Lots of these awesome sculptures have been carved from compressed blocks of snow that can be up to 15 feet tall and weigh over 20 tons! The St. Paul Winter Carnival hosts the oldest Snow Sculpture contest in the world, founded in 1886. There are similar events held in China, Spain, the Netherlands & Canada.
Hopefully you've been inspired to create your own snow masterpiece! Remember to wear warm gloves and limit your time outside with high winds!