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Posted on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 : 4:10 p.m.

Who can build the best snowman in Ann Arbor?

By Kyle Mattson

Although Ann Arbor may not have received snowfall anywhere near the large totals heading toward the New England region, the white stuff that did cover the ground is perfect for packing.


"Dwight" the snow-dino

Photo courtesy of Heidi Bratton

Blimpy Burger's "snow bears" may hold the claim to fame when it comes to snow sculptures in Ann Arbor, but the Bratton family of Ann Arbor raised the bar when they shared a photo of their prehistoric creation at the end of January. The frozen dinosaur named "Dwight" had his life cut short due to a warm front that moved into town the following day, but a challenge was issued to the children of Ann Arbor, both in age and in heart, to step up their snowman-building game.

So we're issuing a challenge: Who can build the best snowman or other sculpture of snow in Washtenaw County? We're not expecting you to necessarily go to the lengths depicted in the Verizon commercial below, but share a photo of your snow creation with us by Monday morning and we'll feature it in a gallery next week.

To share your picture use the form below or use the hashtag #a2photos on Instagram or Twitter.



Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 9:21 p.m.

They are ALL the best. Never saw a snowman I didn't like. Good for you, Kids!! keep the creativity flowing!


Sat, Feb 9, 2013 : 2:36 p.m.

If I have to endure this snow, the bring on the pictures. Please post once you get them. Thank you.


Sat, Feb 9, 2013 : 3:44 a.m.

Who cares, bring on summer.

Kyle Mattson

Sat, Feb 9, 2013 : 6:08 p.m.

You still have a while to wait for that Brian: Hopefully you don't get cabin fever by just staying indoors reading all day. Although we may appreciate the clicks, there's plenty of fun to be had during the winter months!