Congratulations to the winners of the last early bird draw!!
The last draw has been done for the early bird pass holders! A big thank you to all the donations made! The winners Are....
George Peck - Black Jack pass for the 2016/17 season!
Erik Myers - $100 gift certificate from The Grind!
Annie Bissonette - $350 gift certificate from Gericks!
Kevin Jangula - Big Red Cats Skiing Day!
Elizabeth Kruitof - a mountain of Mountain Nugget Chocolate!
Bob Lloyd - 3-day-pass card from Red Resort!
Mary Austin - Two Round trip tickets from Trail to Vancouver from Pacific Coastal Airlines!
Women on Skiis Event!!! Wednesday December 30th!
Sign up for this great day at Black Jack: Wednesday December 30th 9:00-3:00!
Lessons at your level in classic or skate technique
Information on ski selection waxing and maintenance
Delicious snacks and lunch catered by The Garage!! Yum!
Cost is $55 for club members $65 for non-members
Register by December 27th at the Kiosk or call 250-362-7164
And there will be draw prizes!!! Generously donated by Bear Country Kitchen, Curiosity Clothing and Gifts and Out of the Cellar!!!
If you need to rent equipment please make arrangements when registering.
Ski With Santa! - December 20th
Free skiing for all kids at 3:00pm. Lets have a big turnout for this once a year event! He's coming a long way to ski with you!
All Black Jack members bring a buddy to ski for FREE! - Saturday December 18th
We all have that friend who wants to check it out but can't quite bring themselves to commit. Bring them out for free to show them what they are missing!
Decorate a Tree at Black Jack - December 17th to 24th
Bring decorations from home to hang on a tree along the trail or hang them on the communal tree at the trailhead.
Christmas Day - December 25th - Free Skiing for Alllllll!!!!!
What a better way to work up an appetite for your Christmas beast then a few hot laps at biathalon or a leg burning sprint up Gibbards! Bring all your friends and family!
Tour de Soup - January 9th - 12:00-2:00
Come out and discover a new trail and ski for free. At each of the club’s cabins soup will be provided by the local restaurants. The adventure is between 12:00 and 2:00.
Slopes for Hope - February 21st - 9:00-4:00
Join the family friendly ski-a-thon and attempt to ski the vertical distance of Mount Everest in one day (29,029 feet), approximately 10km. Everest Trek Participants will attempt a 10km challenge using Gibbards Trail and Aqueduct – Roger’s Route.
Come up with a team name, wear costumes, fundraise and challenge your friends, family or coworkers! There will be an après-event with prizes awarded at the end of the day at Red Mountain Resort. All participants who raise a minimum of $50/youth and $100/adult will be eligible for a free day pass courtesy of Black Jack Ski Club!
Register TODAY at slopesforhope.ca and join the fight against cancer as we take it to the trails!
Questions? Contact Dario at email@example.com.
Do you love to organize, plan and cross country ski? We are looking for someone like you to join the Slopes for Hope Planning
Committee – please contact Dario at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Black Jack Loppet and Kootenay Cup - February 27th and 28th
Watch for more information on this great event. Start training now!
New Easy Trail at Biathalon!
Come out and try this new easy flat Aqueduct style trail at biathalon. Just stay left from the parking lot. The new part turns off soon after you turn left onto the Biathalon Loop. Enjoy a section of skate ski groomed trail followed by a classic section much like aqueduct.
Snow Phone has been cancelled
Just a note that the old snow phone (250) 364-5445 has been cancelled. It was getting almost no use with the website and GPS updates on grooming. The Kiosk number is still (250) 362-5445 if you need to talk to someone.
New Bus Schedule for 2015/2016
The ski bus will be running again this year with more limited hours based on last years usage. The Bus will run as long as Red Resort is open.
Leaves Red Resort for Black Jack at 3:50pm and 5:50pm each day
Leaves Black Jack at 3:57pm and 5:57pm each day
Update on the Black Jack Legacy Fund (Current total $14,729)
Ethan and Alex's generous matching campaign is ending soon - Dec 31!
As previously announced, they are currently matching donations dollar for dollar, but only until the end of this year. They are matching up to $5,000, and there is still $2,321 waiting to be matched!
Remember that donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a tax receipt.
For details on how to contribute, and how the Legacy Fund will help our club in perpetuity, see Legacy FundThanks for considering!
(With a few new donations, in addition to the previously announced $500 from the Alpine Grind and $1,000 from Nelson District Credit Union, the current total is $14,729.)