Will ‘Ice Castles’ Attractions Be Harder to Build in a Warming World?


A man takes pictures during media tour before the Grand opening of Dillon Colorado's Ice Castles Dec. 21, 2018. Andy Cross / The Denver Post / Getty Images

In the movie “Frozen,” Queen Elsa magically creates a palace made of sparkling ice. For Brent Christensen, making an ice palace is harder, but the results are still enchanting.

“We try to create what feels like an otherworldly experience,” he says.

Christensen is the founder of Ice Castles. His company builds elaborate ice structures that tower up to 40 feet high.

They start by making thousands of icicles, which they fuse together and then spray repeatedly with water.

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