11 Dazzling Snow Sculpture Ideas To Boost Your Winter Cheer

Been feeling a little snowed-under lately? It's been a particularly frigid past few weeks for the northeastern United States, with New York City and Boston suffering shiveringly low temperatures, among others. And at times like these, it makes sense that people are looking for some innovative ways to have some fun out of it. Turning lemons into lemonade, as they say. Or in this case, turning snow into a monument — check out some of these awesome snow sculptures that have been delighting people on social media lately, because they're about as cool as it gets. Ha, see what I did there? 

In all seriousness, it's worth bearing in mind how hard it is to make such impressive statues out of mere snow. In addition to the fact that they're always fated to melt into nothingness eventually — a macabre reminder of the decaying, finite nature of existence, perhaps? — you have to brave a great deal of cold even to put in the work on them. As such, if you're already sensitive to the cold seasons, maybe you shouldn't try this at home. But that's not necessarily a bad thing! Just grab some tea or hot chocolate, curl up and marvel at some other people's work from over the last many months. Pretty sweet deal, huh?

1. Come On Guys, The Super Bowl Was So Two Weeks Ago

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/DartmouthMall/statuses/566743318693150724]

2. Canadians Really, Really Know Snow

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/DSullivan1971/statuses/564115477094760448]

3. China's Sun Island Is A Must-See Snow Sculpture Site

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/IFHChina/statuses/545481997276033025]

4. They Even Have A Badass Snow Queen

[Embed]

5. The Empire Strikes Back At Japan's Sapporo Snow Festival

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/KhalidAlrazooqi/statuses/567269684966604800]

6. Seriously, The Sapporo Snow Festival Is Amazing

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/inquirerdotnet/statuses/565384793274056704]

7. Maximum Adorbz In Colorado...

[Embed]

8. ...Followed By The Slow, Sad Melt

[Embed]

9. Now You Just Need A Snow Tauntaun

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/PeteKotsonis/statuses/566314724745572352]

10. Just When You Thought The Swiss Alps Couldn't Get More Beautiful

[Embed]

11. A Tribute To Firefighers

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/PaulDKrause/statuses/564445443456000002]

Image: Bartz Snow Sculptures/Facebook

Must Reads