We follow Tetso as he makes toboggans, snow shoes
, canoes, guitars, and violins.
So, we found every which way to get ourselves around on the snow at Chamonix; dogs, horses, snow shoes
and skis, and they were all as brilliant as each other.
Although the terrain was a little easier to negotiate, the snow shoe
competitors still had another 500 meters in altitude to tackle before reaching the highest point of the route at Al-Oudaa at 2,700 meters.
Turns out that the country, with her many mountains, not only used ice for cooling, they even invented snow shoes
and ice sports such as sledding.
They provided us with snow shoes
for a wonderful guided half-day trek through the wilderness bordering British Columbia and Alberta, along the Continental Divide where the melting snow feeds into both the Atlantic and Pacific.
Whether you want to venture on to the Ice floes 18,000-mile network of Trans-Qubec snowmobile trails, tackle the back country on cross-country skis, go ice-climbing, mushing with huskies across a frozen lake, watch the ice floes on the mighty St Lawrence from a fairy-tale chateau, or explore one of Canada's largest and oldest national parks on snow shoes
, there's no shortage of wintry diversions from the slopes.
Explore Nocturnally Atop the Grand Mesa: During full moons, grab snow shoes
and cross country skis to trek across 32 miles of groomed landscape on the Grand Mesa, the largest flat top mountain in the world.
After all that snow, which lest we forget was still coming down a fortnight ago, I was beginning to believe that I would be dancing at this year's Creamfields festival in snow shoes
Whether you want to try out the 18,000-mile network of Trans-Qubec snowmobile trails, tackle the Backcountry on skis, go ice-climbing, mushing with huskies on a frozen lake, watch the ice floes on the St Lawrence from a fairytale chateau or explore one of Canada's largest national parks on snow shoes
, there's no shortage of wintry diversions.
Even so, the mountain resort provides many other activities that stir the senses: the open air in snow shoes
, spa treatments in the wellness centre, and cooking courses with traditional produce.
The resort is resolutely geared to families, with ice skating, tobogganing, use of snow shoes
and cross-country skis, a weekly snow shoe
tour and a torchlit llama trek available free of charge.
They had all the kit for a four or five-day trek - proper pukka kit including snow shoes