There’s Still Time to Take a Road Trip to the Awe-Inspiring Ice Castles in NH
UPDATE: It looks like you'll have to wait until next season as the remaining dates are SOLD OUT.
They're baaaaaack, and tickets went on sale Monday, Jan. 11!
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!
They opened Thursday, January 14, and end in February. So there's still time to make a trip.
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
And yes, they are of course following all the guidelines to make sure your trip is a safe one. You can read up on their COVID-19 precautions Ice Castles is taking.
Wanna go dontcha? Grab those tickets and take a road trip.