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Cold Regions Lab wins Hanover snow wars

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Published April 2, 2018
Cold Regions Lab wins Hanover snow wars

A team from the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, New Hampshire, works to create the X-wing starfighter at the Star Wars themed 2018 Hanover Pond Party.

Cold Regions Lab wins Hanover snow wars

Winning snow sculpture for the 2018 Hanover Pond Party Star Wars themed “Snow Wars: May the Frost Be With You.” Yoda, in the background, and an X-wing starfighter. The sculpture’s creation was led by Randy Hill, with the assistance of U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory members and retirees, their families and friends.

HANOVER, N.H. (March 29, 2018)--Recently, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s laboratory in New Hampshire scored yet another winning snow sculpture at the Annual Occom Pond Party. This year’s theme was Star Wars inspired, “Snow Wars: May the Frost Be With You.”

Leading team CRREL was Randy Hill. With the help of numerous employees along with their spouses, family members and friends team CRREL sculpted an X-wing starfighter and Yoda from the Star Wars series.

Since approximately 2006, Hill has designed and created snow sculptures with many of them winning first place.

“Before 2006,” he said, “the snow sculpture was a big CRREL effort with the resulting structure always built on the laboratory's front lawn.” 
In the years following, the snow sculpture event migrated to the Occom Pond area where all area residents are able to enjoy the lively creations.

The Occom Pond Party is held each year in conjunction with Dartmouth’s Winter Carnival. The event brings the town of Hanover, various retailers and industry members, and the Dartmouth College communities together.



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