Winter Carnival snow sculptures winners announced |

Winter Carnival snow sculptures winners announced

In 2017, the application for snow sculpting was opened to the entire community. Community organizations, businesses, families and groups of friends all joined in the fun. Winning sculptures were judged on creativity; the 2017 theme, "Take Me to the Mountain"; detail; and effort.

Community sculpture awards include Best of Show and Volunteer Choice. Thirteen community teams competed while nine high school teams were chosen to compete.

Winners are as follows.

2017 High School Snow Sculpture winners:

• First place, $3,000 — "Fly Me to the Boat," by Kayla Haggarty, Maddy Larson, Theo Hansen, Mack Skov and Brook Banning

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• Second place, $1,500 — "Olaf's Mountain Adventure," by Kari Saunders, Soria Rabanal, Gabe Rabanal, Jacob Gilberspn and John Hannaway

• Third place, $500 — "Jukebox Baby," by Sage Turek, Lana Pivarnik, Zoe Stewart, Samatha Lee and Addison Sanvik

2017 Community Snow Sculpture winners:

• Best in Show — "Snow Cat," by Karen Desjardin, Larry Desjardin, Katie Keifer and Jenette Settle

• Volunteer Choice Award — "In Sight of Snow," by Christopher Stone, Annabelle Stone, Misha Jensen, Kai Jensen, Delaney Parker and Finley Parker

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council was founded in May of 1972 by Eleanor Bliss, Carol Finnoff and the community of Steamboat as a center for arts and humanities in the Yampa Valley.

The Train Depot, where the Arts Council is housed, received National Register of Historic Places designation in 1978. Also known as The Art Depot, this facility contains the "Baggage Room" a multi-use and performance arts space, an Artist Member Gallery and a visual arts gallery.

The Arts Council is proud to be a leader in the Steamboat Springs Creative District, with public art and mural initiatives now to include temporary Winter Carnival Snow Sculptures. The council is supported, in large part, by private donations, memberships, sponsorships and the city of Steamboat Springs. Donate at