DILLON, Colo. — Ice artisans have started to build the castles featured in the annual Ice Castles event in Dillon.
Crews began growing and harvesting icicles on Monday. Over the next few weeks, they will use these icicles to create slides, tunnels, fountains, crawl spaces and towers of cascading waterfalls. The castles can reach heights around 30 feet, the Ice Castles company said.
The artisans will harvest up to 10,000 icicles each day to build this experience. Each one is hand-placed and sprayed with water.
While the exact opening date is still up in the air, the company said it anticipates opening around Christmas.
“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.
Want to reserve your tickets? Presale vouchers are available for $16.79 — a 20% discount on the weekend general admission price — until Dec. 2 on the Ice Castles website here .