I have probably only had 10 BC days in the last 3 years since I came from the east coast flat lands. This is something that I thought I would be totally into when I first moved here but for whatever reason I have really not done much touring.
I MTB extensively in the summer time and bike on much of the same terrain where people ski down in the winter time. It has taken that long to fully adapt to long steep rugged climbs here. One thing that I have figured out this summer is that in my riding I really like climbing, as much or more than descending, at least I feel like I get more out of it.. And this really has me stoked for heading into the BC much more frequently this winter to climb some stuff.
My wife and I have our first baby in November so I expect that I will spend a lot of mellow weekend afternoons playing peak-a-bo in the ski lodge while Madeline is getting hers on the hill. The thing about touring that has me so stoked is that I can go up before work or after and earn some extra days on the mountain.