Win 4 tickets to the Ice Castles at Silverthorne

February 21, 2012 — 81 Comments

When this Colorado attraction made it on my radar this winter I was so excited. This is the type of unique event that I love to share with my readers.

Ice Castles at Silverthorne night

Ice Castles at Silverthorne. Photographs by Ryan Davis, all rights reserved.

This amazing structure, located in Silverthorne, Colorado, is built entirely by hand using ice and water as the sole building materials.  There is nothing like it in the country and quite possibly the world. You can visit the castle during the day or night, and in the evening hours it is lit by 360,000 lumens of light. The ice castle is in constant flux, so that if you visit in the beginning of the season and then again at the end, the place may look very different. According to the attraction’s website, “depending on the night temperatures, wind and amount of snow, the Ice Castle experience can change drastically from one day to the next.”

You can see why I was so happy to discover this creation in HeidiTown’s backyard!

Child in Ice Tunnel at Ice Castles at Silverthorne     Ice Castles at Silverthorne gazing                              Ice Castles at Silverthorne outside

Brent Christensen, of Utah, is the artist behind this spectacular creation. He went from experimenting with icicle formations in his front yard to amuse his children, to building large ice castles for a resorts in Utah.

The Ice Castles at Silverthorne are located at the Town Pavilion in Silverthorne, Colorado, approximately one hour and 20 minutes west of Denver just a quarter mile off of I70. The attraction is open 7 days a week. Adult admission is $10, children 12 and under are $7.50 and children under 4 are free. You can read more about this attraction at their website by clicking here.

Now here’s your chance to win 4 tickets to The Ice Castles at Silverthorne. Just leave a comment here on the blog letting me know that you’d like to win and you’ll be entered. A winner will be chosen at random on Friday, February 24 at approximately 3 p.m.

Good luck!

~ Contest Closed ~

81 responses to Win 4 tickets to the Ice Castles at Silverthorne

  1. This looks fabulous. Thanks for alerting me to it. Hope I win.

  2. Would love a chance to go. Actually intended to go on our way to the mountains this weekend…except that we were going to Winter Park and Silverthorne wasn’t on the way, so we didn’t make it. My kid would love this!

  3. We look forward to the Ice Sculptures in Breckenridge every year, and would love to get up to Silverthorne to see this before it disappears for the season! Thanks!

  4. I saw an article about this a couple months ago, looks amazing! would live to check it out

  5. I’d love to win, the kids I nanny would love this!

  6. Just found out about this! Looks amazing. We’d LOVE to go! Thank YOU!!!

  7. Would love to go and see what I just posted to Pinterest!

  8. This looks amazing! We would LOVE to win!!

  9. This looks awesome. Like a fairy tale ice castle where I could live with my polar bear army (that I cuddle).

  10. I saw something like this out in Utah. It was very beautiful. I would LOVE the opportunity to take my family to see this in person!

  11. I didn’t know that we had this in Colorado – thanks for writing about it. I’m amazed at all of the great things I didn’t know about until I discovered your blog. I would love to win tickets to see the Ice Castles. Thanks you!!!

  12. I want to win! This looks amazing and I was hoping to get there sometime soon.

  13. Looks fabulous! As a new resident of CO-I hope we win so we can come see these!

  14. I would like to win! This is MY KIND of Winter Activity!

  15. I would love to win this for my family! Thank you!

  16. I would definitely like to win. for shizzle.

  17. Would love to win this for the family!!!!

  18. Would love to win! Thanks!

  19. I’ve heard of this but have never been to see it. It looks so beautiful! I would LOVE to win these tickets!

  20. Very exciting… I have been asking my family to see this since Christmas… We were finally going this weekend but my daughter got sick. :(
    I would love too win these tickets!!!

  21. I didn’t know anything like this existed here in Colorado. We are a homeschooling family and our son loves castles, I know he would have so much fun exploring this piece of art (we all would!). Thanks for sharing.

  22. I’d love the chance to get to see the Ice Castle. I just moved back to Colorado, and have missed being able to see it for five long years!

  23. Would love to win this as it isn’t in our budget. Thanks for the chance.

  24. This would be an awesome mini get away for my family! The boys would love this!! Thanks!!

  25. We have 5 kids and would love to take them all to see this! It look like so much fun! Would love to win :)

  26. That looks AMAZING! I would love to take my family!

  27. My daughters would love to see this! I would love to win this for them! So cool thanks for sharing

  28. This is stunning and amazing. I would love to take my out of town guests when they arrive next week!!

  29. I would love to win these tickets. My 4 tear old would love it and although my daughter who is 8 months, may not seem interested, I think she will love it too!!!

