In my book, every trade show or conference necessitates at Patek Philippe replica watches least a day or two of recovery, ideally in a ski town. So on my way home from SIA in Denver, I stopped in Breckenridge. I hadnt been there since a family ski trip in, oh, 1993. It wound up being a surprisingly fitting remedy to that peculiar condition I call florescentlight overexposure.This weekend the Breckenridgians (or whatever you call them) held their annual snow sculpture championships. I know what youre thinking and no, this is not on par with ski ballet. Basically each team gets one 12foot 20ton block of snow and 65 hours to carve something marvelous.
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This year 13 teams arrived, snow tools in swiss replica watches hand, from as far as China, Lithuania, Russia and Mexico. Who knew snow sculpting was so competitive? Turns out the Lithuanians won with a peace symbol, a team from Ontario came in second, and Mexico snagged bronze.While checking it all out, I met a guy named Rob who had lived in Breckenridge for over 20 years and had been snow sculpting for about the same amount of time. He was your classic oldtimer ski bum, an increasingly rare species that you can only spot in mountain towns.