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Carve Tahoe

 

Join us for the return of Carve Tahoe, an international snow sculpture celebration taking place at Northstar January 28 - February 2, 2014. Snow sculpture events are extremely popular worldwide, with the most well-known events taking place in Breckenridge, Colorado; Sapporo Japan; and Harbin, China. The snow carvers brave extreme conditions and work tirelessly creating pure, ephemeral sculptures that will last only a short time. Attendees are provided the opportunity to witness first hand the creation of world-class sculptures in a time lapse framework due to the medium being snow.

Join the Carve Tahoe party and watch as three-member teams transform 20-ton blocks of snow into breathtaking masterpieces using only hand tools, snow and water. The teams competing are the best of the best, selected from applications sent in from around the world. The weekend of Carve will be filled with viewing parties, Sapporo Beer, music and Finlandia Cocktails.

For more information please visit the Carve Tahoe website or "Like" Carve Tahoe on Facebook.

 

Carve Tahoe Teams

  • Team Yukon Canada
  • Team Finland/Czech Republic
  • Team Germany
  • Team Japan
  • Team Mongolia
  • Team USA California/Netherlands
  • Team USA Tahoe/Truckee
  • Team USA Wisconsin

 

Judges

Carve Tahoe will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to the top teams as determined by a panel of judges.

In addition, fans will have the opportunity to vote for The People's Choice Award. The People' Choice Award is determined by guests voting for their favorite sculptures with a few dollars collected at the Carve Site. Those funds will go entirely to the Humane Society of Tahoe-Truckee and to fund the Carver's travel.

The final award given at Carve is one of the most prestigious, The Artists Choice Award. This is an award given to the team that the artists themselves believe created the most compelling and beautiful sculpture.

 

Schedule of Events + Sculpture Viewing

The best nights to come view the sculptures are when they are nearing completion, Thursday, January 30 - Sunday, February 2. The sculptures will be located in the Valet Parking Lot adjacent to the Village at Northstar.

Monday, January 27  
All day

Carve Tahoe drink specials at TC's Pub, Tavern 6330', Lodge at Big Springs, and the Cabana Bars

   
Tuesday, January 28  
All day

Carve Tahoe drink specials at TC's Pub, Tavern 6330', Lodge at Big Springs, and the Cabana Bars

9:00 a.m.

Carve Tahoe opening ceremony.

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Carve Tahoe sculptors working.

   
Wednesday, January 29  
All day

Carve Tahoe drink specials at TC's Pub, Tavern 6330', Lodge at Big Springs, and the Cabana Bars

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Carve Tahoe sculptors working

   
Thursday, January 30  
All day

Carve Tahoe drink specials at TC's Pub, Tavern 6330', Lodge at Big Springs, and the Cabana Bars

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Carve Tahoe sculptors working.

   
Friday, January 31  
All day

Carve Tahoe drink specials at TC's Pub, Tavern 6330', Lodge at Big Springs, and the Cabana Bars

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Saturday

Carve Tahoe sculptors working.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Carve Lounge open to the public.
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Carve Tahoe Bars open at the carving site in the Valet Lot

4:30 p.m.

Carve Tahoe raffle drawing for prizes in the Carve Lounge.

5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Carve Tahoe illuminated sculpture viewing. Open to the public.

   
Saturday, February 1  
All day

Carve Tahoe drink specials at TC's Pub, Tavern 6330', Lodge at Big Springs, and the Cabana Bars

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Carve Lounge open to the public.
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Carve Tahoe Apres Party at Tavern 6330'.
4:00 p.m. Carve Tahoe awards and closing ceremony at the carving site.
4:30 p.m.

Carve Tahoe raffle drawing for prizes in the Carve Lounge.

5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Carve Tahoe illuminated sculpture viewing. Open to the public.
   
Sunday, February 2  
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Carve Tahoe sculpture viewing. Open to the public.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Carve Lounge open to the public.
1:00 p.m. Carve Tahoe People Choice and Artist's Choice Awards at carving site.
3:25 p.m. Super Bowl kick-off.
   
Monday, February 3  
All day

Carve Tahoe drink specials at TC's Pub, Tavern 6330', Lodge at Big Springs, and the Cabana Bars

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Carve Tahoe sculpture viewing. Open to the public. Weather permitting.

 

Featured Cocktails

Finn Fire (Bloody Mary) - $9
Finlandia vodka, house specialty dark mary mix + herb-infused tomato juice, shaken together and served chilled with celery stalk and black pepper.

Finnish Snowflake - $11
Finlandia vodka, Tuaca Liqueur, Cointreau + hot cocoa, topped with whipped cream and shaved coconut.

Kaffe Plörö - $9
Finlandia vodka, hot coffee + 2 teaspoons of sugar.

Midnight Sun Cosmo - $10
Finlandia vodka, Chambord black raspberry liqueur, Cointreau, cranberry juice + fresh lime juice, shaken with ice and double strained into a chilled martini glass.

Snow Ball Fight! (shot) - $7
Chilled Finlandia grapefruit vodka + Chambourd black raspberry liqueur.

 


Carve Tahoe gives special thanks to the following Sponsors:

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