Member Organizations

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.

The Quebec Ski Areas Association represents and defends its members’ interests, promotes winter sports such as downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding and works to improve ski areas’ performance and product quality.


Association des stations de ski du Québec (ASSQ)

1347, National Street, Terrebonne
Quebec J6W 6H8 
Ph: 450-765-2012 Fax : 450-765-2025

Email:    Web:

c/o Ski Wentworth
P.O. Box 1202, Truro, NS B2N 5H1
Ph: 902-896-1205   Fax: 902-893-4942


Established in 1976, Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (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 coordinates 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

791 Strathcona Dr. SW
Calgary, AB
T3H 1N8
Phone:  587-315-5870
Fax:      866-531-9644 
Web site:
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:
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:     Website:
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
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
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

The Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) is a not-for-profit trade association that represents the Ski Areas of Western Canada. Its primary areas of focus are safety and risk management, sustainable market growth, people and talent development, and government advocacy.

CWSAA was founded in 1967 and incorporated in 1973, under the Canada Corporations Act. At the May 12, 2014 CWSAA AGM members approved new By-laws and Articles of Continuance to facilitate a migration to the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. CWSAA filed the required forms with Corporations Canada on May 26, 2014 and received a Certificate of Continuance on June 3, 2014.

As of 2019, CWSAA represents 271 Members, including 121