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By Betty Vanderwielen

Fun with Snow in Seeley Lake


January 25, 2018

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The Tamaracks Resort's "Sip and Slide at the Winter Castle" not only allowed visitors to enjoy a cold beverage and snacks but they could also take a ride down to the lake on a tube. They won first place in the Business Category.

SEELEY LAKE – Weather is always a tricky variable when it comes to snow sculptures. Unfavorable snow conditions of the past few Januarys are part of the reason the Seeley Lake Snow Sculpture Contest was discontinued. Nonetheless, the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce decided to resurrect the contest for Winterfest 2018. Despite Mother Nature's oscillations between hot, cold, snow and rain, seven plucky groups defied the odds and created what one snow sculpture judge described as "really cool" sculptures.

The judges representing Alpine Artisans were couples Carla and Gene Schade and Chris an...

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