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Germany

TEAM GERMANY – BLACK FOREST

Lothar Luboschik, Detlef Schürtzmann, Mike Schneider

Introduction

Tell us about your team; who are you and where do you come from?

Team Black Forest is a mixed team of artists with broad experience in landscaping, music, light art and snow sculpting. We live in the very south-west of Germany at the border to France and Switzerland. Our sculptures are inspired by the beautiful Black Forest, the proximity to France, Switzerland and Italy. These cultural influences are reflected in our sculptures and as soon as we see 25 tonns of compressed snow we are going in for the kill and do it for the thrill!

Team History

How long have you worked together? What are your team’s greatest achievements?

Team Black Forest work togehter as a snow sculpting team since more than 14 years. Beside the core team there are always handpicked friends joining in to ensure diversity and provide the most exciting sculptures for international competitions. Team Black Forest was 1st place in Lake Tahoe, USA and just 7 days later 1st place in Nayoro, Japan. On top of that Team Black Forest built the world-wide first interactive snow sculpture in Whitehorse, Canada 2016.

About Snow Sculpting

How did you end up carving snow and what is best in snow sculpting?

In the Black Forest it can happen that you are not able to leave your village because of snow blocking the streets. If we have had enough of repairing cockoo clocks and swining our balls we started getting creative. After building many snowmen we figgured out that we are destined for greater things. Snowsculpting is for us the transformation of cold and pain into team spirit and from there to the great satisfaction called a snow sculpture.

Baltic Snow Call?!

What do you expect from Baltic Snow Call?

We hope that the beer prices went down a bit, since we still have not financially recovered from our last visit at the beautiful venue in Oulu.

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A small selection of their works at photo carousel:

Team Black Forest swining their bubbles BSC Oulu Finland 2018
"Dancing Bubbles" BSC Oulu Finland 2018
"Four Elements" Lake Tahou, 1st Jury prize
"Sun pillar" Nayoro Japan 2017
"Shooting Star" Breckenbridge Colorado 2013
Lake Tahou, 1st Jury prize
1st place in Black Forest