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PHOTOS: Spokane Valley woman builds igloo in yard

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Carrie's tradition lives on! Carrie's tradition lives on!
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

It’s a New Year’s Eve tradition for Carrie Troudt.

When she was growing up in Wisconsin, she and her family would build an igloo every year. A lot of people came over to her house to go dog sledding and help out with the build. She’s been in Spokane for five years, but this is the first year they’re building one in her front yard because we’ve gotten enough snow. They've been working on it since Thursday.

“This is probably the biggest one we’ve ever built,” Carrie says. “When we were younger, it always seemed bigger, but I think we usually built a six footer because my dad always put the top block in.”

Her friend Rudy is helping her out with the build. They plan on finishing it Sunday night.

If children want to try building one, she has a suggestion.

“Be safe and get permission from your parents because you need to use the saw.”

She also suggests they try building a quinzhee, which is where you pile a bunch of a snow and dig into it. 

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