|Lake Geneva on a chilly but sunny morning|
Parking can be a problem on the busy weekend of this festival so I was glad to leave on Friday afternoon and not return until Monday, but shuttles are available. Also available besides viewing the sculptures during the weekend are other events including a garden turned into an Ice Bar, a human dog sled race, and a Cocoa Crawl.
|Sculptors at work|
The mood was high as I walked around watching the sculptors at work, they all started cheering when the radio station that was playing over the loudspeakers announced the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition going on in Lake Geneva.
I don't know how they stay out there working in that weather. Even though it was sunny it was a frigid 15F that morning with a light breeze off the lake. I was wearing a long down coat and wool mittens and I was back in my car after a five minute brisk walk around the Riviera Fountain area.
The fountain is a replica of New York's Angel of the Waters fountain but is all covered up for the winter. I'm not usually down by the lake early enough in the summer to see it lit by morning light, I bet it's beautiful.
My favorite was the entry by Maine, but there were more on Wrigley Drive as you continued along the street that were quite elaborate as well. If you want to see more about the competition and the entrants from past events go to this link.