Paul Steckert and 25 of his friends had built 'The Bigloo'- laid out like the traditional Inuit shelter - measuring 27 feet, 4 inches (8.3 metres) wide and 17 feet, 6 inches (5.3 metres) high, according to a qualified surveyor - setting the new world record for the Largest Igloo.
"It's all ice, very strong," Steckert explains.
"I think we were all really relieved," says group leader Paul Steckart. "We broke out some champagne, had a couple drinks and kind of just sat there and stared at it."
To build the new world's Largest Igloo , it's taken 75 days, three feet of snow and 25 people to complete, and is lovingly being called the "Bigloo." The world's Largest Igloo was built under the supervision of engineers and scientists.
"We put the flag up there just to represent the United States so everybody knows where it was built that sees pictures," explained Steckert.
Steckert says a crew of about 20 took nine weeks to build the world's Largest Igloo, which has its own name. "I'm not exactly sure where the term came from. There was just a bunch of people sitting around and they're like 'Let's break a world record and we'll call it the Bigloo," said Stephanie Donohue, who worked on the project.
Steckert and friends built an igloo last winter, but decided to go for a record breaking igloo this winter. They made some plans, and with a snowblower, a sled, a recycle bin and a lot of physical labor, built the bigloo.
It's an igloo that break the previous world record for the Largest Igloo, held by a group in Canada. "We blew 'em out of the water," Steckert says of the competition. "The previous one was 25' 9" of inside diameter. And it was 13' 8" tall. Ours is 27', 4"inside diameter and it's 17' 5" tall."
Mr Steckart plans to open his world's Largest Igloo to the public and conduct tours.
The previous Guinness world record for the Largest Igloo was set in Canada in 2008 with an igloo 13 feet 8 inches tall and 25 feet 9 inches wide.