Les Grottes de Glace

Buid into snow

The caves at Alpe d’Huez, Les Arcs and Serre Chevalier (2003 – 2004) are built from snow, which compacts into ice.

An ingenious system (breveted by our society), based on the igloo structure and perfected by our 2 guides enables the creation of galleries and large rooms to each specification.

This is a real technical challenge at  which the snow canons must come up with the answer : how to make more than 10,000m3 of artificial snow with a higher density than the snow used on the slopes !

Milling the snow

Although these caves (Alpe d’Huez, Les Arcs and Serre Chevalier, Valloire) are made of artificial snow they don’t lose the magic and ephemeral of an ice cave .

Each spring, the galleries and sculptures disappear leaving no trace….until the next winter when it all happens again !!

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