Get a look at army of ‘Snow monsters’

"Snow monsters" happen when pine trees become covered in layers of ice and snow (NBC/NTV)
"Snow monsters" happen when pine trees become covered in layers of ice and snow (NBC/NTV)

YAMAGATA, Japan (NBC/NTV) — Japan gets some of the heaviest snowfalls in the world.

Putting "snow monsters" into perspective (NBC/NTV)
Putting “snow monsters” into perspective (NBC/NTV)

At this time of year, people can enjoy some in Mount Zao in northern Japan — famous for its so-called “snow monsters.”

The phenomenon happens when pine trees become covered in layers of ice and snow.

One worker says this year’s snow monsters are the biggest he’s ever seen.

The ice monsters will be at their best through early March.

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