If you’re someone who drives a car, it’s quite likely snow is your biggest enemy this time of the year. But you gotta admit, building a snowman can be exciting.

So, let’s put all of the grouchiness aside and let’s check out the most epic (on one scale or another) snowmen and snow sculptures the internet has ever seen.

Bored Panda has scoured the ether for the best of the best, and compiled the curated list below. And why not vote and comment on the submissions you adored the most, or share your snowman adventures and ideas in the comment section at the bottom of the article!

#1

Awesome Snow-Dragon

Awesome Snow-Dragon

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moose man
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my sister made a sand aligator (croc? i can never tell) at the beach when we were in traverse city (a place in northwestern michigan lower peninsula) and it looked good. too bad it was later consumed by high tide. but she got plenty of comments

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Snow sculpting is a form of art, usually considered performance art as it’s very much like sculpting using ice or sand—mostly practiced outdoors and often seen by many.

You often see people use anything from just bare hands to shovels, hatchets, and saws, depending on the characteristics of ice. We’re talking about proper snow sculpting, though—building a simple snowman, on the other hand, doesn’t require more than just enthusiasm and manpower.

But in context, pro-level snow sculpting involves blocks of snow that span 6 to 15 feet (1.8 to 4.6 meters) on each side and weigh between 20 and 30 tons. That’s about 3 to 5 elephants in weight.

#2

It Snowed Today In South Carolina. My Papa Made A Snowman

It Snowed Today In South Carolina. My Papa Made A Snowman

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Bored Panda got in touch with Ivan Nastić, an illustrator and calligrapher from Serbia who's passionate about fantasy characters and socially-engaged art, and the man behind this snowman, which is also featured in this article.

“I love the winter and the snow so much. The snow is so pure and serene, so my idea is to make something completely opposite out of it,” said Ivan about the inspiration behind his bloodily-spooky snowman. “My initial idea was to make something that will represent the year 2020, some kind of evil spirit snowman.”

#5

This T-Rex Chasing A Snowman Snow Sculpture

This T-Rex Chasing A Snowman Snow Sculpture

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glowworm2
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is great! Very Calvin and Hobbes!

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#6

Mailbox Snowman My Wife Made While I Was At Work

Mailbox Snowman My Wife Made While I Was At Work

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Frosty feasts upon a diet of Amazon packages, holiday cards, and electric bills.

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#7

Every Year, These 3 Brothers Make A Giant Snow Sculpture In Their Front Yard

Every Year, These 3 Brothers Make A Giant Snow Sculpture In Their Front Yard

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RNA
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Please tell me the last one is a blowfish, not coronavirus ;>

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“I woke up and saw that a lot of snow fell during the night, so I just got dressed and ran out and started making the basis of the Snowman,” elaborated Ivan.

“While I was attaching the head onto the body the idea of a gaping mouth just appeared in my mind and I thought ‘that's it, the neighbors are gonna love this one.’”

“This particular Snowman didn't require anything special, so I didn't have to use any supports. The snow was just perfect for sculpting.”

#9

A Snowman I Built An Hour Ago To Honor The Year 2020

A Snowman I Built An Hour Ago To Honor The Year 2020

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moose man
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

is that supposed to be pennywise? either way its awesome

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#11

Giant Marshmallow And Fire Snow Sculpture

Giant Marshmallow And Fire Snow Sculpture

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Fun fact, some of the most amazing things have actually been created using snow (and any of its other counterparts, like ice). There’s the ice maze at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, there’s the Hotel of Ice in Balea Lake, Romania, there’s the 'Mother Earth' sculpture in Quebec. The list goes on and on.

This is besides ice chapels, tombs, classic snow castles, and other structures built using what is essentially crystallized water.

#13

What Should We Name This Snow Pup?

What Should We Name This Snow Pup?

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#14

Snow Mounds With Glow Sticks In Them

Snow Mounds With Glow Sticks In Them

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#15

The Small Town Where I Commute For Work Has A Guy Who Builds Snow Sculptures For All To Enjoy As They Drive Past. He Really Outdid Himself With This Most Recent Storm

The Small Town Where I Commute For Work Has A Guy Who Builds Snow Sculptures For All To Enjoy As They Drive Past. He Really Outdid Himself With This Most Recent Storm

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#17

IKEA Snowmen

IKEA Snowmen

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Linda HS
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Typically IKEA. Make sure you don't leave any screws behind!

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But sculpting doesn’t come easy, and even building a traditional snowman can become a bit of a challenge. And Ivan was no exception, as he explained:

“The most challenging part is the same for every snowman I made–finishing everything before the evening frost. When the temperature drops, the snow becomes powdery and impossible to work with, and I work alone so the ticking of the watch is what makes the adrenaline go.”

#18

Do You Want To Build A Snowman

Do You Want To Build A Snowman

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glowworm2
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Frosty wasn't such a holly, jolly soul after all.

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#20

A Few Days Ago I Saw My Neighbor, A Deaf Man, Building What I Thought Was A Snowman. Yesterday He Finished His Masterpiece

A Few Days Ago I Saw My Neighbor, A Deaf Man, Building What I Thought Was A Snowman. Yesterday He Finished His Masterpiece

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Lilly Gertken
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Asl for ily 😌 bc just holding your pinky up is the letter I , making a L shape with your fingers (like the loser sign) is the letter L, and this shape 🤙is the letter Y, so all together is ily

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#21

I Told You My Love That When It Snows We Will Make A Snowman Together

 I Told You My Love That When It Snows We Will Make A Snowman Together

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Now, if it just so happens that you’re in an area that’s experiencing snow, sufficient amounts of it, then why not go and build a snowman, and keep in mind some words of wisdom who’s built his fair share of snowpeople:

“My advice for the snow enthusiast out there would be: imagine the craziest Snowman and try to build it, but keep in mind that gravity is the enemy and the snow is fickle. Use whatever tools you can find to shape the snow–knives, spoons, gardening tools.”

