SNOW AND ICE ART



Hotel de Glace is a one-of-a-kind hotel located just ten minutes outside of Quebec City, Canada. It's truly unique because it doesn't look the same as it did the year before it. That's because it's made out of 15,000 tons of snow and 500,000 tons of ice! The hotel is rebuilt every year with a new design, which only takes about a month, with the help of 60 workers.








Hotel de Glace contains 36 rooms with furniture completely made of ice. Although you would think that spending the night in a hotel made of ice might be uncomfortable, guests do not directly lie on icy beds. Rather, on top of the beds are mattresses, deer pets and Arctic sleeping bags. Also the 4-feet thick walls, despite being made of ice, keep guests warm by acting as a natural insulator. The hotel also suggests that, to stay warm, guests use the outdoor spas and sauna just before sleeping.





Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival
Harbin is located in Northeast China under the direct influence of the cold winter wind from Siberia. The average temperature in summer is 21.2 degrees Celsius, -16.8 degrees Celsius in winter. Annual low temperatures below -35C are not uncommon.
Officially, the festival starts January 5th and lasts one month.