It's the start of a new year and we can only hope it will be better than 2020. Certainly if the snow conditions are an indication it is off to a good start. We have been getting pretty steady dumps of snow and the skiing is pretty sweet. Friend Patrick who is in our bubble, and I have been trying to get out most days for a run and T1 or T2 are usually our destination and we have not been dissapointed. I have been surprised by how busy it has continued to be even after Christmas and New Years. I have no idea of where the skiers are coming from as our area does not have a big population base. Despite the directive from BC Health to ski at your local hill, and avoid non essential travel there seems to be a lot of people coming from outside our area. Our greatest fear right now besides contracting covid, is to have all the ski resorts shut down and that certainly is a possibility if the numbers keep going up. Kicking Horse Resort has done a pretty good job though of making sure it is as safe as possible in the lift lines and making sure people are masked up. Golden has had a bit of an outbreak of covid in the past couple weeks which is disturbing considering the limited health facilities we have here. We went from 0 local cases to 14 within a week and are still waiting for new data for this past week. BC Health has extended the restrictions until early in February. There seems to be a lot of people deciding they do not need to follow the directives. For Vagabond Lodge, we have basically had the whole season cancelled. We are hoping later in February if restrictions are lifted a bit, we can get back into business. But the key will be for the numbers to drop dramatically. But right now we are basically telling everyone to stay home and be part of the solution.
We are certainly luckily living where we live so we can take advantage of our backyard.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.