WhoVail house unveiled at Vail’s Four Seasons
VAIL — It’s not Whoville, it’s WhoVAIL! Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail unveiled a life-size, Dr. Seuss’ Whoville-inspired gingerbread house, as part of its holiday offerings for children and their families. The giant gingerbread house combined efforts from the staff and children from the community.
It’s 100 square feet and features a working door through which children can enter, built in-house by master carpenter Frank Bontempo.
The outside has more than 4,500 gingerbread tiles, weighing 475 pounds, along with 80 pounds of fondant and icing.
The gingerbread tiles were decorated by 100 children from Red Sandstone Elementary School. There’s a fireplace inside decorated by local school children.
The giant gingerbread house was unveiled on Dec. 13, which the town of Vail proclaimed as “WHOVAIL Day.”
“We are pleased to debut the completed gingerbread house to the families and children who put so much creativity into the house’s design,” said Mark Herron, general manager of Four Reasons Resort and Residences Vail. “The children should be proud to show off their work, and we are thrilled to have them participate in this unique festivity this season.”