Santa’s Army: Excavator Creates Massive Group of Snowmen

by Hannah Heser
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Do you love building a snowmen around the winter? Well, you’ll love this creative idea!

An excavator begins digging snow with the intention of building Santa’s army of snowmen.

While Canadians can’t stop making erotic snowmen, hotel staff in China found a family-friendly approach.

They are building more than 100 snowmen using an excavator in this time-saving holiday hew.

Children and their families enjoy watching this around the holidays.

World Record for Tallest Snowman

An article from 2008 says Bethel, Maine holds the record for the world’s tallest snowman. Residents of this town built a snowman measuring 37.21 meters tall. It was completed a month later on February 26, 2008.

They are using 13 million pounds of snow to build this Olympia the snow woman. Fun fact, she is only a few feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty.

Her body of snow includes: 48-feet-wide fleece hat. 8-foot-long nose from chicken wire and cheesecloth. Lips from five red car tires. Arms from two 30-ft-tall spruce trees. 6-ft-6-in-wide snowflake locket. 130-ft-long scarf. Three 5-ft-wide truck tires as buttons. To see the snowman for yourself, you can watch here.

What States Get the Most Snowfall in Winter

First, Vermont ranks as one of the snowiest states in the country. They receive more snow per year averaging 89.25 inches. Wow, that’s quite a lot! You have to love snow to live in this state, since residents see about 54 days of snow. In fact, the 2018 to 2019 season holds the record for 201 inches of snowfall.

Maine is the next state that gets a lot of snow every year. I mean, considering they could build a 122-ft-long snowman says something. On average, this state receives about 77.28 inches of snow and 28 days of snow every year. On the other hand, Caribou, Maines northernmost city, recently records 157 consecutive days of at least one inch of snowfall.

The third snowiest state is New Hampshire, which receives an average of 71.44 inches during their winter. For example, Mt. Washington, the highest mountain peak in this state, gets around 23 feet of snowmaking it one of the snowiest mountains in the United States. If you’re a snow lover, this is the place to be. Just be careful!

In between these states are Colorado, Alaska, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, and Wyoming.

Finally, Wisconsin is the tenth-snowiest state in the country, as well as another victim of lake effect snow. For those who aren’t sure what lake effect is, it’s the reason why states around the Great Lakes experience heavy snowfalls each year.

Wisconsin gets an average of 45.79 inches of snow every year. Also, Iron County and Vilas County receive 100 to 125 inches, which is more than double of the state average.

As much as snow is fun to watch and play in, it can definitely get old after a while. But, building snowmen with family members and friends is a must!

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