March 10, 2011


K-Country, Alberta

Best view in the house

I feel the need to start this post with the reassurance that I spend 99% of my working hours behind a desk, in front of a computer, plugging away on email and the phone doing various admin duties. I like my job...especially on the 1% of the time when I am not doing admin and get to go heli-snowshoeing!!!

It has been a snowshoeing themed week after I was contacted by the Canadian rep for Dion snowshoes who offered me a pair to trial. Yes please!!! I think Derrick had read my blog and thought, 'Wow, has this girl not learnt how to embrace Canadian winter yet? Get off that darn treadmill, get out of the gym and get yourself doing some snowshoe fun'. Afterall this is what real Canadians do to stay fit and have fun when their running trails are waist deep in the fluffy white stuff.

I am absolutely thrilled to have some Dion snowshoes, they are a running/ racing specific model so super leight weight yet durable and not heavy and cumbersome at all. I can tell that I will be running like a natural in them in no time. Plus it will be exciting to have another way to get a running workout in whilst adding some variety and embracing the wintery weather that we get for many months here in Banff.

And just when I thought snowshoeing could get no better I got the chance to really get off the beaten track this week with a FAM trip with Kananaskis Heli tours. Working for a tour operator we sell their products to our clients, and wow - I can only recommend them. 3 of us hopped in the heli for an outstandingly scenic 20 minute flight over the Rockies before landing on a frozen lake. There we strapped on our snowshoes and went for a little outing to track wildlife prints and just soak up the silence of the back country......

Not a bad day at the office.

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  1. Are you familiar with the Highline trail in Canmore? Somebody out there plows it and it is absolutely perfect!! Strap on some yaktraks and I am sure you will have no problem!! Pretty hilly, it starts in Stewart Creek area and then finishes around the dog park!