Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Dec, 26 Update

Hello everyone!

Merry Christmas! I know it is late!

It has been raining all day here but it was still a good day of training for all! Some doing free ski some pole trainng. Although there is not alot of snow and pole training is limited it is a great chance to work on our basic position and balance! It is a blessing maybe we can not train poles. More basic skiing!

Next year I hoipe more come to the Sun Peaks camp to work on our basics though. We can hopefully get a better base for the season and start pole training ealier!

Bye for now! I hope to se you soon!


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Dec,10 Update


Another day in paridise. It was a great here. The snow was hard and the sky Blue. The guys that were skiing today had a super day! Everyone had a strong basic stacked position and had a good balance shift between turns. I believe we are all going to reach new levels that will excite us all!

Think of it! Feel it! It will come to be! No doubt!

I look for ward to seeing you again!


Monday, December 18, 2006

Dec 18 update


Good news! it finally snowed here!! About 10 cm or so. It is very nice to see everything White!

This past weekend was a good training session. Great job guys! Even though it was so crowded you focused very well!

I hope the mental training talk will help you perform better! We hope to do more talks on the topic in the future! I believe it will lift you all to a new level!

I hope to see you all soon!

Best Regards


Friday, December 15, 2006

Dec, 15 Update

Hi !

I am just getting ready to pick Ono SAn up from Ueda Station. It was a very warm day today! 3 guests skied today ! Yes, still working on the basics. Improvements are coming at a staedy rate though. It is going to be a great year for you guys ! I know It!

See you soon!


Thursday, December 14, 2006

Dec,, 14 Update

Hi again,

Check out the new gate wrenches for Ono San and the people on run #7. It should be a much esier process to set the courses.

Bye for now.


Hi agin,

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Dec, 14 Update

Hello everyone,

Well this weeks training has been great for the people that have been here! There is only man made snow but the run that is open is very good. Plus during the week there are not so many people!

I feel the results of doing our basic training, making a strong stacked position and a strong balance shift when we recenter our hips is going to shot your race results throught the roof. That along with a trust in our techniche and a strong belief in your selves. This is going to be the best year ever for our race results and we are going to have fun doing it! Keep thinking positive thoughts and feel it too! I believe in all of you!!!!!!!!!!

More later!


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dec, 12 Update

Hello !

It was a great day of training. The snow is hard and icy. Those of you that may want ski tune up please send your skis to the hotel and e-mail Miho to let her know that they have been sent for tune up.

So far I have had all guests work on Yes, the basics! Good stance , recentering of the hips, at the same time of the recentering a strong balance shift from one ski over to the new outside ski. This seasons theme is basics , basics , basics!

See you soon!


Monday, December 11, 2006

Dec,10 Update

Hi Everyone,

Today was a preparation day.

Prepared the GS poles for the season.

Oh, did I tell you I have 2 new gate wrenches for #7 training. You remeber last year those yellow wrenches that did not fit the bases properly. Well, I got a friend of mine to make 2 new ones. All is ready now all we need is more snow.

Also did some tune up. If you need your skis done please send them to me soon with information of how you want them tuned and when you need them.

Bye for now.


Sunday, December 10, 2006

Dec, 9 Update

Hi Everyone,

It was the first day of skiing at Omatsuyama. It is all man Made snow but the run that was open was very good.

I am very happy with the progression of the skiers that skied! Great Job Guys!

We are working on the basics. Hip width stance wieght shifting from foot to foot, moving up and over the skis with our hips and moving with rythme. We have been using a balloon between our knees to make the adjustment easier for stance and balance.

One focus point that will be at the fore front of the season is goal setting and how we think and image what we are doing. We will talk about it throughtout the camps this year.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Lets make this year the best one ever!

All the Best!


Sunday, December 03, 2006

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Dec,#3 Update

Hi Everyone,

What a great week! We finished the camp off with 2 and a half days of pole training drills! Everyone made incredible gains in thier basic postion and turn timing!

