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Ice castles construction underway in Dillon

Posted at 12:14 PM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 14:27:14-05

DILLON — Construction for the popular ice castles in Dillion is officially underway.

Over the next 3-4 weeks, ice artisans will grow and harvest up to 10,000 icicles each day to build the winter experience. Each of those icicles is then hand-placed and sprayed with water. The process is repeated until the castles reach heights of around 30 feet.

The Utah-based company behind the attraction anticipates the Dillon location will open around Christmas, although exact opening dates are weather dependent.

“Mother Nature is our primary architect, and we are always amazed by what she allows us to create each season.” said Ice Castles CEO Ryan Davis, “Our crew in Colorado has been working hard over the last few weeks laying out the castle’s design so we can build a unique, winter experience that is fun for people of all ages.”

This is the third season for Ice Castles in Dillon. The attraction features ice-carved slides, tunnels, fountains, crawl spaces, and towers of cascading waterfalls.

For those interested in reserving their tickets early, presale vouchers are currently available until December 3. For more information and to purchase your ticket, click here.