|Me in the Pirate Room.|
|Ice Slide featuring Olaf.|
The hotel itself is built every year starting in roughly December, open to guests in January and torn down in April. It takes roughly a month and a half and 60 people to build with a combination of snow (over 15,000 tons) and ice (over 500,000 tons). Although it is called the Ice Hotel, the interior temperature is not as cold as you would think since snow is actually a good insulator keeping the temperature at roughly -2 C to -3 C (28 F).
Come back next Friday for another Past Point of Interest!