The Tron room in THe IceHotel
December 18, 2010 7:34 AM   Subscribe

This year the IceHotel, built out of 30,000 tons of snow and 4,000 tons of ice, features a Tron room. Cool does not even begin to describe it.

Full disclosure, I've just been in it and it is every bit as awesome as you'd expect (and then some). Previous Icehotel posts: The Ice Hotel '04.
posted by dabitch (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

That "making of" video is by far the best of the Tron films.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 8:12 AM on December 18, 2010

Also, portrait of the artists under the ice-chandelier :)
posted by dabitch at 8:14 AM on December 18, 2010

This is quite awesome, dabitch - did you just have a day visit or did you stay over? I've been fascinated with the ice hotels ever since I first heard of them - been keeping my eye on this Hôtel de Glace in Quebec, but the Tron room lends further allure.

I hope you don't mind me reposting this but it is a really great photo - love the hat!
posted by madamjujujive at 8:18 AM on December 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

Yes, I am aware it's not actually a bulldozer. I made a deliberate exaggeration for comic intent.

For those that are keeping score at home, it appears to be a Volvo Wheel Loader in the L series, probably L60-L90 since it doesn't look that big.

In the interest of humor though, "A Bulldozer" is funnier than "A Volvo L60 Wheel Loader" as a punchline.

Unless you say it in German.

Then it's hillarious, as German comedy tends to be.
posted by Lord_Pall at 8:19 AM on December 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!
posted by jenkinsEar at 8:22 AM on December 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

madamjujujive , I've stayed over before (1998) but decided not to now this time. Really regretted that when I saw the Tron room! :) It's actually quite a nice nights sleep, crisp cold air and warm cozy sleeping bags on reindeer hides. The Hotel people wake you up with your choice of hot blueberry soup or coffee and you beeline it to the sauna - I had to spend ten minutes chipping my shoes out of the ice though, they had somehow frozen into the floor.
posted by dabitch at 8:31 AM on December 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

There is an ice bar in Stockholm made by the same people who run the ice hotel, but as this is so far the coldest winter in 150 years, the whole country of Sweden is an ice hotel.
posted by three blind mice at 9:15 AM on December 18, 2010 [2 favorites]

Hehe, true that three blind mice. There's Absolut Icebars everywhere, one in London, and as I recall they set up one in Copenhagen one winter (outdoors) as well.
posted by dabitch at 9:38 AM on December 18, 2010

And for the soundtrack: "The Ice Hotel" - sung by Stacey Kent and written by Kazuro Ishiguro
posted by rongorongo at 10:03 AM on December 18, 2010

Warning, do not run jenkinsear's post thru any translation software!
posted by zoogleplex at 10:11 AM on December 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

A photographer I sometimes assist did a very nice story on the Ice Hotel a few years ago.
posted by Magnakai at 10:35 AM on December 18, 2010 [2 favorites]

My gods, have they never done a Hoth suite?
posted by moonbiter at 12:27 PM on December 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

The first thing I thought of when I saw it wasn't Tron, but James Bond.

I had to check out the trivia for Die Another Day to find out whether the ice hotel in the movie was the same one or just inspired by this place (turns out it was just inspired).
posted by immlass at 1:01 PM on December 18, 2010

Cool does not even begin to describe it.

Yeah but freakin' cold does.
posted by Keith Talent at 4:32 PM on December 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

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