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12 Amazing Ice Castles & Igloos from Around the World
Hôtel de Glace

The Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel) in Quebec is the first and only ice hotel in North America. It is rebuilt every year in December and lasts for just a three-month season. The month and a half building process requires 30,000 tons of specially formulated snow and 500 tons of ice. Those weary of cold weather should be wary—even the beds are made of ice.

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12 Amazing Ice Castles & Igloos from Around the World

December 22, 2013

For some, a day full of flurries means a day spent outdoors making snowballs, snow angels, and snowmen. For others, however, frosty weather inspires the construction of castles, igloos, and sundry structures that rival those made of more traditional building materials. | By Sara Carpenter, BobVila.com