While the Ice Hotel in Swedish Lapland may get all of the press attention for ice architecture, Beaver Creek has its' own ice building and developing ice culture.
The summit of lift 12 is an ideal sub freezing ecozone for this ice music concert hall where one can hear the amazing sounds of ice instruments.
Build by Tim Linhart and his Swedish wife Birgitta, one will be amazed to hear symphonic sounds from an array of instruments including an ice cello, xylophone, guitar and violin.
Previous projects have included ice organs, drums, violas, base and flutes.
Xylophone made from ice and its creator, ice artist Tim Linhart
Cello made from ice
One will be amazed to discover the craftsmanship applied to the hollow body instruments, with ice shaved thin to achieve the acoustic qualities similar to their wooden brethren.