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Discounted Roller Skis

Rundle Sports is offering Black Jack Club Membership a discount on roller skis.  Keep in shape during the off season!  Please see here for products and pricing and the discount code and then head to their website to find out more details on their products.

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Kiosk Closed for Season

The kiosk is now closed for the season.  Trail fees still apply - please use the self serve pay envelopes.  The trails are still in great shape and conditions permitting, regular grooming will continue until the 15th!  Check out the grooming report daily to see which trails are groomed and get a current update on the conditions.   

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Black Jack awarded Community Champion Award

Black Jack Ski Club has been awarded the 2016 Community Champion Award in recognition of their generous support of the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division, for hosting Slopes for Hope this year. Matt Toner, President and Penny Johnson, Slopes for Hope Coordinator, are pictured with the certificate. 

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Limited Grooming on Trails - Tuesday, February 21

There will be limited grooming of the Black Jack trails on Tuesday, February 21 and possibly Wednesday due to some of our equipment being down.  Our grooming team is working to have the equipment functional as soon as possible and we will post any updates here.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Lynx sighting on Jan 17

Thanks to Michelle Bradner for this interesting story and photos:

" I was skiing today and looking at all the Lynx tracks that (the kiosk sign mentioned)  was out along Gibbards Trail. 

I had skied up to Golden Queen and decided to turn left to take one of the trails back down to Jeldness. Not 15-20 ft in front of me was a Lynx sitting on the trail looking for bunnies off in the trees. 

He just looked at me and didn’t seem to concerned. I was watching him for 5-10 min and as he ambled down the trail I skied a few strides behind him. He looked at me again and went back to his hunt. 

After a few minutes he stepped of into the woods and headed down towards Jeldness. "

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Tour de Soup February 11 2017

On February 11th Black Jack Skier Development will host the popular Tour de Soup day at the ski trails.  There will be soup available at all three cabins from noon to 2pm.  Bring your own mug and spoon.  The soup is generously provided by local restaurants.  There is no cost for a trail pass but we respectfully ask that you consider a donation to the skier development fund.  This fund helps pay for all the great programming for children and youth at the club from age 3-25.  We have over 100 people in the program and it gives them a sport for life and skills that translate to all areas of life.  There will be donation jars in each of the cabins and at the trailhead.  The kids will also have bake tables at each of the cabins if you want a little something else other than soup.  

Come out and enjoy our beautiful trails and meet members of the team from young to senior (in ski race terms anyway!)

 

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Women on Skis Clinic February 4 2017

Sharpen your cross-country ski skills or try another technique at Black Jack's Women on Skis, Saturday, February 4th. Small group lessons and advice at your level in classic or skate. Rentals available at half-price if you want to try something new and don't have the equipment.

Cost includes day pass, instruction, locally catered lunch, snacks and fun. $60 for members and $70 for non-members. A perfect and practical pre-Valentine's Day gift. A club fundraiser too!

Check out a detailed schedule of the day here. 

Register through the kiosk at 250-362-7164 or info@skiblackjack.ca by Thursday, Feb 2 so we can give our caterer, The Garage, time to prepare. Limited to 25 participants.

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Slopes for Hope - February 19, 2017

Can you ski/board/xc ski the height of Mt. Everest (29,029 feet or 10km)? The 5th Annual Slopes for Hope Red will be held at Red Mountain Resort and Blackjack Ski Club Sunday February 19, 2017 Take the challenge either Solo or as a Team and raise money in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Register Today at www.slopesforhope.ca. Lots of prizes and a day of FUN!

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Black Jack Trails now Open

The lower trails are now groomed and officially open!! 
The kiosk hours for tomorrow, Sunday, December 4th are 9am - 2pm.  Regular weekend hours of 8:30am - 3:30pm will start next weekend.
Weekday hours are 9am - 2pm.

Membership passes available for pickup at the kiosk.

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Winners of the Last Early Bird Draw!!

December 1st Early Bird Draw Results
Black Jack Season Pass for Next Season
Wendy Valade
$50 Alpine Grind Gift Certificate
Jill Sibbald
$350 Gerick Sports Gift Certificate
Arjan Van Asselt
Big Red Cat Skiing Day, $420 value
Elizabeth Monahan
Mountain Nugget Chocolate
Sierra Gibson
3 Day Punch Pass for Red Resort
Nicole Miller
Pacific Coastal Round Trip Flight for 2 to Vancouver
Sage Robine

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Ski Report - Monday, November 28

Biathlon trails are groomed and in excellent condition!  Get out and check it out!  It's hard to tell from town but it's winter up there and the snow is terrific!
For updates on daily skiing conditions, go to the grooming report on our homepage.  As the season progresses, we will also have more detailed reports here on the News page.

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Winners of the Second Early-bird Draw!

November 17 Early Bird Draw Results
10 x Punch Pass - Better Life Fitness
Karl Olsen
$100 Gift Certificate from Gerick Sports
Ben Taylor-Gregg
Black Jack 5 Punch Pass
Jill Reynolds
Skate Ski Lesson with Lesley Beatson
Jim Spence
Mountain Nugget Chocolate
Clancy O'Rourke

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November 2016 News

This newsletter covers the following: 

  • Next Early Bird Draw - Nov 17
  • Cross Country BC Membership Contest
  • Student Employment Opportunity
  • Kids Ski Lessons - age 4 and up
  • Coaching Courses -  Intro to Coaching: Nov 18, 19,  Community Coaching: Nov 25
  • CANSI Level I - Nelson Nordic Ski Club - Dec 10/11
  • Haywood NorAm - Dec 16-18

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