Every year in January, Breckenridge hosts the International Snow Sculpture Championships. It's an event I always look forward to. It's amazing to see these teams of sculpters transform 20+ ton blocks of snow into incredible temporary works of art using no power tools or internal supports. This year is the 22nd time the contest has been held. 15 teams from 10 countries were on hand to carve. Teams have 5 days to work. Often in incredibly cold conditions typical for this area. I usually photograph the sculpures each year so I can remember them, as they only last a few days after they are finished. This night, when I walked over to the Riverwalk Center to shoot some photos, I was lucky enough to have an incredible winter sunset to cast warm light on the surreal works of art.