13 Snow Fort Masterpieces You Have to See to Believe
Whether you're 10 or 100 years old, there's something magical about a snow fort that warms the heart despite the cold. To bring out the kid in all of us, we've rounded up 13 of the most incredible snow forts you'll ever see.
Snow Castle Deluxe
Gathering this much snow to carve may seem like an amazing feat. But if you follow these snow blowing tips, you’ll have a clean driveway, And a large snow pile to start your own deluxe snow fort like this one in Russia.
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The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is an annual event in China that runs for one month each winter and is home to the world’s largest ice sculptures. And while homeowners the world over are trying to protect their homes from winter damage, the cold Siberian winds are a benefit here to ensure the breathtaking snow forts last as long as possible.
Carve it Out
Another snow fort, of sorts, that accepts overnight visitors, is the Kemi Snow Castle in Romania. It is a warm site in the middle of frozen terrain. While you won’t find any DIY fire pits in your room, the hotel provides thick sheepskin blankets to keep guests toasty at night.
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Who says classic has to be boring? And this snow fort igloo is stunning in its simplicity, especially at night. And this is the perfect place to hide while creating an arsenal of snowballs for your next fight.
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Light it Up
At the foothills of the Adirondacks, the Saranac Ice Festival builds a custom castle each year, complete with turrets, lights and fireworks. And if you’re looking to create the same festival feel at home, be sure to follow fire-safety guidelines when lighting off fireworks.
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While technically more of a snow sculpture than a snow fort, the scale, detail and majesty of this Chinese castle can’t be ignored. And one wonders at the array of tools these pros used to create such a masterpiece.