Ice castles become tourist attractions in 3 states

By By HOLLY RAMER

LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) — Farming is tough in New Hampshire in the winter — unless you're growing icicles.

That's what's happening at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, where thousands of icicles have been grown, picked and assembled to create an ice castle not unlike the palace in the Disney movie "Frozen." It's one of three ice castles being built this winter — the others are in Breckinridge, Colo., and Midway, Utah.

Brent Christensen started his Ice Castles company a few years ago after building elaborate slides and ice towers for his kids in his Utah backyard.

The construction process involves spraying water onto metal racks to produce icicles that are stuck to the ground around sprinkler heads. After a few weeks, towers, tunnels, archways and caves emerge.

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