The Art of Building a Snowman

Martha Stewart interview.

Think you know how to build a snowman? The better question is, how do you build a snowman? As in, the perfect snowman? We asked Keith Martin — captain of Team Breckenridge, the champions of last year’s annual Breckenridge International Snow Sculpting Competition — for three easy steps on bringing your own Frosty to life.

Keith Martin captains Breckenridge’s international snow sculpting team

Summit Daily Newspaper interview

“I told my wife — we were sitting right there on the patio, overlooking the parking lot — and I said, ‘I’m going to do that someday,'” Martin said.

Not only has he kept his word, but Martin is also the captain of Team Breck, the local snow-sculpting team whose founders started the championships 24 years ago.

Snow Sculpting

Durango Herald Interview

Te tallest snow sculpture was 19 feet tall. The smallest was two feet. Local Keith Martin and his team won the gold medal at the Breckenridge Snow Sculpting Competition. He’s off to compete at the state level in 10 days and at an international competition in Canada in a couple of weeks.

Beauty is fleeting

Durango Herald Interview

When Michelangelo looked at a massive block of marble, he saw the David waiting within it. When Durangoan Keith Martin looks at a 26-ton block of compacted snow, he sees a family tubing, a woolly mammoth, a 19-foot-tall violin player, or an undersea diver in a cave with an octopus floating overhead.

Carving out a win: Q&A with Snow Sculpture Champions Team Breck

Breckenridge Ski Resort

The 24th annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships are underway, with 16 teams from around the globe shaping 12-foot, 20-ton snow blocks into stunning works of art using nothing but hand tools and imagination.

Snow sculpting finds a home in Berthoud

Reporter-Herald – Northern Colorado News

The four-day contest formed the centerpiece of the inaugural Berthoud Snowfest, a winter-themed event that culminated Saturday night with a parade of lights, Christmas tree-lighting and carol singalong in Fickel Park.

After announcing the competition’s winners Saturday afternoon, Deanne Mulvihill, executive director of the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce, pronounced the event a success.

Team Breck Snow Sculptures

TV8 Breckenridge News Interview.