Opening dates are weather dependent. Typically, Ice Castles opens in late December or early January and remains open as long as weather allows.
Ticket Sales are final. Ticket dates and times may be changed as long as changes are made at least 24 hours in advance. Please take this into considerations if there is inclement weather imminent or if you have a sudden change of circumstances.
If you would like to exchange your tickets click HERE
Standby Tickets are NOT guaranteed – you risk not being able to enter if you do not have a pre-paid ticket.
Closed for the season.
Online- General Admission (12+): $15.95 Child (4-11): $10.95
Walkup (Standby)- General Admission (12+): $20 Child (4-11): $15
Online- General Admission (12+): $18.95 Child (4-11): $14.95
Walkup (Standby)- General Admission (12+): $25 Child (4-11): $20
*Holiday pricing is the same as weekend pricing (Dec. 26-28, Jan. 1, Jan. 21, and Feb. 18)
** 0-3 Year olds are free – not required to have a ticket
***Prepaid ticket holders receive priority entrance before Standby. Standby Tickets are NOT guaranteed – you risk not being able to enter if you do not have a pre-paid ticket
Closed for the Season
** Dates and hours may change on Holidays (Dec. 26-28, Jan. 1, Jan. 21, and Feb. 18)
Tips for a Great Experience
Wear Boots! The walking surface inside of the Ice Castles is made of crushed ice. Walking in boots is definitely best.
Buy Tickets Before You Arrive! When you buy a ticket, you buy an arrival time. We ask that you arrive within your 30 minute time window. Once you are inside the castle you can stay as long as you’d like!
Save some trees! When you buy your tickets online we’ll send you an email with a unique QR code, so there’s no need to print your tickets. We can scan the code right from your phone!
Photos are encouraged (and we want to see them! #icecastles) but we ask that you please leave photography equipment such as tripods and lights at home. For information about commercial or specialized photo sessions please email us at email@example.com.
Sleds are better. We highly recommend bringing a small sled to pull children instead of a stroller. It is extremely difficult to push the stroller through the castle (think of it like trying to push a stroller through a sandy beach).
Planning your visit to Dillon
Welcome to our high mountain lake community nestled between the water and the peaks. Dillon offers access to a world-class winter playground with all the comfort and charm of a small mountain town. We’re just minutes away from the ski slopes of Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin, and just a short drive away from Vail/Beaver Creek. There’s also plenty of outdoor winter fun right here. Enjoy skating, sleigh rides, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snow kite boarding or ice fishing. Relax with a quiet stroll through downtown Dillon’s winter wonderland to craft breweries and authentic eateries after enjoying the Ice Castles.
Sitting on the shores of Lake Dillon, the town offers awe-inspiring views of the Gore and Ten Mile Mountain ranges and is only a one hour and fifteen-minute drive to downtown Denver and one and a half hours from the Denver International Airport and offers both hotel and condominium lodging opportunities
Dillon Town Park has several parking spots close by the Ice Castle that are available on a first-come first-served basis. The largest parking lot is right along Buffalo street in front of the Ice Castles. Additional parking is located in the Town Hall Parking lot or within walking distance from Lake Dillon Drive.