simply amazing. What people are able to do with these massive blocks of snow simply boggles the mind. The championship is one of several events in Breckenridge that makes a Breckenridge ski vacation one of a kind. This years competition was held form January 20th through 24th 2009. While securing your Breckenridge lodging accommodations for the upcoming winter ( visit us a http://www.rmlodging/ for your next vacation rental) I would highly recommend This week in January. Not only will you be able to witness this one of a kind event, but the skiing is wonderful and lodging rates are still low as it is early ski season. Until next time