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Here's what it's like inside Canada's Hotel de Glace, which is rebuilt every year using 500 tons of ice and 30,000 tons of snow

The Hotel de Glace was first built in Quebec, Canada, in 2001.

The Hotel de Glace was first built in Quebec, Canada, in 2001.
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It's been recreated every winter since then.

It's been recreated every winter since then.
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The hotel is temporary and only lasts for a few months each year.

The hotel is temporary and only lasts for a few months each year.
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This year, guests can stay in the hotel from January 4th to March 28th.

This year, guests can stay in the hotel from January 4th to March 28th.
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The construction of the hotel is no easy task.

The construction of the hotel is no easy task.
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The works starts in December, when the temperature has been consistently below 32 degrees Fahrenheit for a week.

The works starts in December, when the temperature has been consistently below 32 degrees Fahrenheit for a week.
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The 32,000 square foot hotel takes 50 people about six weeks to create.

The 32,000 square foot hotel takes 50 people about six weeks to create.
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The snow used is man made; it's churned so that it's denser and more humid than natural snow.

The snow used is man made; it's churned so that it's denser and more humid than natural snow.
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The hotel has a total of 44 rooms.

The hotel has a total of 44 rooms.
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Some more elaborate than others.

Some more elaborate than others.
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Like this Roman-looking room.

Like this Roman-looking room.
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The Hotel de Glace has everything from a restaurant...

The Hotel de Glace has everything from a restaurant...
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... to an ice bar...

... to an ice bar...
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... to an ice slide...

... to an ice slide...
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... plenty of fireplaces...

... plenty of fireplaces...
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... and hot tubs for warmth.

... and hot tubs for warmth.
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Warmth is essential considering rooms are a chilly 23-27 degrees Fahrenheit.

Warmth is essential considering rooms are a chilly 23-27 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Rooms also aren't cheap — they start at $199 per person.

Rooms also aren't cheap — they start at $199 per person.
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But if you love winter and are brave enough to take the cold, the Hotel de Glace is a unique and beautiful place to stay.

But if you love winter and are brave enough to take the cold, the Hotel de Glace is a unique and beautiful place to stay.
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