New Early Bird Grand Prize Donated!

Exciting news for all potential Black Jack Members!!!  Pacific Coastal Airlines has donated a 2 person round trip flight from Trail to Vancouver to be raffled off as part of Black Jack's Early Bird Membership Drive.  If you purchase your season pass before December 1, 2016, your name will be entered into a draw to win this fantastic draw prize.  As the snow creeps its way down the mountains and onto our trails, this is the perfect time to get your membership for the 2016/2017 Nordic season!  In addition to this grand prize, there are loads of other draw prizes that you don't want to miss out on.  Tell your friends to sign up too!!  REMEMBER -  the earlier you sign up, the more chance you have of winning.  Yay Snow!!

Next Early Bird Draw - November 17th

Prizes are:

  • 10 x punch pass - Better Life Fitness, $60 value
  • $100 Gift Certificate from Gerick's
  • Black Jack 5x punch pass
  • Skate Ski Lesson with Lesley Beatson
  • Mountain Nugget Chocolate

If you haven't purchased your pass yet, now is the time to do it!!
Purchase Season Pass

Cross Country BC Membership Contest - Help Black Jack Win!

To add a bit of excitement to this year's membership drive, Cross Country BC is collecting some fantastic prizes to give away to the winning clubs.  The more returning members that sign up before December 1, the better our chances of winning.  If we sign up early, we can win big!  For a list of the prizes and the contest information, go to  Black Jack is currently in second place in our group!  Sign up early to help us get in the lead and win some fantastic ski swag!!

Student Opportunity - Call for Applications

The Blackjack Ski Club is encouraging applications for a part-time position ( weekends, evenings ) of maximum 15 hrs/wk at the Trailhead Kiosk. The position includes a mix of customer services such as trail pass sales and equipment rentals as well as outdoor duties like snow clearing, facilities cleaning and wood heater stoking. The position runs from Dec - April, depending on conditions. Priority will be given to applicants available for more shifts over the Christmas break.  Applicants must be full-time secondary or post-secondary students, be cheerful and positive, have excellent people skills and be self-directed.  A love of outdoor winter activity is an asset.

Please e-mail an introductory letter and resume to by November 12, 2016

Become an Instructor and Improve your Technique!

Are you an Intermediate to Advanced level skier?  The CANSI level 1 instructor certification course being held at Nelson Nordic Ski Club on Dec 10/11 could be just for you!  Besides having the opportunity to become a certified instructor and introduce people to the wonderful sport of cross country skiing, you will also learn ways to improve your own technique. For more information, go to or get in touch with Denys at to sign up.

Haywood NorAm - Save the Date!

Black Jack will again be hosting a Haywood NorAm on Dec 16th, 17th and 18th.  This year we will be doing a 3-Day Mini Tour of distance races, sprint races and a final day with a pursuit style race.  The organizational committee is hard at work  but we will be needing volunteers to fill positions during the race days. There will be opportunities to help all 3 days or just one day if that’s all you have available.  If you are interested in helping out but haven’t been contacted by a committee member, please contact Linda Merlo at or 250-368-3678.  We’ll find you a spot!
Also of note, during the NorAm weekend, Black Jack and Nelson Nordic Ski Club families will be hosting 30 cross country ski athletes from the Nakkertok Ski Club (just across the river from Ottawa).  In turn, our athletes will have the opportunity to be hosted by Nakkertok Ski Club families during the Eastern Canadian Championships, which take place in February.  This is a great opportunity for our athletes and our communities to shine.  As part of our hosting duties, we will be responsible for waxing all the skies for our guest athletes during the NorAm races.  If you have some time and maybe an extra wax bench you can bring to the club, our dedicated wax team would greatly appreciate any extra hands that could help during the weekend.  High level waxing experience is not necessary, just a willingness to scrape and iron!  If you are able to help, please contact Dave Wood at or 250-231-9271.
Thank you!

Skier Development Programs

Start your kids on a lifelong journey of fun and fitness!

Join our children’s programming this winter!

Dates: December 4th to March 5th

Times: Sundays 2-3:30pm and Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Bunnies (4&5): $60 for 12 sessions on Sundays

Jackrabbits Level 1&2 (6-12): $120 for 24 sessions on Sundays and Tuesdays

Jackrabbits Level 3&4 (6-12): $140 for 24 sessions on Sundays and Tuesdays and fall training (optional)

Track Attack (10+): $375 for year round sessions

Junior & Senior Racers: $1000-$3,000 depending on level, year round training, personal training plan

Registration: November 5th at the Prestige Hotel from 9am-2pm or online at

Information: Ann Quarterman at 250-362-5956 or

Coaching Course Information

Love kids and love cross country skiing?  Why not combine the two and join our skier development program as a coach!  Nothing you need to prepare, just bring enthusiasm.  It isn't about being the most proficient skier but about being willing to learn and the courses give you tools so you can coach kids and have a blast while doing it!  We will cover the cost of the courses if you coach with us!

Introduction to Community Coaching (ICC)
Nov 18 : 6pm - 9pm, Nov 19 : 9am - 4pm at Seven Summits Centre for Learning - 239B Columbia Ave, Rossland, across from the Catholic Church

Community Coaching (CC)
Nov 25: 6pm - 9pm at Seven Summits Centre for Learning - 239 B Columbia Ave, Rossland, across from the Catholic Church

Contact Ann Quarterman at 250-362-5956 or to register or for more information.