Every year in January, wonderful snow sculptures can be admired in Selva Gardena.
Traditionally, every winter the village of Selva Gardena organises a very special event: at the beginning of the year it hosts a snow sculptures contest, where five artists create their masterpiece out of snow, focusing on different themes each year.
Beforehand, local artists submit models on an annually changing theme. The selected works are then carved in snow in a few days in January. Afterwards a jury and the public judge the works of art.
The oversized figures remain in the cold temperatures until March and thus make it possible to experience the traditional culture of sculpture in Val Gardena.