Yes I am already looking forward to winter and we aren't even half way through our summer. The reason for my winter anticipation is the hot and dry weather we are having here at Vagabond Lodge. We even had some previously unheard of 40C plus days. And now we have a lot of smoke from wild fires in our province. So far nothing really close by here but depending on which way the wind is blowing, it can get ugly.
The other reason we are looking forward to ski season there is a lot of optimism the border may be open to vaccinated travellers by September and that means our overseas guests can come back skiing this winter.
We have already had some good bookings for the ski season from Europe but of course it all hinges on the opening of the borders.
Canada is doing a good job with vaccinations and our numbers have gone down dramatically in the past month.
In Golden we went about a month without any new cases but recently we have seen 4 new ones which percentage wise is concerning.
People are travelling now and the means people coming here who are not vaccinated. Sorry...some people just don't get it. FYI here at Vagabond Lodge we are only accepting fully vaccinated guests. That is for our safety, the safety of our other guests and our community. End of story.
Video is from this past winter to get you pumped. I know I am.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.