Posted on 11/26/2011 by Alyssa Hubbard

Visit the Silverthorne Ice Castles on Your Next Summit County Visit!

The Town of Silverthorne is preparing to show off its Ice Castles display in just a couple of weeks.   This brand new display is a perfect addition to your Keystone Resort vacation.  Located just minutes away, you'll find walkways, illuminated ice formations, tunnels and arches.  The Ice Castles make for a perfect activity for the entire family on your next visit to Keystone. 

Some of the formations reach up to 40 feet high, and weigh more than 10,000 tons.  The "Ice Castles" are each unique and constantly changing, and they will soon be forming on the Silverthorne Pavilion lawn!  The castles are made entirely out of ice with no additional support.  Formed in natural shapes created by gravity and freezing water instead of being carved from ice blocks, they shift as water is added at night, and may change depending upon the temperature and snowfall as well.  The artist of the ice castles is Brent Christensen, who began his work by creating an ice skating rink for his kids, which evolved into experimenting with icicles.  After honing his skills, and working on ice castles in Utah,  Brent began looking for a new location for his creation.  Luckily for Summit County visitors, he chose Silverthorne as a perfect location to create his 2011-12 ice castle masterpiece. 

The opening date is still to be determined, but the target date is the evening of December 9th.  We will keep you posted on prices and the opening date and time as soon as it is released!  For further information, check back with SummitCove.  As you plan your activities and Keystone lodging, our vacation planners are here to assist you!


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