DILLON – It’s wildly popular every year and work is underway to grow icicles in Dillon. The icicles are the primary building material for the acre of Ice Castles.
Ice artists will grow and harvest up to 10,000 icicles that will be hand placed and then sprayed with water. The process is repeated until the ice castles are about 30-feet high. The attraction could be open a touch earlier this year, starting in mid-December.
The team of ice artisans in Dillon will spend a combined 4,000 hours this season dripping, shaping, and hand-placing the icicles, while embedding the structures with color-changing LED lights to create a life-size winter playground.
This year’s castles in Dillon will feature ice-carved slides, tunnels, fountains, crawl spaces, and more. Ice Castles was founded by Brent Christensen, a Utah father of six who was looking for ways for his family to enjoy the outdoors together. He created an ice cave in the front yard of their home, which ultimately brought out more than just his own children.
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