Loon Mountain to Debut 25′ Tall Ice Castle

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 14 2013 - 12:46 PM

Loon Ice CastleLincoln, NH (Nov. 12, 2013) – This winter, the East Coast’s first Ice Castle, a frozen fortress with walls of ice reaching 25 feet high, will debut at Loon Mountain Resort in the White Mountains of 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 will craft a palatial abode of frozen stalactites and stalagmites. During the day, visitors will explore an icy stronghold that glows a glacial blue; by night, an array of embedded multicolored lights will transform the castle into a frozen, glowing Narnia.

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

For more information about Ice Castles, visit www.icecastles.com. For updates on the construction of the Loon Mountain Ice Castle, please visit www.loonmtn.com.

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Loon Mountain Resort is New England’s most-accessible mountain resort destination, featuring Superior Snow, Guaranteed, 2,100 feet of vertical, and three peaks full of terrain variety. Terrain ranges from gentle beginner slopes to long cruisers, steeps and tree skiing, plus a full progression of award-winning terrain parks and New Hampshire’s only superpipe. Loon’s Snowsports School offers programs for all ages and abilities and the Adventure Center features zipline, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, equipment rentals, tours, and an indoor climbing wall.

Loon Mountain is operated by Boyne Resorts, the largest family-owned four-season resort company in North America, and is located in the White Mountain National Forest, operating in partnership with the USDA-Forest Service. For more information about Loon Mountain, visit loonmtn.com, like Loon on Facebook at facebook.com/loonmtn, or follow @loonmtn on Twitter. For more information about Loon Mountain Parks, visit facebook.com/loonparksnh or follow @loonparksnh on Instagram.

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Brent Christensen and his business partner, Ryan Davis, have built Ice Castles in Midway, UT (2009); Midway UT (2010); Silverthorne, CO (2011); Steamboat Springs, CO (2012); and Bloomington, MN (Mall of America, 2012). This year they are building Ice Castles at Loon Mountain Resort, NH; Main Street in Midway, UT; and Main Street in Breckenridge, CO.

Brent and his Ice Castles have been featured on the Today Show, Weather Channel, and on multiple local television, print, and online media. Brent can be reached at brent@icecastles.com and Ryan can be reached at ryan@icecastles.com or at 801-875-8589.

For more information on the Ice Castles story visit our page http://www.icecastles.com/what-are-ice-castles/ and like Ice Castles on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IceCastlesCO.

 

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