If you are in midwest USA - check out the Traverse City, MI area this winter. They east and west Grand Traverse bay have frozen over and there is over a foot of powder over the ice (PURE FREAKIN POWDER). You cannot feel the ice on your snowboard. Local ice sailors have said it is the best season in years. If you need any addtl info - do a websearch on icesailing and Michigan - you will find the local ice sailors websites that post ice and snow conditions.
I just rode in 5 inches of fresh white and cannot wipe the grin from my FACE.