Lake Geneva’s Winterfest Is a Wonderland of Striking Snow Sculptures

The annual Lake Geneva celebration is Feb. 1-5.

No offense to Frosty, but the snow sculptures you’ll see at Lake Geneva’s Winterfest (Feb. 1-5) are in another league entirely. Fifteen teams compete in the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship, held yearly at Winterfest.

The sculptures – like this 2022 second-place entry, Cherry Blossom Beauty – reach as high as 9 feet tall. The teams are given a shivering 72 hours to complete their work.



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Event-goers stroll through The Riviera and Flat Iron Park, taking in these marvels.

There are more winter creations to see as well, including snow sculptures from local students and the nearby Downtown Ice Sculpture Walk.



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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.