This little signpost is at the top of a lift called The Top of the World. It’s not actually at the summit at Lake Louise, but it’s close. I had to take a picture of the km to Toronto! I’m sorry I couldn’t do a panorama shot of the view. It would take your breath away. I think I spent more time drinking in the gorgeous views than actually skiing to the base!
There was 65cm of fresh snow the week we skied. That makes for a lot of great skiing and totally wonderland surroundings.
And in a totally different temperature, let me tell you about Lussier Hot springs in Whiteswan Provincial Park, BC.
We skied at Panorama Ski resort the first day, and the staff told us about a natural set of hot springs – undeveloped and off-road. The sign to the turnoff was tarped over because BC Parks didn’t want to maintain the road during the winter. It’s actually nothing more than a logging road winding away up through the mountains.
The kids are in the second pool, in the middle of the photo below. We had to keep our hats on because the wind was really bitter! To the left of where they are sitting is the edge of the third pool. I think only the kids tried the last pool – it too cold for us adults!
It was a fun adventure for the kids. It’s amazing how hot the pools are, and how weird it is to be cooking from the waist down, and freezing from the waist up!