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  • Carve Tahoe Snow Sculpture Contest

    Carve Tahoe took place at Northstar California January 28 to February 2, 2014. San Francisco-based advertising, design and production company Hub Strategy brought this international snow sculpture contest to North Lake Tahoe for the second year.
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  • Carve Tahoe Snow Sculpture Contest

    Eight three-member teams from Canada, Finland/Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Mexico, California, the Netherlands and Wisconsin participated in the five-day competition.
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  • Carve Tahoe Snow Sculpture Contest

    The teams created elaborate sculptures from 20-ton blocks of snow using only hand tools, snow and water. Here, team Germany's first-place "Reflection" entry.
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  • Carve Tahoe Snow Sculpture Contest

    4. The event was judged by Lawrence Noble, Chairman of the Academy of Art University Sculpture Department.
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  • Carve Tahoe Snow Sculpture Contest

    5. Noble is known for sculptures and works of art including the legendary Yoda Fountain at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio, San Francisco.
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  • Carve Tahoe Snow Sculpture Contest

    6. The sculptures were lit with multi-colored lights the night before the judging.
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  • Carve Tahoe Snow Sculpture Contest

    7. Sculptures carve through the night before judging, which took place on Saturday, Feb. 1.
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  • Carve Tahoe Snow Sculpture Contest

    A snow carving by Team Finland at the Carve Tahoe snow sculpture event
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  • Carve Tahoe Snow Sculpture Contest

    A snow sculpture by Team Japan at the Carve Tahoe Snow Sculpture competition.
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  • Carve Tahoe Snow Sculpture Contest

    A sculpture by Team Magnolia at the Carve Tahoe snow sculpture event.
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  • Carve Tahoe Snow Sculpture Contest

    One of the snow sculptures at Carve Tahoe
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