Dave Honeyman updates us from life in the Rockies
Finally, the Canadian Rockies busiest guiding season ever is complete. With a weakened Canadian dollar, tourism in general was “off the hook”, for summer 2015. However there were still lots of quiet times experienced with clients from all over the world, showing them our special places.
Fall is perhaps my favorite time of year as the preparation for the winter ski season begins. Ice hockey, road biking, gym time and indoor climbing would be my slate of go to activities enjoyed in the off season. Shorter days and cooler temperatures have me enjoying more than one session per day usually a ½ day outside and ½ under the roof. Snow making can’t be that far away! Soon the local lakes will be frozen for outdoor skating, one of Banff’s best kept secrets. This, I consider to be my best cross training for alpine skiing.
Eider has been a big part of this past year, first with powder skiing last winter in Hokkaido Japan then with the summer alpine season at home here in Banff. I couldn’t ask for better gear.
I am looking forward to being on snow again this winter. As a mentor, I will be working closely with our National and Provincial level ski racing coaches and with our local mountain guides in an effort to improve both their skiing and tactics.
Most of all I’m looking forward to another visit to Japan to ski the deep powder in January.
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