During the 18th Snow Sculpture Competition in Ischgl, international artists made their snow sculptures, several meters high. The massive sculptures were placed throughout the entire skiing area, where skiers can admire them on and next to the slopes.
This year's theme was Vampires. The whole story revolves around the history of Edward Cullen, Count Dracula and their fascinating but biting fellows and runs from 10 to 14 January 2011. Professional sculptors from throughout the world sent their designs to the jury in Ischgl ahead of the competition. The ten best were invited to the elimination stage and to realise their creations. The selected ten artist pairs had just five days to hammer and carve super-tall vampire sculptures in the snow of Ischgl and convert the Tyrolean ski metropolis into a large open-air gallery. Due to guaranteed snowfall, the biting creatures are sure to continue in "life" until the beginning of May, giving you the opportunity to marvel at the princes of darkness throughout the Silvretta Arena ski slopes at a close – but safe – distance.
Vampire fans and snow enthusiasts had the chance to be there, live, and watch the artists at work. The awards ceremony for the sculptures took place last 14th January. The winner was the sculpture named "The turn of a friendly vamp" made by Ralf Rosa Ger and Peter Fechtig Ger from Germany.