Squaw offers a ginormous and ephemeral experience through this Saturday. Kids and adults are invited to explore climbing walls, hand-carved stair cases, luges, and slides that have been all carved out of snow.

The 5,000 square foot snow castle was built using 30,000 cubic feet of snow and is located at the SnoVentures Activity Zone at the base of Squaw Valley. The Kid-O-Rama Kastle is free to enter and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through February 23.

This ice fortress was created by a team of 10 core artists as well as key volunteers that worked for 13 days to finish this project on a short schedule. Longtime Tahoe locals Jeremiah Johnson and Chris Banovich lead the team with insight and experience, working through conditions ranging from -10 degrees to rain to 45 degrees.

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Contracted by Squaw Valley to create a larger snow fort than one of the resort’s competitiors in Colorado, the Ice Kastle is the only snow fort in the Tahoe/Truckee area. 

Info: Info on Ice Kastle at squaw.comtahoeicesculptures.com/

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