Largest snowball: Silver Star Mountain Resort breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
VERNON, BC, Canada -- At 3.6 metres tall and weighing in at 18,000 kilograms, the snowball created by the Silver Star Mountain Resort for first BC Family Day sets the new world record for the Largest snowball,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Silver Star Mountain Resort has created the world's largest snowball for first BC Family Day. At 3.6 metres tall and weighing in at 18,000 kilograms, the snowball beats the previous Guinness world record by 1.5 metres. Marke Dickson in front of the World's largest snowball adorned with skis, boards and hockey sticks. Photo: CNW Group/Silver Star Mountain Resort/WRA (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest snowball is measuring 7.07 m (23 ft 2.5 in) in circumference and was rolled by Wesley Fowlks and his team (all USA) on the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Campus, MA, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest snowball fight, achieved by 5,387 participants, and organised by Jong-Gi Park (Republic of Korea), the Mayor of Taebaek City, at the 17th Mt. Taebaek Snow Festival Main Event Hall, Mt. Taebaek, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea.
"The massive winter monolith is symbolic of how business is snowballing thanks in part to the new February holiday," said Marke Dickson, sales and marketing director, Silver Star Mountain Resort.
"Our giant snowball is the new icon for the My1Pass and the endless fun offered at Silver Star."
The Canada West Ski Areas Association lobbied the provincial government to place B.C. Family Day ahead of February holidays in other provinces and U.S. states.