Giant snowman stands 6 metres tall in Fort Nelson, B.C.

A Fort Nelson man spent three weekends in –30 degree weather to build a giant snowman, complete with top hat and carrot nose, for his children.

Lukas Mertelik used huge snowfall, steel rods and plywood to sculpt a giant snowman for his two children

Lukas Mertelik used huge snowfall, steel rods and plywood to sculpt a giant snowman for his two children in Fort Nelson, B.C. (Lukas Mertelik)

A Fort Nelson, B.C. man has built a 6 metre snowman on his front lawn, complete with top hat and carrot nose.

Lukas Mertelik spent three weekends in minus 30 degree weather constructing the snowman for his two children, aged five and three.

"They love it, they crawl all over him," Mertelik told Chris Walker on the CBC Radio program Daybreak South.

He said it all started when he was shovelling snow and realized if he allowed the snow to harden in the cold weather, he could create a really unique snowman.

"Once you pack it in, it hardens really well," said Mertelik, who used steel rods and plywood to sculpt the pile higher after the snow hardened on the base.

Hear Lukas Mertelik talking about his snowman on Daybreak South by clicking audio link: Fort Nelson man builds 20 foot snowman.

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