It is our annual ritual to have a party in a snowcave ... a big big snowcave.
I skiied up to Hidden Lake at around noon, which others had already started digging the party cave. They were digging
the big trench, where it would be served as the conveyor for the snow removed from the cave.
Hans started to excavate a small hole, and he disapeared for about 2hours, ... scraping and carving inside the cave. I joined
in after it was big enough to host 2 people inside. More and more snow were removed. I enjoyed very much digging from inside
the cave, though sometimes I felt I was out of air.
Party started at around 10pm, and more and more people showed up at the scene. Someone brought in a cheesecake to celebrate another
someone's birthday !!! Yeah!
We had setup an iPod and FM radio transmiter, equipped with a stereo. Music was smooth and loud inside the cave.
The next morning, we had the chance to see everyone's camp. Some stayed in small caves, we built an igloo, and Eileen and Fred
built an palace.
Hans started this small cave ...becoming our party room.
Us.... removing the snow that was excavated from inside the cave.
Like the "Trailer Park Boys" said, drink more beer.
Hans was crafting the roof of the cave.
Happy B-day, ....
Our disco ball ....
We have our wasabi bug eye lady
Bow to the King !
Her nickname is Unicorn
Beers in the fridge, please!.
Let's dance ...(3.1 MB).
And we have the Divas !
Use some imagination here ... that shovel was supposed to be a striptease dance pole !
I got the move !
Freddy, the hardcore builder from France !
I stayed in this igloo, ... built by Anya, Tyson and many others.
Tyson's Trojan Horse
Keystone arch ....fantastic.
To the right of the party room entrance, we had our right hand.
Our mouth in the centre.
And of course to the left of the entrance, we had our left hand.
Tour of the party cave (5.4 MB file).
Alex just came out from their apartment.
Ah .... aftermath of a good party
This is the roof top of our party cave. Just dont step on it.
The 2 chimpanzees (Eileen a& Fred) loved the paparazzi to take pictures of them.
So what is Snowcave Cabaret ?: A big posse of people build a temporary snow pueblo, complete with local restaurant, bar,
disco and jail if time and energy permits. We go up Saturday morning and come down Sunday morning. For you sceptics, building the pueblo
is possible in a day! Snow is a coool material and structurally pretty sound. Shovels move it well. Pointers will be given out by snow cave
veterans on how to build a snow cave - domed roof, proper ventilation, etc. There will be an emphasis on safety within
the construction. The final architecture will depend on numbers of people and individual inspiration. Last year we put in large trenches and dug out
caves on either side of the trench. Evening activities take place in a large communal disco-cave. It hosted 25 standing people and had a disco ball.
Some snow caves were connected internally, others had multiple rooms. A "central-atrium-trench" served as a kitchen... Uhhhh ... that's all...