7 Surreal, Towering Ice Castles That You Can Actually Visit
Are you sick and tired of skiing and
Ice Castle founder Brent Christensen
built his first ice castle
simply because he's an awesome dad. After moving from California to Utah, he tried to get his kids into
The idea took off and now Brent's ice castle empire that has outposts in Colorado, Utah, and New Hampshire. Each caste starts off as a few icicles that get sprayed with water several times a day and grow into a castle-shaped maze. Each castle continues to grow throughout the winter with an estimated 5,000 new icicles forming each day. The millions of pounds of ice open up into caverns and form towers as high as 60 feet. They're also absolutely gorgeous.
You might've already seen Brent's Ice Castles in Lindsey Stirling's music video "Crystalize." But you should really see them in real life. Tickets at the locations in Midway, Utah, Breckenridge, Colorado, and Loon Mountain, New Hampshire range from $5 to $10. I'm' guessing you can lick the icicles for free. [ My Modern Met ]
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