Sculptors have dished up a treat for skiers and snowboarders in the Tirolean wintersports resort of Ischgl.
The annual Shapes In White exhibition of snow sculptures on the snowsure slopes of the Silvretta Arena of Ischgl is celebrating the Chefs' Star Cup competition for its 24th anniversary.
The ten snow dishes, each up to 10m tall and including such delights as ratatouille, crème de la crème and buffet platter, will linger for wintersports fans to admire until Ischgl serves up its final sweet course for the winter with the famous Top Of The Mountain concert, which this year features Italian star Zucchero on April 30.
Ten teams of two sculptors from across Europe spent five days creating their masterpieces during heavy snowfalls, which meant they were never short of fresh material.
Two of the teams were from the UK - Justin Scott and Martin Sharp, who created Ischgl Chef; and Ischgl Buffet by Dieter Faust and Toni Walker.
The Chefs' Star Cup is at the beginning of April when top international chefs gather in Ischgl for their very own giant slalom competition, in association with Laurent-Perrier.
More information on Ischgl and all this winter's events on www.ischgl.com