It didn't take long for the ice stupa, which was erected in front of the Hotel Morteratsch on New Year's Eve, to grow in size. There were only three days between the construction of the ice stupa and these pictures.

The first picture shows how the ice stupa works. The water enters the ice stupa via pipes that are connected to the river. The pressure generated creates a fountain that causes the water to drip onto the stupa from above. Thanks to the cold winter air, the water crystallizes into ice and makes the ice stupa bigger.