“I always use two sets of gloves, thick for rough sculpting and thinner ones for details. And be sure to clean the snow around the Snowman because it gets super slippery from all the walking around and you don't want to fall and ruin your work. Happened to me once.”

#23

It Didn't Snow Enough For Snowmen Here In Texas, So My Friend Got Creative

It Didn't Snow Enough For Snowmen Here In Texas, So My Friend Got Creative

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#24

My Uncle Visiting From The Philippines Has Never Seen Snow. This Is What Happened Today

My Uncle Visiting From The Philippines Has Never Seen Snow. This Is What Happened Today

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SoulMan80
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like it how uncle is still wearing flip flops, adapted to the cold weather

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#26

Say Hello To Olaf The Danish Snowman

Say Hello To Olaf The Danish Snowman

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#27

This Guy Built A 25 Foot Snowman To Raise Funds For A Local Food Bank

This Guy Built A 25 Foot Snowman To Raise Funds For A Local Food Bank

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You can get to know Ivan and check out his work on Instagram and ArtStation.

But remember that you’re on Bored Panda, so that means, of course, there’s more snowman ideas for you to check out in the form of a curated list here.

Or, if you haven’t had your fill of snow yet, why not check out everything that Bored Panda has ever done on snow here.

Or keep scrolling. You’re bound to find something!

#28

Snowman With An iPhone

Snowman With An iPhone

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#29

Since We Are Posting Snowmen... Spotted On A Walk

Since We Are Posting Snowmen... Spotted On A Walk

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Sue Grigg
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this one. The Bernie meme will never get old.

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#31

Do You Think The Watterson Estate Is Going To Sue

Do You Think The Watterson Estate Is Going To Sue

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glowworm2
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Snowmen based off of Calvin's are my favorite.

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#32

At Least Buffalo Still Has Its Sense Of Humor

At Least Buffalo Still Has Its Sense Of Humor

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#33

Graveyard Snowmen

Graveyard Snowmen

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#35

I'm Gonna Have My Own Frosty The Snowman Movie, With Blackjack And Hookers

I'm Gonna Have My Own Frosty The Snowman Movie, With Blackjack And Hookers

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#36

My Among Us Snow Sculpture (Took 1st Place)

My Among Us Snow Sculpture (Took 1st Place)

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#37

With The Huge Snowstorm In Madrid I Made A Moai. Instead Of A Snowman

With The Huge Snowstorm In Madrid I Made A Moai. Instead Of A Snowman

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Ray Heap
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Snowstorm in Madrid… Not something you hear often.

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#38

I Was Unable To Make A Floppy Hat From Snow, But I’m Still Rather Proud Of My Sculpture Of Lady Dimetriscu (Big Vampire Lady) For Scale, I’m 5’10”

I Was Unable To Make A Floppy Hat From Snow, But I’m Still Rather Proud Of My Sculpture Of Lady Dimetriscu (Big Vampire Lady) For Scale, I’m 5’10”

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#39

How We Build Snowmen On Hoth

How We Build Snowmen On Hoth

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#41

Snow Sculpting

Snow Sculpting

 

Star Wars AT-AT Snow Sculpture I learned with powdery snow that the trick is to pile it up into a mound and just let it freeze. Once it's packed and dense after a week or so of the sun during the day and cold temps at night, it's ready for shaping. This AT-AT I created using a Fiskars tree saw for the shape and a flat head screwdriver for the detailing.

 

Lumos! We took a crack at sculpting Hogwarts from the Harry Potter films with all of this snow!

 

Rock Mining Locomotive Snow Sculpture. This one was great fun. I had a long mound of snow that I'd shoveled and just left for a couple of weeks so it would freeze and pack down. The kids riding past on school busses played guessing games while it sat there as to what it was going to be. Most thought a dragon. In the end I made a long train with a bunch of mining carts. The carts are all full of rock that was pretty fun to shape with the Fiskars tree saw. Was hysterical, this one. It was right near the end of our driveway and the road, and people would stop and take pictures in front of it.

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Nicki
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WHOA!!! I am fan-girling right now!!

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#42

I Challenge Y'all To A Calvin Snowman-Off

I Challenge Y'all To A Calvin Snowman-Off

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glowworm2
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YES! I always loved those snowmen!

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#43

We Made This Snowman Today, And I Don't Think He's Going To Make It

We Made This Snowman Today, And I Don't Think He's Going To Make It

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#45

This Snowman

This Snowman

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So cute-- I wonder if this is in Hokkaido, Japan which is renown for its snowfall and snow festival.

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#46

Probably Won’t Get To See It In Real Life So I Built My Dream Car Out Of Snow

Probably Won’t Get To See It In Real Life So I Built My Dream Car Out Of Snow

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#50

For Some God Forsaken Reason It Snowed In Utah Yesterday. My Friend Took He's Already Made Halloween Pumpkin And Built A Snow Golem

For Some God Forsaken Reason It Snowed In Utah Yesterday. My Friend Took He's Already Made Halloween Pumpkin And Built A Snow Golem

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