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Winning medals for Canada, inspiring national pride and stimulating growth in the ski community

Our mission:

As Canada’s national sport organization for alpine skiing, our mission is to:

  • Provide world-leading programming for high-performance athletes
  • Provide technical and safety leadership at all levels
  • Produce champions who will serve as role models instilling our core values in young Canadians
  • Promote alpine skiing in Canada

Our values:Teamwork, pride, passion and perseverance

Phone:    (403) 777-3200
Address: Alpine Canada
               Suite 302, 151 Canada Olympic Road SW
               Canada Olympic Park
               Calgary, Alberta
               T3B 6B7


The Quebec Ski Area Association (ASSQ) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1979 by Quebec ski areas owners who wanted to defend the interests of their industry and promote skiing among a more youthful clientele.

The ASSQ team comprises over a dozen employees who are responsible for a wide range of programs, products and services.

The ASSQ is primarily most of its funding from sales of the Passe-Partout, the Provincial Pass and the dues paid by the association’s nearly 75 active members.

Phone:    (450) 765-2012
Address: Quebec Ski Areas Association
               1347, National Street
               Terrebonne (Quebec)  J6W 6H8


Phone:    (778) 484-5535
Address: Atlantic Ski Areas Association (ASAA)
               Poley Mountain 472
               Waterford Road Waterford,
               NB E4E 5A6


The Ontario Snow Resorts Association is proud to provide a calendar of events for the winter sports industry and its members.

Phone:    (705) 443-5460
Address: Ontario Snow Resort Association (OSRA)
               P.O. Box 575,
               Collingwood, Ontario
               L9Y 4E8


Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) is a Not-for-Profit Association which represents the Ski Areas of Western Canada. CWSAA was founded in 1967 and incorporated in 1973, under the Canada Corporations Act. CWSAA currently has 119 Regular Members (Ski Areas) and 154 Associate Members (Suppliers to the Ski Industry). On an approximate annual basis, CWSAA Members in Western Canada receive 9.4 million skier visits and generate revenues of $800 million.  

Phone:    (778) 484-5535
Address: Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA)
               #204 - 1460 Pandosy Street
British Columbia V1Y 1P3


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 Mission Statement 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 Courses.

Phone:    (877) 976-2274
Address: Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI-ACMS)
               60 Canning Cres.
               N1T 1X2


Incorporated in 1920, the CANADIAN SNOWSPORTS ASSOCIATION (CSA) represents its 10 member snow sport disciplines.Each discipline operates through regional divisions consisting of more than 700 clubs with over 97,000 members.

The first 9 disciplines are the National sport governing bodies for each of their sports in Canada. Their mandate is the development of competition programs and events, the development of athletes up to and including the National Team level and the pursuit of excellence at all competition levels. These 9 members of the CSA are all National sport governing bodies responsible for all aspects of the sport within each of the provinces and territories.

The Canadian Ski Coaches Federation is a professional body whose mission is to educate their coaches to lead and develop excellence in ski racing and to provide a variety of services to its members.

Phone:    (604) 734-6800
Address: Canadian Snowsports Association (CSA)
               Suite 202, 1451 West Broadway
               Vancouver, BC   V6H 1H6


The Canadian Ski Coaches Federation, with its partners, educates coaches to lead and develop excellence in ski racing.

The CSCF was incorporated in 1976 and is a membership based organization with over 8000 members in Canada and abroad. The CSCF provides coach certification and professional development programs, services and benefits for members who have an interest in or who are actively coaching in alpine and Paralympic alpine ski racing programs in Canada.

The CSCF works directly with key partners Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA), provincial sport organizations (PSO) and the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) to offer programming in all regions of the country, on a scheduled and demand basis in English and French.

The alpine coach education program is part of the sport wide National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Development, delivery and quality control of the alpine programs is governed by agreement between ACA and the CSCF and is based on ACA's AIM 2 WIN/PARA AIM 2 WIN long term skier development guidelines and NCCP standards.

Phone:    (514) 748-2648
Address: Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (CSCF)
               220-4900 Jean Talon West,
               Montréal, Québec, H4P 1W9,

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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.

Phone:    (613) 822-2245
Address: Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP)
               4531 Southclark Place,
               Ottawa, Ontario
               K1T 3V2

The Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors

The Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) is a non-profit organization designed to promote and advance the sport of cross country skiing in Canada through the provision of high quality instruction. CANSI strives to promote a positive and proactive approach to the teaching of cross country skiing skills through lesson planning and instruction.

Phone:    (819) 360-6700
Address: CANSI National Office Secrétariat
               CANSI National Office
               8 Douglas Road Chelsea,
               Quebec J9B 1K4

The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing

The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing is a volunteer based organization having as its main objective, assisting individuals with a disability to lead richer and fuller lives through active participation in recreational and competitive snow skiing and snowboarding.

We are a national organization with 1130 disabled members and 1900 able-bodied volunteers from all regions of Canada, committed to the idea that “SKIING IS FUN FOR EVERYONE“.

The CADS organization has touched thousands of individuals, both on and off the slopes in its over 30 year history.

E-mail:    Maureen O'Hara-Leman
Phone:    587-315-5870
791 Strathcona Dr. SW
              Calgary, AB
              T3H 1N8