WAUSAU - Skiers on Granite Peak saw some extra ice on the slopes Saturday, but not in a way people expected.
Granite Peak hosted the first ever ice carving event. People on the hills could stop and watch this hour-long event between runs.
Shane Poisson, an apprentice, said people are always interested in the sculptures his company makes.
"So anytime that we do a demo, the audience is always amazed just seeing how the carving happens on-site," said Poisson. "[They enjoy] seeing how chunks of ice are flying off or the snow is being shaved away from the carving actually happening."
Lisa Zilinsky, Granite Peak's marketing director, said the event turned out better than she expected. She wants events like these to make a typical ski day even more exciting.
"I think it just adds all about the guest experience," said Zilinsky. "We're always just trying to make it when they're here at Granite Peak, it [is] the best it can be, then [people] go home with a smiley face."
The sculpture is now sitting at Granite Peak for people to observe.
Zilinsky said she may bring the event back next year with an even bigger ice sculpture.