Lighting up the night in Fairmont

It will be a busy but fun time on the slopes at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort ski area throughout January and February with many different activities on tap.

It will be a busy but fun time on the slopes at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort ski area throughout January and February with many different activities on tap.

The resort will be hold its Ski Under the Stars event bringing back night skiing at the resort.

Night skiing will start on January 29 at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort ski area and will run for just four Saturday evenings between January 29 and February 19.

It will take place 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with special lift rates held over from last year. Adults will pay $17, Youth $15 and Juniors will ski for $13.

Also returning to the hills will be the   28th Annual Starlight Challenge Recreational Ski League.

This recreational racing league will return during the four Saturday nights when the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort ski area is open for public night skiing.

You don’t need to be an expert racer to compete at the event. Skiers, boarders and telemarkers of any ability are welcome as long as they’re confident on blue runs.

Teams of four compete based on the smallest difference between two runs on a dual slalom-style race course. The team winner is chosen based on overall team consistency over the four-night series. There are nightly awards for fastest and most consistent participants in the races.

The 28th Annual Starlight Challenge Event package includes: four Saturday night lift tickets valid 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., four organized two-run dual races and nightly prizes.

Team registration is $89 per person and includes night skiing lift pass, racing on four evenings and an awards dinner on the last night of the Challenge. Register teams by calling the Snow School at 250-345-6037. 
The Challenge takes place every Saturday night from January 29 to Feburary 19 and anyone interested should register by January 22.

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