The food was very good! My dad did the cooking and did a great job, I even help cook too! We had a few different disges that worked out nicely.

I hope that more of you can make it next year! It is thee place to work on basic position.

Enjoy the pictures!

See you soon!


Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Nov, 28 Update

Hello Everyone,

BRRRRRRRR!!!! We are half way through our camp at Sun Peaks and it has been very cold! Today was minus 30!!!!

On a good note, there is lots of snow, the runs are very long and very wide, the condo we are staying in is very comfortable and new, the meals from my Dad Yummy and the guests are having a great time.

I must admit these are the best conditions for early season skiing I have ever seen! I am very excited about this new site and feel it is the best ealry season training available. We have been using I run called 5 mile. It is called that because, well its 5 miles long. The slope is medium and to flat the whole way and has been incredible for Basic training. All guests have hit new levels in their skiing skill.

We have been working on keeping a strong natural stance, hip to shoulder width, recentering our hips between each turn, Shifting our balace from side to side while doing the hip recentering, rolling both ankles inside the next turn, keeping our upper bodies in a athletic position forward, shoulders level. Yes, the basics! Another Key point is the Goal setting and image training they are doing. Seeing in thier minds what they want ot do and positive self talk. That is going to be focused more on this season!

I am not able to attach pictures now. I will send them later.

I wish you all the Best and I am looking forward to seeing you all again.

Bye for now!


Sunday, November 19, 2006

Nov, 19 update

Hello everyone,

One more till the Sun Peaks camp. The conditions look good and I have heard that the Austrian World Cup team is up there training. I am looking forward to see those of you whom are coming!

I am doing my last kitchen install of the year today and tomorrow. Then I will prepare the rest of the week for the camp.

I did go out with my dad for our last golf game of the year. It was nice out ! I played bad! my dad beat me and I had to buy him a beer. Next year!

Bye for now.


Friday, November 03, 2006

Nov, 2 Update


We had a little snow in Kelowna so Makaiya went the first ski of the season!

Bye for now


Monday, October 30, 2006

Oct, 30, update


The weather here has certainly cooled down. We woke up this past Sunday and found snow in the hills and temperatured have sure dipped down. -8 tonight in Kelowna.

This past weekend we all worked on raking leaves in our yard!

Bye for now.


Sunday, October 29, 2006

DVD video camera

I hope this will help us give you all better service!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

October 24 update

Hi Everyone,

Things here are still very busy with installing!

The weather is cooling down.

I bought a new DVD video camera it should be good during meetings and for recording to your lap tops!

Bye for now.


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Oct, 6 update


Well, the days are sunny in town, but in the hills SNOW! Last night it rained in town and snow in the hills!! I did play golf because CHrissy and Makaiya went to Red Deer Alberta to spend Thanks giving with her sister. Tajanna and I stayed in Kelowna because of work. I did play golf in the afternoon after I mowed the lawn and built a Cabinet for my moms house. The front 9 I shot 45 but the back 9, 37. Wish I could play consistantly both 9's.

I get to play Golf again on our holiday Monday. Chrissy is coming home that day! Back to work on Tuesday.

The Sunpeaks camp is falling into place nicely with our beautifull Condo to stay in and the ability to dao brush short and gate training ealry in the camp. Hope to see many of you there.

Bye for now.


Sunday, September 24, 2006

Hello Every one,

Well Cagi San left for Osaka on Saturday morning. We all had a great time. As I wrote before he did help me do a kitchen. He is such a good worker. We did play alot of golf too.

It has been snowing in the hills but it has not been staying. It is actually suppose to be very warm this week. Mid 20's.

I played football for my brothers team today. It was fun but I pulled my groin muscle. It is a little soar now. I guess I should have done more streching.

Bye for now.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

September 20 Update,


It has been a great start to the week. My kitchen copany had no kitchens to install so Cagi and I were able to play golf both days. We are having a very good time.

