For the past 18 years, the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition finals have taken place in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Teams from all around the country come to craft frozen sculptures using nothing more than old-fashioned hand tools, clean snow and raw creativity.
As a sponsor, Lands’ End outfitted all 15 teams in our Squall® 3-in-1 Jacket. Through four days of carving, most teams worked well into the night, turning their 8-foot wide, 9-foot tall snow blocks into works of art. And most nights saw temps drop well below zero.
When we talked with the teams about the jackets, they all admitted that at first they were worried about the Squall’s ability to perform in frigid temperatures. Then genuinely surprised at how warm it kept them – especially at night. And they really appreciated the Squall’s lightweight, easy-to-maneuver design.
Because to be a snow sculptor, you need to be “50% artist and 50% contortionist.”
The weather this year proved as fierce as the competition. And the teams carved some of the most elaborate sculptures ever.
Wisconsin Team1, sponsored by Lands’ End.
“Migration” in clay.