Every winter, the city of Lake Geneva hosts Winterfest, a nine day celebration that consumes the city and the shoreline of Geneva Lake. This festival celebrates winter, family, art, and fun with dozens of events.
One of the most well-known events during Winterfest is the National Snow Sculpting Competition, where fifteen teams of the most talented artists and snow sculptors travel from around the country to compete for national titles.[metaslider id=”2909″]
In the distance, the buzz of a chainsaw filled the air with hundreds of on lookers as they marveled at the incredible snow sculptures created for the United States Snow Sculpting Competition. The intricate sculptures filled the grounds surrounding the Riviera, waiting to be awarded.[metaslider id=”2901″]
New to Lake Geneva this year, were the Ice Castles that were formed along the shoreline on the Riviera Beach. These awe-inspiring creations are built with hundreds of thousands of icicles that made a beautiful and majestic winter backdrop.
Winterfest is made up of dozens of other events as well, including the Cocoa Crawl; where local businesses serve hot cocoa inspired food items, Human Dog Sled Races, Magic Shows, Helicopter Rides, a Chili Cook-Off, Ice Bars, and much more! If you find yourself enjoying the Lake Geneva area, take the opportunity to browse homes for sale here.
Photos Courtesy of VISIT Lake Geneva