Tomorrow we have a kitchen to do. Cagi will help me install it. We will take some pictures for you to see. We will get up at 6 am and start work by 7am . He wants to help me work. Sounds crazy doesn't it! I will let you know how it goes.

Bye for now


Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sept,17 Update

Hello Everyone!

I have exciting news.

Cagi San of the Tea Clipper ski team is staying with us here in Kelowna. He arrived this past Saturday and is here for a week. He is comming to work with me tomorrow. hopefully we will golf in the late afternoon.

Tonight we had a great burger dinner! Very yummy!

More soon.


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

September 13 Update


I hope you are all doing great! My family and I are . Work has been too busy which is good.

Makaiya and Tajanna have started school. They were both excited to go! Nice.

Chrissy is doing well too. Helping me sometimes and of course keeping our home clean. ( Which is full time job in itself)

The weather has changed here and is cooling off and raining. A nice change. It has been a great summer for sun.The Fall camp is falling into place. I have found a beautifull place to stay, with a hot tub and big kitchen for Chrissy. It is very new and will be comfortable for all. Not a hotel. A private condo. Yes, it has a conection in the TV for video cords!! It is 5 minutes walk from the village, close for shopping or sight seeing. I have been trying to contact the man in charge of early season training. I want to do some pole training everyday. I want to work on basic position as well as many other skills that are needed for fast skiing. I want to set courses on the flats and test position and how tucking vs.. standing upright is different line , pressure and so on. It will be a great camp. Best Ever! I also will set up goals for each person. I know many of you have plenty of potentail. We need to set targets for you though.

Hope to see you guys in Canada. You will fly from Vancouver to Kamloops. It is around a 45 minute drive from Kamloops to Sun Peaks.

Bye for now.


Monday, September 04, 2006

September 4 Update

Hello everyone,

Chrissy and I went up to Sun Peaks. The new location for our Fall camp. It looks like a mini whistler! Very nice. Great place for training . Thats why the Austrians are training there! I am excited for this chance for all of you. I want us to focus more on Goal setting in many areas. This will help us move forward faster. I know this will be the best season ever for the Accel racers!! I believe in all of you! I hope to see some of you at the Camp at Sun Peaks! Enjoy the pictures.

Best Regards


Monday, August 28, 2006

August 28 Update

Hi Everyone,

It was a great day! I worked all weekend so I could take Monday and Tuesday off. My Cousin from Vancouver came up here with friends and we will golf both days! I played today. Not well. 105! worst score in Years. I did have fun though. I will play better tomorrow.

Chrissy made a great dinner tonight. She is working on some different recipes for the Fall camp at Sun Peaks! I am very excited this year and know it will be a great place to improve skiing and to enjoy the other pearks of the camp.

I amworking on the final details for the place we will stay. I will keep you know as soon as I do.

Bye for now.


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

August 16 Update

Hello Everyone,

How are you all doing. Great I hope.

I would like to share a Must see movie with all of you. It is called "The Secret". Of course the Secret can be used in Skiing to learn a new skill, and to get your true desired result in your races.
I feel this point is where many of you must focus more effort. In our own minds is where we win a race or improve. If you feel fear that you might fall or other negative thoughts your chance of winning are close to nil! We have to see success and feel the emotions around it. The web site is

www.whatisthesecret.tv Please check it out. It is well worth it.

Bye for now


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

August 3 Update

Hi Everyone,

I have a little time off now , which is much needed.

I made a few more marker poles for next season. To help with understanding and feeling line.

On Sunday we went to a park and saw where the city of Kelowna is building the floating bridge. The brigde crosses Okanagan lake to connect Westbank with Kelowna. It is 3 lanes right now but is not enough. Traffic is terrrible on it. Thus the expansion project. it will still be a few years before it is done but it wil help the flow of traffic very much once it is done.

I saw a great movie called "the Secret" last night. It was very good! It was not a Hollywood movie but an educatioal one. This movie backed up techniques that know can work for everyone of us to access success in What ever we want. Win ski races, change techniqueand so on.

Will go into more detail next time!

