Canadian Ski Council President & CEO Patrick Arkeveld to step down

It is with mixed emotions that the Canadian Ski Council has announced that Patrick Arkeveld will be stepping down from his current role as President & CEO of the organization to pursue other opportunities.  Although the organization is sad to see Patrick go, his departure comes as a result of a great opportunity for him professionally, and we thank him for the impact he has had in recent years and wish him the best as he explores his next challenge.

Over the past few years Patrick has helped in executing a number of key initiatives which have greatly helped in securing the long-term health and stability of the organization.  With a focus on creating greater transparency, stabilizing existing programs, diversifying channels of revenue, re-establishing support and consensus of industry stakeholders, along with establishing a strong and professional team with the skills to carry the organization forward, the Council is in a very sound position as we enter this next phase in our united industry effort.

Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the Canadian Ski Council has enlisted the services of Odgers Berndtson, a global leader in executive searches to help conduct the process of finding Patrick’s successor.  Over the next couple of months, the Executive Committee of the Council will work closely with Odgers Berndston to find the right candidate and help to ensure the positive momentum of the organization continues.

The Canadian Ski Council (CSC) is a national, not for profit organization with the goal of increasing participation in recreational snowboarding, alpine and cross-country skiing in Canada.  Distinctly autonomous groups have been formed to administer the various aspects of alpine and cross country skiing, instruction, coaching, ski area operation, disabled skiing, racing, safety, and the equipment wholesale and retail industries.

While each group answers specific needs, the entire ski/snowboard industry long ago recognized their common need for the on-going promotion of the sport.