On Saturday, November 1, the annual ski swap will take place at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort. Skiers will be able to organize their gear before the season starts and buy an early bird season pass for Black Jack Ski Club. Equipment drop-off starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 10:30 a.m.. Doors open for shoppers at 11 a.m..
The swap is a great place to start the season. It’s an opportunity to ask questions, buy gear and make new friends. The Junior Racers will be at the swap waxing skis, and children’s ski lessons will be open for registration.
As an appreciation to their early bird season pass buyers, Black Jack will draw names for prizes, with the first having been drawn on October 15. The next draws will be in November and December.
Prizes include cat skiing with Big Red Cats, chocolate from Mountain Nugget Chocolate Co, a $350 Gift Certificate for Gerick Cycle in Trail and free skate ski lessons.
The early bird season pass grants skiers world-class skiing for about a dollar a day and the ability to ski day or night, seven days a week.
A lighted 2.5 kilometre loop for night skiing and groomed trails for both skate and classic skiing make up Black Jack’s 40 kilometres of scenic trails.
“Last year we had 727 members; a new record. Would be nice to do even better this year,” says Black Jack Executive Wannes Luppens. “We’re definitely looking forward to another fantastic season of xc skiing!” he adds.
“Be sure to come and ski with us at Black Jack over the winter!” says program coordinator Karen Reader.
Rossland is most definitely ready for the snow to fall!