DILLON, Colo. — The Ice Castles in Dillon will open its icy doors on Friday.
The popular winter attraction is opening about a week earlier than usual.
Constructed by the Utah-based company Ice Castles, LLC, the Dillon location is the first of six locations to open for the season.
Thanks to an early start to winter in Colorado, ice artists were able to start building the interactive experience in mid-November.
The attraction will feature ice-carved tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones and cascading towers, complete with color-changing lights and music. In total, the creation is made of 25 million pounds of ice.
Ice Castles CEO Ryan Davis said he is excited they can open before Christmas.
“Kids will get out of school for the winter break and families will be spending time together,” he said. “Ice Castles gives people one more way to make incredible winter memories over the holidays.”
Tickets are available here. General admission is $15.95 during the week and $18.95 on weekends. Children's tickets are $10.95 during the week and $14.95 on weekends.