Ice Castles in Midway, Utah
Using hundreds of thousands of icicles, professional ice artists build astonishing castles every year in Midway, Utah. The Utah Ice Castles reopen in January 2022, and run until late February for visitors to explore every crevice of the intricate structures. Colorful LED lights illuminate ice sculptures and other formations, including frozen thrones, caverns, archways, and fountains. Walk or crawl through the tunnels, wander through the maze, take a trip down one or all of the ice slides, and book a sleigh ride through the forest behind the castles. For a private VIP experience, reserve the Arctic Alcove, a secluded room that’s the ideal setting for special occasions. Masks are recommended. Tickets for children start at $11 and adults at $15.
Fire and Ice Winter Festival in Ely, Nevada
Since 2003, the rugged outdoor mountain town of Ely, Nevada, has been home to the Fire and Ice Winter Festival, a celebration of art, winter sports, and the community of White Pine County. Residents and visitors embrace the cold together from January 14 to 16, 2022. Skiers race for first place during the cross-country skiing events. Other activities include fireworks displays, bonfires, train rides, ice skating, guided hikes, snow shoeing, ice bowling, and ice fishing.