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LINCOLN, N.H. — Even if you don’t ski, there is a new reason to head to Loon Mountain this winter. Ice Castle construction is under way, and just after Christmas (if the weather cooperates), creator Brent Christensen and a team of artists will finish transforming more than 12,000 tons of ice into an acre-size castle at Loon Mountain, his Ice Castles debut on the East Coast.
Using a large sprinkler system in subfreezing temperatures, the crew will “grow” giant icicles, which they will harvest and sculpt to form a Narnia-like palace. They’ll add to the structure each night, eventually creating a free-form fortress of frozen stalagmites and stalactites.