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Third Early-Bird Draw Results

Already a record year for Black Jack membership with 753 signed up as of Dec 1, bringing Black Jack to a very close second in CCBC's Club Membership Contest.  Next year.

Thanks to the many prize donors for all of the Early Bird Draws making this membership drive such a success. Some have contributed many times to this contest.

And, the happy winners are.....

  • Black Jack membership for 2018-19: Mika Saban
  • $50 Alpine Grind gift certificate: Ophelia Mamon
  • $350 Gerick Sports gift certificate: Ian Wilson
  • Locals Ski Pass for Red Mountain: Jasmine Drolet
  • Mountain Nugget chocolates: Carolyn Quinlan
  • 2 B.C. Punch Passes: Finn Adamson
  • Pacific Coastal Airlines Gold Voucher for one return flight from Trail to Vancouver: Gordon Hill

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Second Early-bird Draw results

November 17th Early Bird Draw Results
Prize Drawn Name
10 x Punch Pass - Better Life Fitness Jill Peacock
$100 Gift Certificate from Gerick's Sports Milene Coombes
Black Jack 5 Punch Pass Alexander Mountain
Skate Ski Lesson with Lesley Beatson Jennifer Ellis
Mountain Nugget Chocolates Iain Reid

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First Early-Bird Draw Results

October 27th Early-bird Draw Results
Prize Winner
Mountain Nugget Chocolate Andrew van Vliet
$50 Gift Certificate from Gerick Sports Alyssa Franklin
Rossland Beer Company Growler Mike Maturo
Classic or Skate Ski Lesson with Andy Morel Fiona Dryden
Free Black Jack Day Pass and Ski Rental Alexandra Loeb

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Trail Status Update

Biathlon and Gibbards are ready for both classic and skating. We have good early season skiing conditions with good coverage (thanks to extensive mowing and brush cutting) but with the snow still a bit soft.

The two snowcats and one skidoo were busy the better part of yesterday thanks to Ethan, Rick and Howard. There will be more grooming this morning, Saturday Nov 4.

Check the grooming report for daily updates here.

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Ski Swap - Saturday November 4

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Prestige Mountain Resort Rossland

  • Equipment drop off 8:30-10:30am. Sale starts at 11am.
  • Get your Early-Bird season pass
  • Program Registration: Bunnies, Jack Rabbits, Track Attack, Junior Racers, Biathlon, Adult programs
  • Get your skis waxed by Track Attack / Junior Racers
  • Gerick’s experienced staff on hand with the latest ski gear
  • Cross country skiing is a great way to enjoy winter
  • Everyone Welcome!

                       For more info contact Sue: 250-362-2116

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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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