Breckenridge-- At the Riverwalk Center parking lot, Carl Olson and his lighting crew are in t-shirts as they set up at the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpting Competition.
"It's a pretty nice day. I'd have to say it's in the upper 40's," Olson said.
It's the perfect weather for installing the complex network of more than 100 wireless lights, but probably not ideal weather for the artists who will soon be carving the massive blocks of snow.
It's hard enough carving snow into artistic sculptures but warm weather can make it even harder.
"They tend to do a lot of sculpting at night a lot of time because of the colder temperatures," Olson said.
The carving starts on Jan. 26, and on Saturday, Jan. 30 a lighting of the sculptures event is planned at 6 p.m.
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