International artists will gather in Switzerland for the 34th World Snow Festival this January. Ten countries will descend on Grindelwald to showcase their ice and snow sculptures from January 18-23.
From the Monday to Saturday, 40 sculptors on Baerplatz (Grindelwald village centre) and 20 more in the ski resort (Männlichen, First, Bodmi, Schreckfeld) will build giant snow sculptures in teams of four.
The teams from Italy, Germany, France, Great Britain, Slovenia, Sweden, USA, South Korea and Switzerland have the theme of harmony to work around. The public as well as the jury, which is composed of participants, will judge the sculptures at the end of the festival.
The history of the festival started in 1983 when a Japanese artist created a “Heidi” sculpture in the village centre, it then kicked off the idea of an annual sculpting event in Grindelwald.
For more info go to www.worldsnowfestival.ch