Special Report

50 Most Outrageous Snowmen and Ice Sculptures Around the World

People like to display their art — and they will use almost any medium to create artistic displays. You’ve likely seen sand castles at the beach in the summer that are so elaborate that they could be rental property. In winter time, this is no different, and people use ice and snow to express their creative aspirations.

At a time of year when animals hibernate and people hunker down by a fire with hot chocolate or more potent potables, many flout the bitter cold and daunting snowfalls to use what nature provides them to create eyebrow-arching snowmen and intricately detailed ice sculptures.

24/7 Wall St. drew on websites displaying amazing ice sculptures at competitions in various countries, newspaper photos of over-the-top snowmen and ice sculptures, travel stories on ice hotels, and family photos of cold-weather creations to develop a list of the most outrageous snowmen and ice sculptures.

The sad reality for snowmen, ice sculptures, and ice hotels is their brief existence, so enjoy them while you can.

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