Grand Canyon NPS

From Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon, Southwesterners are giving it their best.

Earlier this year, when the South got socked by an unusually heavy winter storm, this site had a bit of fun exploring the region’s pitiful attempts at building snowmen. Whether from lack of experience, or paucity of good-quality snow, Southerners invariably wound up creating monstrosities like this:

Well, with a cold-weather system dropping plentiful powder as far south as Flagstaff—in fact, the city broke its historic accumulation record for November 4 with at least 8 inches—it’s time to ask the question: Can Arizonans make a snowman that won’t provoke uncontrollable guffaws?

Yes! Perhaps because the state isn’t a stranger to annual snow, locals have evinced a professionalism toward fabricating frozen golems similar to residents of Vermont and Alaska. These two chaps are almost textbook quality, for instance:

#Arizona #snowman #fuckingsnow #welcome #november

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And this one’s pretty good, albeit a little dirty:

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Even a case of trench mouth can’t remove this frosty friend’s charm:

Another laudable effort, though suffering from pinkeye:

With its pine-needle whiskers, this thing might actually be a snowbunny:

Credit the minimal appearance here to the maker’s “first ever Snowman!!!”:

My first ever Snowman!!! #flagstaff #winter

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Blues Brothers meets hydrocephalus with this bulgy individual:

The Grand Canyon endured blizzard conditions yesterday, allowing the construction of mini-yetis like this dude and the one at the top of this post:

Made a snowman at the Grand Canyon. He was really popular. #thegrandcanyon #snowman

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