Monday, April 25, 2011

Quinzy

One of the unique experiences those of have who grow up with lots of snow in the winter is the experience of building snow sculptures, forts, tunnels, etc.
I remember visiting a quinzy, a snow tent built into a snow bank. This was during my teacher training days in Three Hills, Alberta. One of the junior high teachers (I think, though he may have taught high school) there would build one every year and people would go to this very large snowbank with several tunnels leading into a large inner room that was about five feet high and ten feet across. They iced the ceiling in the inner chamber so that it would be more sturdy.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Q is a very popular letter around here :)

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this Q with us. I would never have guessed a quinzy was a snow tent. It's a pleasure to meet you via the A-Z Challenge!

Tours In Venice said...

How do you keep warm in one, though? I have never even heard of such a thing! Sounds like a fun, but very chilling adventure.

Sara