The Awe-Inspiring Ice Castles in NH Opens Friday
They're baaaaaack in North Woodstock, NH!
Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that really does bring fairy tales to life! These Ice Castles are built by hand by professional ice artists. There are towers, slides, fountains and sculptures that twinkle and dance to music with LED lights! And they are set to open Friday, January 10!
It's incredible what goes into making these Ice Castles. Again, each one is built by hand and takes thousands of hours to create! The daily process consists of growing 5,000 to 12,000 icicles that are harvested by hand and then individually sculpted into existing ice formations. The newly placed icicles are then drenched with water. Combine that with the placement, temperatures, amount of water and wind - and you get an ever changing variety of ice formations.
It's absolutely insane what goes into making these incredible castles.
- the towers, walk-through structures are made entirely of ice
- the construction team is usually about 20-40 ice artisans
- each castles weighs more than 25 million pounds!
- all of the Ice Castles are next to natural water sources, so all of the water returns directly into the environment to be used again by wildlife, people and plants
Wanna go dontcha? Grab those tickets and head to our neighbors to the South!