Monday, December 29, 2014

Great skiing conditions!

Hi everyone!

It has been such a great season so far for snow!

Our racers have been really performing great too. Great job !!!!!!

Of course it has been very busy at the ski hill, with long line ups! We really appreciate your patience, as well as your support!

Races are approaching fast. Stay focused and strong! Please watch not to over train. Focused means to keep your thoughts POSITIVE and on your own performance and goals! I believe all of you can create great results!

See you soon!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas Every one!!!!!

I hope you all have a great day!!!!

Training as usual today. Free skiing GS first then in to the GS gates. SL from 2:30pm.

Conditions here are superb!!!!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Great snow conditions!!!

Hi All!

Snow conditions a super at Sugadaira!!!! Runs # 1,2,3 will open soon!!!

Have a great weekend! See you soon!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dec, 15 Update

Hi Girls and Guys!

It was great to see many of you this past weekend! I am so impressed with your focus on the ski hill. All of you performed the basic drills very well! All were able to transfer balance solidly from foot to foot, and initial edging skills looked good too! Nice work!

Snow conditions here are getting better daily. Small amounts of natural snow are falling and it is cold so snow making machines are working daily. The free ski run and pole training runs #4 and #5 are open from top to bottom at Tsubakuro.

We set our first brush course of the season. Just on the flats. Tomorrow we will set GS on #5 from 10:30am. Free skiing will start before that from 8:30am.

I hope to see you soon.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Weekend Update


I hope you are all well!

It was a good first week! The guests that were here did very well working on solid balance changes and sharp, early edging. Great work!

It did rain yesterday and froze last night! It will be very icy for tomorrows training so make sure those edges are sharp!

Those of you that have seasons tickets please go early to the main office to activate them for the season. It was very slow going today! It will be busier tomorrow because of the weekend volume and the Rossignol cup is also tomorrow. Good luck! Please drive carefully when you come here.

See you at Tsubakuro!


Sunday, December 07, 2014

First weekend Update!

Hi all!

I am back in Japan and very much looking forward to the upcoming season!

It was good see those who came to the camp! It was a great start to season. I can tell many of you have trained hard in the off season. It shows in your skiing!

They have been making more snow in the Sugadaira area. Hopefully we can start skiing here soon.

We are going to Yunomara ski area tomorrow with a small group.

See you soon,


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

First fire of the year!

Hi All,

It feels like winter here finally. It has been abnormally warm till now. So Makaiya made our first fire of the winter season! We really love the feel that a fire adds to the room of our house!

Last weekend I went into the forest, (with a fire wood permit) and cut up dead trees for our fire wood. It took 2 full days to do this. We should have enough for the winter though.

It looks like many of you have been preparing for the up coming season. Great work!

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Bye for now!


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Japanese Family visit Canada

Hi All,

Last week we had my Family from Japan visit us. Machiko and Haruki Sato. It was very fun to have them stay with us. We all enjoyed our time together very much! We were able to get most of our Canadian family together to meet them in Kelowna. They also met with my other Canadian cousins in Vancouver! Always interesting to talk about our family history and the differences in our cultures!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Saturday night Home made pizza! Mochi?

Hi Guys and girls!

It was pizza night last night. Chrissy made the dough from scratch. I also made mochi with the mochi maker I bought last spring in Japan. I tried mixing the dough with mochi. Not bad for our first try. I think around 25%, 75% dough might be good? Next time. I hope you had a good weekend!

Bye for now.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Doug's Update

Hi All!!!

I am so sorry for my long awaited update!

I very happy to see many of you are training hard to become strong for next season! Great work! Please keep working hard! It will be worth the effort!

I have been very busy with my summer work. Not much time holidaying! Just a few days camping.

We have had a few forest fires in our area, so there is a lot of smoke. There was a full moon last night, which produces an orange moon. The moon photo's are from our deck in our back yard. I took them with ""Fuji Film, Fine PIX camera.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Rustic dinning room table!

Hi All!

So in my free time I have been working on a new dinning room table. It is 240 cm long and 105 cm wide. It was made from Birch wood, and Douglas Fir base. Chrissy and I like having friends over for home party's so it is perfect for that!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Doug's garden!

Hi all,

Some pictures of my rock garden.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Long weekend Fair

Hi !!!!!!!

It is a long weekend!!!!! Nice! Makaiya and one of her friends went to a fair close to our house. They had super fun! I just watched! Those rides make me sick!

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Cherry blossom festival at the Ito House

Finally the blossoms are out on our tree! It has been too cool for them to come out till now.

I hope you are all enjoying Spring!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

April 26 Update

Hi !

I have been busy here in Canada. Spending lots of time with Makaiya, Chrissy, family , and friends.

I have been cleaning out my garage. I found my old tree planting bags and shovel. I must have planted over 1 million trees in my life. Time to put those in the garbage!

Today Makiaya and I played in a Junior , adult golf tournament. We did well! We shot 79 and finished 2nd. We had fun! Another tournament in the fall we hope to win that one!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Back in Kelowna!

Hi All!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the warmer weather! As I said before I am thrilled with how our season was! Thank you all again!

The weather here was warm, but since my return it has been cloudy and cool. I am just settling into my life here.

It is Easter weekend here. So it is an extra long weekend! The Easter bunny came with chocolates for Makiaya and her friend!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Arrival in Vancouver

Hi !

I just arrived in Vancouver! It was a smooth flight, but I was unable to sleep much! I can never sleep well sitting.

I have a few hours in Vancouver then a short 45 minute flight to Kelowna. I am so excited to see My family!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again for a great season! I will miss you all!

Bye for now.


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Thank you for the great season!

Hello everyone!

Spring is here and the ski racing season for Accel Ski System has come to an end!

I am thrilled with the dedication and effort of our camp members! Great work Everyone! I have heard very good race results from our group as well! Congratulations to all!!!

I hope everyone in our group sets high goals for the future! We are what we think! If you set low goals you will not go beyond that. See, think and feel what you want! It might as well be some thing Special! You can do it!

The following seasons are for preparation for the next ski season. Great ski technique alone will not take you to top levels. If you are the fastest and strongest you will have a huge advantage over other competitors! If you are not that fast or strong now that does not mean you can not change! It is hard work but it will take you to new higher levels! Do your BEST!

Thank you all for choosing Accel Ski System !

This is a picture of last days training! Cold!!!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Saurdays GS pictures

Super good, Icy snow!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Spring training camp!


This week has been a camp mostly of junior racers. It has been normal spring conditions here. It is raining this morning , but it is suppose to finish soon! We hope!

SL is the discipline today! On Grand Prix! We have been alternating between GS and SL all week.

Good luck to those in races this weekend!