Friday, March 2, 2012

Hotpool Trip Day One

Snowy Roofs at Glacier Park Lodge

Snowy Mountains outside the Lodge

Skiers and tourists arriving for lunch.

Road to Fairmont Hot Springs  (through the front coach window)

Evening Dippers, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Monday 26th February 2012. An incredible day of good weather, being driven through the winter wonderland of Columbia, Selkirk, and Purcell mountain ranges, in a bran new motor coach, from Penticton to Fairmont. We stopped for lunch at the Glacier Resort on the Transcanada highway, and arrived in Fairmont just before sunset. They had had a good snowfall the day before which made every view a Christmas card. An evening dip in the hotpool after a long day in the coach was most welcome, even at minus 16 Celsius! The water is pure and odor-free, having no sulphur dioxide contamination, quite unlike others such as in Miette or Banff Hot Springs. The temperature of the water is around 100 F.....

8 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

It looks fantastic, almost a fairytale.

Greetings,
Filip

Desiree said...

Breath taking photography, Michael! And I love the one of the roof covered in such heavy snow. You are truly an artist. Welcome back!

jennyfreckles said...

It does look like winter wonderland. I wouldn't like to be standing under that roof when the snow slides off though!

L. D. Burgus said...

That is a beautiful park. I bet the water felt great even with the snow all around you. Beautiful photos.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Eine herrliche Winterlandschaft. Bei so viel Schnee und Sonne kann man das Leben geniessen.
Schöne Fotos.
Liebe Grüsse
Angela

Michael and Hanne said...

Thank you all for visiting! I took 235 photos but you only get a few!!

H said...

I went from "Oh, wow! Look at that rooftop" to "OH WOW!!! Look at those MOUNTAINS!!!"

Michael and Hanne said...

You remembered my rants about OMG's Well done! Thanks for visiting!