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In addition, season pass holders and 10-pass holders from last year will receive an additional 20 per cent off early bird pricing to compensate for last year. Passes also include access to the expanded snowshoe trail system.

For adults, early bird season passes are $136 through Nov. 30, when they go up to $170. Night-only passes go from $54 to $68.

For youths aged 13 to 18, early bird passes are $82 and go up to $102. Night passes are $27 and $24 respectively.

Child passes (6 to 12 years) are $68 early and $85 late, and night passes are free.

Family passes are $272 for early birds, and $340 after Nov. 30. Night passes are $109 and $136 respectively.

You can purchase passes at Meadow Park Sports Centre, or by calling 604-935-8250.

For more information contact Kristi King, cross country supervisor, at 604-935-8300, ext. 8631.

B.C. Winter Games brings back leadership program

When Trail hosts the B.C. Winter Games this February, the B.C. Games Society and 2010 LegaciesNow will be sponsoring the sixth B.C. Olympic and Paralympic Youth Leadership Academy.

The academy is open to 50 youths from around the province in Grade 9 and 10, and over four days allows participants to experience all three pillars of the Olympic movement – sport, culture and the environment.

They will attend seminars to hear inspirational stories from B.C. Olympians and Paralympians, discuss ways to include Olympic values in their daily lives, and attend workshops on team building and leadership development. They will also be given volunteer positions within the B.C. Winter Games, giving them an up close view of the action.

The academy takes place from Feb. 23-27, and includes transportation, accommodation and food.

Interested youths can apply online at

Alpine Canada inks new deal with Husky

On Tuesday, Alpine Canada Alpin signed yet another new long-term agreement to benefit ski racing in Canada.

Husky Energy, which has supported ski racing in the past through the Snow Stars program as well as individual athletes, signed on to become the presenting sponsor of the upcoming 2005 Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup races. The deal is part of an increased six-year marketing partnership between Husky and the ACA, extending the current contract set to end in 2005 by three years.

Husky will also continue to provide funding and support for the Husky Snow Starts, Husky Grade 2 Funpass, and a Husky credit card rebate program that generates funding for ski racing at the local, provincial and national levels.