Each January, artists from around the world gather with their shovels, ladders, buckets and axes to sculpt unique forms from snow. The competition lasts three days in which teams of artists from Italy, Germany, Romania and Canada work to transform their gigantic cubes of pressed snow and ice into masterpieces. On the third day, judges decide which sculpture is the best. The works of snow art remain on display until they melt in the spring.
The 2016 International Snow Sculpture Festival will take place from January 13 – 15, 2016 in San Candido and from January 18 – 20, 2016 in San Vigilio.
- San Vigilio can be accessed by car via the Rosenheim-Kufstein-Innsbruck-Brenner highway. It is also accessible via train to Franzensfeste, where it is necessary to then change to a regional train to Bruneck. San Vigilio is then accessible via bus from Bruneck.