The Canadian Ski Council member organizations come from all walks of the Canadian ski and snowboard industry with the common goal to promote skiing and snowboarding to all Canadians. Our members include ski area operators, instructors, coaches, racing associations, retailers, patrollers, friends of the adaptive community and ski and snowboard gear manufacturers.
For an organization to become a member of the Canadian Ski Council, it must be a properly constituted national ski / snowboard organization interested in furthering the objectives of the Canadian Ski Council.
Association des stations de ski du Québec (ASSQ)1347, National Street, Terrebonne Quebec J6W 6H8 Ph: 450-765-2012 Fax : 450-765-2025
Established in 1976, Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) prompts the inclusion of persons with a disability in recreational and competitive alpine skiing & snowboarding. CADS develops equipment, instruction techniques and manuals, as well as certification standards and courses for instructors.
CADS has over 3,000 members and affiliated programs at ski resorts across Canada.
CADS also co-ordinates and administers the annual Spring CADS Festival, a week long event for the people with a disability to take lessons from beginner to advanced including introduction to gates and racing; and for CADS volunteers and instructors the opportunity to participate in daily training sessions and certification courses with some of the best instructors of adaptive skiing and snowboarding in Canada.
CADS National Office
The Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) was formed in 1994 and incorporated in 1995. It is the professional snowboard teaching body in Canada with its Head Office located in Cambridge, Ontario.
CASI’s mandate is to promote the sport of snowboarding, snowboard instruction and the profession of snowboard teaching in Canada by training and certifying snowboard instructors to ensure that a national standard of safe and efficient snowboard instruction is maintained.
CASI is divided into 6 regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba/Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic. Each region has a Regional Coordinator to address regional concerns and administer our Level 1 and Park 1 Instructor Courses.
Dan Genge -CASI Executive Director: email: [email protected] Head Office: Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors 60 Canning Crescent, Cambridge, ON N1T 1X2 Tel: 1-519-624-6593 / 1-877-976-2274 Fax: 1-519-624-6594 / 1-866-471-6594 Email: [email protected] Website: www.casi-acms.com
The CSA is a federation representing ten snowsport member groups, whose mandate is the development of elite amateur athletes and the pursuit of excellence at national and international level competition in the nine skiing disciplines. Each of the nine ski disciplines operates through regional/provincial divisions and represents over 700 ski clubs with over 100,000 members. Incorporated in 1920, the CSA is the National Ski Association for Canada and represents Canada within the world governing body for ski and snowboard, the International Ski Federation (FIS). The ten member groups of the CSA are: Alpine Canada, Cross Country Canada, Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, Ski Jumping Canada, Nordic Combined Canada, Canadian Snowboard Federation, Telemark Canada, Speed Skiing Canada , Canadian Association of Disabled Skiing and Canadian Ski Coaches Federation.
Canadian Snowsports Association (CSA)Suite 202 – 1451 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6H 1H6 Canada Tel: 604-734-6800 Fax: 604-669-7954 www.canadiansnowsports.com
The Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (C.S.I.A.), founded in 1938, is an Association of more than 20,000 professional skiers located across the country. The level of excellence of our instructors and ski school directors is internationally renowned. The Alliance is a member of the International Ski Instructors Association (I.S.I.A.) and participates every 4 years at Interski, The International Congress of Ski Instructors. The C.S.I.A. ensures a national ski teaching standard while promoting and teaching the importance of ski safety. It is committed to the development of innovative and effective skiing techniques and teaching methods. “Our mission; for the benefit of its members and partners, the CSIA provides education and leadership that contribute to a vibrant mountain experience for the skiing public.”
Head Office Mailing Address:Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) 8615 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, QC H2P 2M9
TEL: 1-514-748-2648 / 1-800-811-6428 FAX: 1-514-748-2476 / 1-800-811-6427 EMAIL: [email protected] WEBSITE: www.snowpro.com
The Canadian Ski Patrol is Canada’s leader in certifying ski patrollers and advanced first aid personnel for our on-snow resort partners.
Since the 1940s, this organization has continued to fill a critical need for first responders on the ski slopes. Today, the CSP delivers a cross-section of national programs which provide vital skills, certified education and training in outdoor emergency care. Many lives are saved each year thanks to the competence of CSP patrollers.
We promote safety and injury prevention and provide the highest possible standards of education, certification and delivery in first aid and rescue services to the snow industry.
Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP)4531 Southclark Place
Ottawa, On K1T 3V2 Tel: (613) 822-2245 Fax: (613) 822-1088
E-MAIL: [email protected]
Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) is the representative body for the ski areas and heli- and snowcat operations of British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
CWSAA’s mission statement:
To support the interests of our members, and the Western Canadian ski industry generally, by:
- Striving to protect and advance the economic and social interests of our members;
- Maintaining strong and effective working relationships between ski area operators, industry suppliers and all levels of government;
- Providing leadership with respect to the creation and execution of marketing programs that will drive growth in skier visits and revenue for Western Canadian ski areas;
- Fostering the highest standards in operating procedures, education and safety;
- Maintaining and promoting the proper utilization of resources, as stewards of the land, to meet the requirements of all Environmental Acts and the general public;
- Helping our members provide the best possible mountain recreation experiences in the world.
OFFICE:#204, 1460 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1P3 TEL: 778-484-5535 FAX: 778-484-5536
E-MAIL: [email protected] WEB SITE: www.cwsaa.org
The Mission of Ontario Snow Resorts Association (OSRA) is to meet the needs of the skiing and snowboarding public, to protect the legitimate interests of Member Alpine and Cross Country operators and to promote safe activity at all operations in the Province of Ontario.
Ontario Snow Resorts Association (OSRA)P.O. Box 575 Collingwood, ON L9Y 4E8 Tel: 705-443-5450, FAX: 705-443-5460 E-MAIL: [email protected] WEBSITE: www.skiontario.ca
We also feature Associate Member Organizations. Interested in becoming an Associate Member? Download our Application Form or contact Natalie Dalzell at [email protected] or call the CSC office at 1-877-440-9140.
Head Canada Inc. is the Canadian distributor of Head Winter Sports and Tyrolia Binding products. The company’s key products have attained leading market positions, and have gained high visibility through their use by many of today’s top athletes.
Head is far and away the leading brand on the FIS World Cup race circuit. Elite, world class athletes like Aksel Lund Svindal, Ted Ligety and Lindsay Vonn race with Head branded skis and boots. As well, Head’s experience with World Cup racing leads to product developments like the high performance Supershape ski and the Vector boot for top level recreational enthusiasts.