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Mexican snow sculpting team adjusting to Frankenmuth weather

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(01/23/14) - You would think the cold weather we've been experiencing is great for those carving snow sculptures at the 2014 Zehnder's Snowfest in Frankenmuth - but for competitors from a warmer climate, it presents a bit of a challenge.

There are teams at Snowfest from China, France and all over the U.S. One group in particular might have a little trouble adjusting to the cold.

"I love sculpting, carving and all that kind of stuff. I love it. I love it," said Gasso, a sculptor from Mexico.

Members of the Mexican snow sculpting team don't necessarily feel the same way about Michigan's low temperatures and wind chill.    

"In Mexico, it's impossible to have winter there," Gasso said.

He didn't appear to be dressed for the weather.

"We worked until 2 a.m. and it was 9 below zero," he said.

Snow flurries can be attractive, even in the cold, especially if you don't see them often.

"It was like sparks, like little stars falling. It was pretty beautiful," Gasso said.

They might also be grateful they're not in Wisconsin.

"We just had that 50 below weather, so this is not too bad," said Christy Dunsmore, of Green Bay.

Snow sculpting can be intensive, so these Badgers can work up a sweat.

One Canadian sculptor says he prefers the cold weather. It's hard to do good work when the temperature is above freezing and the snow gets sloppy.

"When it stays cold like this, the snow is almost sugary, there's no moisture in it," said Ian Washington of Sarnia, Ontario.

For more information on Snowfest, click HERE.

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