Loon Mountain Debuts Ice Castle: Builders hope frozen fortress walls will grow to 40 feet high.

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Loon Mountain Debuts Ice Castle
Builders hope frozen fortress walls will grow to 40 feet high

Editor's Note:  For 2016 Information, click here.

The East Coast's first Ice Castle, a frozen fortress with walls of ice reaching 25 feet high, is now open at Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, New Hampshire.

The brainchild of Utah-based artist Brent Christensen, Ice Castles are created from nothing more than a vast sprinkler system yielding a latticework of icicles. By 'growing' icicles at night with sprinklers, and then strategically arranging them, Christensen and his crew has crafted a palatial abode of frozen stalactites and stalagmites. During the day, visitors explore an icy stronghold that glows a glacial blue; by night, an array of embedded multicolored lights transforms the castle into a frozen, glowing "Narnia".

Loon Mountain is Christensen's first Ice Castle creation on the East Coast. Last winter, Christensen constructed wildly-popular castles at Steamboat Springs in Colorado and the Mall of America in Minnesota. Those castles played host to myriad marriage proposals, professional photo shoots, and untold inspiration. The frozen structures were featured on Good Morning America, The Weather Channel, and other national and local media outlets.

The Ice Castle at Loon Mountain will remain open to the public through mid March, depending on weather and conditions. Tickets are $10 per person, with group rates available. The Ice Castle is also available for private rental and photo shoots.

For more information about Ice Castles, visit www.icecastles.com.

 

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