Behind the scenes on the frozen slopes of Aspen, CO, where an outrageous sand sculpture is created as the centerpiece of a skiing and snowboarding competition.
Side view of the nearly-completed sculpture.
Sue works on the lettering as the Sand Masters start carving the details.
Sue, Rusty, Morgan, Andy, Matt and Kirk hit the slopes of Buttermilk ski resort.
A crowd gathers to check out the completed castle.
A snowboarder catches some air on the slopes.
Kirk holds the design as he prepares to start carving.
The Sand Masters got inspiration from snowboarders during the competition.
They pushed the limits by adding a 30-foot-long box rail so skiers can actually do tricks in the middle of the masterpiece.