Photos by John Sullivan

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Day 1 of the 2005 International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado

Evening before, carving the practice block

Working hours the first day were 11am to 5pm

Shots of all competitors' blocks shortly before the end of the day

Late sun on the mountain; opening night reception

Only one of the six loops remained on our practice block in the evening, but it was frozen solid at an amazing overhang angle, giving hope for our real sculpture.