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  • n. A shelter made by hollowing out a pile of snow.


From Slavey  (kóézhii, "in the shelter"). (Wiktionary)


  • Bidding goodnight to Francine, John and I set off in the dark to find both quinzhee and tent.

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  • Frontier Travel (020-8776 8709; frontier-travel. offers return flights to Quebec via Montreal with Air Canada, and four nights at the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac for £675 per person, with a fifth night at Au Pays des Hurons First Nations site from £72 per person, including quinzhee building.

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  • I awake feeling physically wrecked but pleased to see that our quinzhee still stands.

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  • John is all for sleeping in the quinzhee, but having seen how thin Regent's sleeping bags are, I exert what is left of my parental authority and take up our host's suggestion that we use a nearby tent which he has equipped with a log-burning stove.

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