February 25, 2024
World’s Largest Mountaintop Snow Fort in Colorado ‘bigger and better’ than past years



DENVER (KDVR) — Colorado is home to several world records, and naturally that includes the World’s Largest Mountaintop Snow Fort.

The 10,000-square-foot fort sits at an elevation of over 11,600 feet at Dercum Mountain in Keystone Resort. It’s over 35 feet tall and takes up about a quarter of an acre, according to Keystone Resort.

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Keystone has had the fort in years past, but this year a spokesperson for the resort told FOX31 it is “bigger and better than years past.”

Here’s how the snow fort looks this year.

This year, it was designed and built by Snice Carvings. It took about two weeks to build and has an ice cave, slides, tunnels and ice sculptures.

Keystone Resort said visitors must have an Epic Pass, Keystone lift ticket or scenic gondola foot passenger ticket to see the fort.

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To find the fort, take the River Run gondola to Decrum Summit. it will be open as long as conditions allow. Last season, it was open until mid-April.

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