Snow, snow, snow. It's year 101 of Winter Carnival in Houghton at Michigan Tech. Michigan Tech University students are featured for their ice carvings, I would journey up just to see those. I've been to several ice festivals with ice carvings. I bet the best are there.
Houghton is known for snow and ice. They average over 200 inches of snow a year. It's even the birthplace of pro hockey. The ice festival is in February. Take a look at their snow and previous ice carvings here.