Best of Lake Geneva

Nation's Top Sculptors Compete in Lake Geneva

Winner to Advance to International Competition

By Holly Murphy, Age 13

Did you ever think you'd see a 9 foot tall Praying Mantis, a Salmon Tornado and Olof in downtown Lake Geneva?  Stop by The Riviera, along the shores of the frozen Geneva Lake, and see for yourself.  The US Snow Sculpting Competition is underway and brings 15 highly skilled teams from all over the country, coming as far as Vermont and Alaska, to sculpt larger-than-life creations.

Don Berg is the director of the National Snow Sculpting Competition and makes the decision as to which 15 competitors get to attend this national event. The competitors are invited based on rankings at state qualifiers and judged in three ways: Creativity (50%), Mastery of concept (25%), and the message they bring across (25%.) Berg, himself, won an...