Happy trails at Black Jack

The snow is on the ground, skis are waxed and ready to go, it’s time to hit the trails. But don’t forget your Black Jack membership.

The snow is on the ground, skis are waxed and ready to go, it’s time to hit the trails. But don’t forget your Black Jack membership.

Residents have only a few days remaining to take advantage of Black Jack Ski Club’s early-bird membership draw.

“We’re on the homestretch of our membership drive,” said Black Jack spokesman Wannes Lupens. “So far we have 527 members with just a few days to go before the Dec. 1 early-bird deadline.”

Black Jack is also celebrating its 30th season, and are encouraging all rookie and veteran cross-country skiers to sign up before Saturday in order to cash in on some exciting prizes.

Those who get their Black Jack pass to over 40-kilometres of groomed trails will be entered in a draw for a season’s pass at Red Mountain, a free day of Big Red Cat-skiing, a night at Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver, a night at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson, and more.

Black Jack also offers numerous ski programs including Bunnies and Jack Rabbits for kids ages four to 11, the cross-country ski-racing team, the Black Jack Nordic Academy, and biathlon that combines cross-country skiing and target shooting.

Grooming has begun and the trails should be in full swing this weekend, said Lupens.

Go to skiblackjack.ca to register.