Ever since hiking on Sunshine Meadows a couple of summers ago, I really wanted to see what the meadows looked like in the winter. Along with that, I really wanted to end 2010 doing something I love to do and being in a place I love to be. How fitting then, to "Snowshoe On Top of the World" today!
This area is on top of the Banff Sunshine Ski Hill, and borders Alberta and British Columbia. You need to take the Gondola to Sunshine Village then ride the Standish Chairlift even higher and this is where you end up! Picture perfect!
quinzhee entrance. Around the whole inside was a ledge to sit on. It felt cozy, warm and oh so quiet. We shared a toast to our experience with hot chocolate and cookies. The quinzhee still needs a little more work but that will come when more snow comes.