Sculpture is a medium of art that one usually associates with marble, wood or another form of stone. In more recent years, man discovered that other solid materials can also be used to form sculptures. Hence the incredible effects using butter, sand and more.
Making sculptures out of snow originated in Mandschu. In 1963 the first exhibition was held and in 1985, an annual festival began. This has developed to become a mass event attracting tourists from around the world.
Take a look at the incredible effects possible with snow. Since the temperatures remain below freezing for half of the year, these sculptures are able to last for quite some time.