Bye for now.


Friday, July 28, 2006

July 28 Update


It has been so hot here for such a long time. Working during the day is so draining. Must drink tonnes of water!

I just got Accel's timers back from Browers main office in Utah. They are already to go for next season.

I did not get to do much training this week. Working very late at night. I feel guilty! I will get back into my routine next week!

No golf either!! I hope to play this weekend!

Bye for now .


Sunday, July 23, 2006

July 23 Update

Hello Everyone,

Is it ever hot here! 40 degrees C!

I have been a slave working on Kitchens. I worked right through the weekend. I will take 2 days off during the week though.

It was Our exchange students birthday on Saturday. She turned 17. She is having fun! Tajanna is also having Fun in Quebec!

We had a good dinner last week. There was a golf tournament at my dads golf club. One evening during the week the corse had a free dinner to the people of Kelowna. Roast Beef and salads. It was great.

I am still focusing on leg strength for training. That and stomach and back.

Good luck! Bye for now.


Sunday, July 09, 2006

July,9 Update

Hi again,

Ok I did not shoot so good. For 9 holes 43. I had to buy my dad a beer . That is our bet for the game.

I also saw Thomas Grandi will be racing again next year! Good news for Canadian racing. Allison Forsyth too!

More later.


July 9 Update

Konichi wa!!

It was a great day off! Slept in and went to my dads to take him a long ladder for his cherry tree. I then took him and Makaiya out to a golf club for breakfast. We ate on the clud house sun deck. Great food and view.

Then home to watch the World Cup Final. I was hoping France would win but not to be. I read a good article in a news paper on some of the Italian players. The players took part in a mental process called the mind room. The boi feedback equipement was invented by a Canadian company. "thought Technology"The players lie on a reclining chair, bodies strapped to the pre comp device. It measures brain waves,muscle tension,breathing , heart rate and so on. The steps they go through are to maintain their Ideal perforance state. The players watch thier games on video and see mistakes they have have made. They practice staying in thier IPS even during the mistakes seen on the video. I found it very interesting.


I am golfing tonight with my dad. I will let you know how I do later.

We had a huge rain shower this afternoon.

Bye Bye

Saturday, July 08, 2006

July 7 Update


How exciting World Cup Final tomorrow. I finally have a day off too. I have had to work weekends lately. I am pretty tired! I will start saying no to do some jobs. My family never sees me in the winter so I can at least take weekends off.

I have noticed in Japan it has been rainy and cloudy. Kelowna has been hot. we did have 2 days of thunder showers this past week.

Tajanna is enjoying her time in Quebec! Melissa the girl who is staying with us is also enjoyng! She is still a little shy but has come out of her shell a little.

I am going to help my dad tomorrow pick a cherry ttree he has in his yard.

Good night. Bye for now.


Monday, July 03, 2006

July 3 Update

Hello Everyone,

Boy, this summer seems to be going by so fast.

I am going to start a different system of training now. Heading into wieght training. Going for aroung 18 reps, 3 sets. I am still workimh on my core strength. I have some wieghts at home I am going to use. Squats , lunges, calve work. No arm work outs now for me. I am busy with work too. I feel leg work outs are what I would like to focus on.

Makaiya had her dance performance last week. They would not allow us to take pictures though. Bummer!

Tajanna is in Quebec now for 6 weeks, We havea girl from Quebec in the exchange. The first day here we took her out one my freinds boat. It was fun! I did a liitle water skiing. I haven't done that in years.

Bye for now.


Friday, June 23, 2006

June 23 Update

Hello Hello,

Just a quick note. Yes, I am busy installing cabinets. Although I do get time off during the week at times. For example this past week I could not work because the house I was to work in was being painted. So I called a friend how is a pilot who laso had time off and golfing here we come. Hee Hee! I shot a 84. Not bad! I have only played 18 holes twice this summer. The first time I played I shot a 84 too.

Oh, here are some pictures from Golf in Japan and Tajanna's play. Enjoy!