I’ve had a passion for mountains and the outdoors since I was a kid. I remember taking trips as a family to the mountains to visit family and staring blissfully out the window at the mountain peaks wishing that we could live in a part of the world with so much beauty. It took over 30 years to finally make that dream come true.
My passion for the a mountain lifestyle stemmed from my youth growing up on the ski hill. As a kid I spent every Saturday and Sunday, first lift to last lift on our small mountain hill in central Ontario. When I was 15 I started working as a helper at the ski school and got my Level 1 as soon as I was 16. All the way through high school and University I would spend my weekends and winter holidays at the local hill teaching kids how to ski.
When I finally graduated university and got a job though I let my skiing go. I chose a career and money over my passion. I traveled to Japan, met my wife and started a family, skiing periodically, but no where near as much as I wanted to.
When my kids arrived (we now have 3 very energetic boys) skiing re-entered my life. I started all 3 of them skiing before they were 2, making sure they were in ski boots as soon as they could stand.
In 2016/2017 After having worked as an engineer in the mining industry for several years I convinced my wife it was time for a change. I had had enough of corporate culture and was ready to get out. I felt trapped in a lifestyle I didn’t enjoy in a remote location of the world. The money was good, but I didn’t feel it was worth the trade off. We made the leap and moved to a ski town in japan.
Fast forward to today and we are living our ideal lifestyle. We have run a successful hotel, own and operate a restaurant and our kids are growing up in a mountain town.
I ski regularly (100+ days a year) and teach skiing throughout the winter. I ski snowboard and telemark in the winter and in the summer enjoy hiking, biking and martial arts.
Interests – Skiing, Crypto, Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Continuous Learning and Life Hacking
Life is a Banquet, and Most Poor Suckers Are Starving to Death
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