Quantcast

Ice castles become tourist attractions in 3 states - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Ice castles become tourist attractions in 3 states

Posted: Updated:
AP/Jim Cole AP/Jim Cole

By HOLLY RAMER
Associated Press

LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) - Farming is tough in New Hampshire in the winter - unless you're growing icicles.

That's what's happening at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, where thousands of icicles have been grown, picked and assembled to create an ice castle not unlike the palace in the Disney movie "Frozen." It's one of three ice castles being built this winter - the others are in Breckenridge, Colo., and Midway, Utah.

Brent Christensen started his Ice Castles company a few years ago after building elaborate slides and ice towers for his kids in his Utah backyard.

The construction process involves spraying water onto metal racks to produce icicles that are stuck to the ground around sprinkler heads. After a few weeks, towers, tunnels, archways and caves emerge.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WCAX. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.