Silverthorne pleased with visitor turnout for Ice Castle
- Created on Tuesday, 03 January 2012 18:06
- Written by Nathan
Photo by Christian Murdock, The Gazette
By JANICE KURBJUN, SUMMIT DAILY NEWS
Silverthorne's Ice Castle fared well during the Christmas and New Year holidays, though artist Brent Christensen has been feeling the ripple effect of the lean snow season.
He said ticket sales at Silverthorne's new attraction were at or slightly exceeded those during New Year's weekend in Midway, Utah, where the castle was previously located.
Photos of the Ice Castle
He estimated approximately 1,000 visitors on Friday and roughly 800 on Saturday, even given the extremely windy weather.
“I was surprised we had as many people as we did ... on such a vicious day,” he said. “Given we had a late start, this meets my expectations.”
Nonetheless, the artist has high expectations for himself, the castle, and its new location.
“I've had to reconcile what I want it to be with people being happy,” he said, explaining that visitors so far don't notice the differences and shortfalls he sees in his own work.
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