  30. Would love to check it out!

  31. Would love to win tic to ice castles. I’m out of work. I had a heart attack. I’d bring. My kid and 2 friends we can’t afford any Fun now with all medical bills


  32. Seen this and looks so amazing. I have 2 boys that would love to see this. Unfortunatly i don’t have the finances right now to aford anything like this. Plus i also haven’t ever seen this either. Hope i win! It would be awesome to have some fun with my kids.


  33. I would love to be entered in the drawing!

  34. Yay! Please enter me in the drawing! My family and I really want to go see this wonderful display! How beautiful!

  35. We are going this weekend!! Would LOVE to win!:)

  36. These are absolutely amazing. I would love to win the tickets. What an opportunity to treat my grandkids, ages three and seven and have a wonderful time…free! WOO HOO. G-ma will be a hit.

  37. Pick me! Pick me! I’ve been wanting to see this for a while now.

  38. I would like to be entered in the contest! Thank you!

  39. we missed the breckenridge snow sculture show this year and would love to go to this… besides we will be in dillon in two weeks. we are so ready to go!!

  40. Wow how incredible I think I need to check this out to add something to our snow sculpture…INCREDIBLE..thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win

  41. My daughter LOVES snow and would be so jazzed to see this place! Great job and thanks for sharing the deals!

  42. This looks awesome! We’d love to go, pick me! pick me! especially since 4 and under is free

  43. ME…ME…Pick ME! Looks great!

  44. Please enter me! My daughter and I are recent Hawaiian transplants and would love to see this – it makes winter seem even more beautiful

  45. I would love love love to win this. It looks sooooo cool (pun intended!)


  46. Would love to win. Pick me, pretty please :)

  47. That looks totally awesome, I would love to go there.

  48. Would love to take the family! Thanks!

  49. Would love to tour the Ice Castle!!

  50. Would love to be entered to win tickets to see the ice castles!

  51. I’d like to win! Thanks.

  52. This looks awesome! I would love to see the Ice Castles. Please enter me to win. Thanks.

  53. These are amazing! I would love to see them in person! Thanks!

  54. I would love to win these tickets!

  55. I would like to win!

  56. This would be a wonderful trip for my family.

  57. I would Love to win! My kids would love this so much! Our budget does not allow us to go out often and this would be a blessing!

  58. I would love to be entered!

  59. My daughter would love to see these

  60. We would LOVE to win free tickets – please enter me to win :)
    Thank you!

  61. Would love to win to take our relatives when they visit from Cali!!

  62. that is so beautiful! i would be so grateful to win free tickets :) please enter me to win!

  63. AWESOME! Would be great to take to take my family to this! Please enter me! Thanks!!

  64. My kids have seen pictures at school. Would be a great little tirp for a wkend. :)

  65. I would love to come see the ice castles!!

  66. I would love to go see this!! I have had 3 deaths in the last 6months and then recently was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. I am also a caretaker for one of my sons. I need a break, please!!

    • Cynthia Gossin:

      I would love you to come to the Ice Castles with your whole family and a few friends–up to ten people. Please print this off and bring it with some ID and we will give you a free family pass at the ticket booth. This pass will be good for the morning and again at night with the lights on. Hope this will bring you the much needed break.

  67. Victoria Naranjo February 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I would love to win tickets!!!!!

  68. I’d love to win. Been a while since I have been to the fortress of solitude and seen such impressive ice formations.

  69. My kids would just LOVE this! Looks so cool!!!

  70. I would love to win tickets for my family to see this! We love doing things together as a family and this would be something new and different!!!

  71. So fun! I’ve been wanting to go and reading about your adventures but somehow missed this contest. <3

  72. I work with adults with disabilities. Seeing this would put a huge smile on their faces and warm their hearts.

  73. Jodi Alborghetti February 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Would love to take the family to see. sounds like lots of fun.

  74. I would love to take my 3 kids here :) Awesome article!

  75. Stephanie Schmidt February 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    My kids would love this!!

  76. I would love to win!

  77. The winner is Angelic! She has been contacted via email.

    THANK YOU to everyone who entered and who made this one of the most popular giveaways on Thank you to the Ice Castles for providing the tickets for this contest.

    I hope you those who didn’t win will consider heading up to see the castles before the winter ends. If you go, tell them the Mayor of HeidiTown sent you!!!

  78. NOTE: Winners are chosen randomly using

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