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  1. #1
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    Default Ice Hotel near Quebec City

    Last winter, I went to the Ice Hotel near Quebec City and I thought some of you, fellow road trippers, may be curious and interested in having a short virtual tour of thesaid hotel.

    Enjoy!

    Gen

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    Default Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gen
    Last winter, I went to the Ice Hotel near Quebec City
    as much as I enjoyed your slides -- it made me chilly! It was only 101 degrees here in Las Vegas -- a normal spring day here!

    Mark

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    Default Stay cool

    Mark,

    as much as I enjoyed your slides -- it made me chilly! It was only 101 degrees here in Las Vegas -- a normal spring day here!
    Then you'll know what to do when summer season kicks in and you need to cool off a bit:o)) It was pretty cold inside. I was quite surprised because ever since I was a kid I was told that snow works as an isolator. Maybe it does, but it was still pretty humid and it was about -5 inside and -10 outside...brrr. The only room that's heated in the Ice Hotel is the bathroom. You'd have to pay me the 595$ to stay there, even with a warm sleeping bag and deer skins! Actually, the guests of the ice hotel also have a room booked at the auberge just up the hill in case they get too cold.

    Gen

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    Default way to go!

    Gen,
    The photos were sure chilly. pretty neat!
    Kinda weird idea, though.
    Did the hotel have other guests as well? :-)
    How do they maintain it in summer?

    cool

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    Default

    Cool,
    Did the hotel have other guests as well? :-)
    Yep, believe it or not their rooms are always booked months in advance. I didn't stay there, I just toured it. You would have to pay me to stay there and freeze my butt all night long -- been there done that (winter camping :oP)

    How do they maintain it in summer?
    They usually start their operations around January 5th and they maintain the hotel until the beginning of April. Here's their website if you'd like to know more : www.icehotel-canada.com

    Cheers!
    Gen

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    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gen
    Cool,
    You would have to pay me to stay there and freeze my butt all night long -- been there done that (winter camping :oP)
    Pretty much agree. :)

    Guess, I wouldn't stay there even if you paid me.

    cheers,
    cool

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    Default Construction was on Discovery HD last night

    Quote Originally Posted by Gen
    They usually start their operations around January 5th and they maintain the hotel until the beginning of April
    Discovery HD channel had a show about the construction of these "things" on TV last night -- interesting, but still not compelling enough for me to pay to be that chilled. I don't mind ice camping, but ice hoteling would be stretch for me!

    Mark

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