Wintertime can often be gloomy and grey, so one Utah resident decided to liven the season up by creating an icy paradise.
Our photo staff took a trip to Midway to experience the famous Ice Castles before their Friday opening.
Started in the backyard of a local resident just four years ago, the Ice Castles have expanded to three other cities in the United States, according to employees Robert Grebe and Ryan Davis.
Over the last two and a half months, 60 employees have handcrafted the magnificent Ice Castles, first by creating icicles and then expanding them from there.
Most people have been enjoying how nice of a winter we are having. However, with how warm and sunny Utah’s weather has been, the employees of the Midway Ice Castles are not as excited. As the development of the Ice Castles went underway, the sun was fighting against the hardworking team.
“It’s hard to build it, see it melt, build it and see it melt again.” Davis said.
Employee Graham Olson said he is hoping the site will stay open for the week, but that it looks like it will only be three days due to the weather.
If you want to see the beautiful Ice Castles in Midway, you better hurry. To find out more information visit their website at www.icecastles.com.