1999 International Snow Sculpture Championships
The Breckenridge international snow sculpture competition was held in
Breckenridge, Colorado, from January 19 to 24, 1999. Teams from France, Italy, Russia,
Lithuania, England, Switzerland, Mexico, Canada,
USA, and the Netherlands came together to compete in this
ninth annual international event. The Wolfram Research-sponsored
team was one of the 15 international teams that participated.
Each four-member team competed without the use of power tools, internal support structures, or
colorants for a total of 65 intense hours, transforming 12-foot, 20-ton blocks
of man-made snow into breathtaking sculptures.
team members Helaman Ferguson, Stan Wagon, Dan Schwalbe, and Tamas Nemeth
constructed a 12-foot-high, Mathematica-designed Costa surface
called Invisible Handshake, which refers to the complementary space of two hands
coming together but not touching. Claire Ferguson was the team photographer.
Snow Sculpture Photos from the Wolfram Research Team
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