Alpine Canada Members

This section is for skiers who are already members of Alpine Canada. For information on how to become an Alpine Canada member, visit our Become a Member page.

Renewal

As an Alpine Canada member, each year you must renew your membership through your provincial alpine association.

Read about the categories of Alpine Canada membership

Steps for renewing your Alpine Canada membership:

Step one: Update and sign the Alpine Canada membership registration form (check with your provincial alpine association to see if online registration is available in your area) and medical evaluation.

Membership registration form
Medical evaluation form 

Step two: Submit both forms to your provincial alpine association along with the membership fees for your province. 

For athletes with a FIS licence: If you are an athlete racing with an International Ski Federation (FIS) licence – which allows you to race internationally – it is important to renew you licence each year by June 1 to protect your point profile from the previous season. For information on how to obtain your first FIS license, visit our Become a Member page.

Steps for FIS-licence renewal:

Step one: Update your Alpine Canada medical form and submit to your provincial alpine association by June 1.

Medical evaluation form 

Step two: Pay the yearly fee to your provincial alpine association by June 1. Check with your province for information on fees in your region.

Your information and fees will be forwarded by your province to Alpine Canada who will then activate with FIS.

Step three: Check your FIS profile on the FIS website to ensure your card has been activated one week after all forms and fees have been submitted to your province or territory. Be sure to check your profile online for accuracy and inform your province if there are any errors. It is each athlete’s responsibility to make your provincial alpine association aware of any issues with your profile.

FIS-licence cancellation: FIS-licence cancellations cost $55 and must come through your provincial alpine association to Alpine Canada. There are absolutely no refunds after October 15. 
 

Insurance

Alpine Canada offers insurance coverage to its members for the following areas through the Canadian Snowsports Association and the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Commercial general liability
Directors' and officers' liability
Sport accident insurance policy
FIS invalidity coverage

Level and scope of coverage varies by activity type and membership category.

How do I access these types of coverage?

To activate or renew coverage for a member:

Step one: Register for membership with your local club - fill in the Alpine Canada membership form and waiver and then file with your club. Read about how to become an Alpine Canada member.
Step two: Pay fees in full according to the club/provincial alpine association deadlines.

For FIS-level members:  
Step one: Sign athlete declaration. FIS athlete declaration form
Step two: Ensure your profile is accurate on the FIS website.

To activate or renew coverage for a club:
Step one: Submit the following application to your provincial alpine association. Club, division or zone application form  
Step two: Submit club, division or zone calendar to your provincial alpine association.
Step three: Submit full membership list of the club to your provincial alpine association.
Step four: Submit a list of staff and board of director members to your provincial alpine association.
Step five: Pay club-sanction fee to your provincial alpine association. A $100 club-sanction fee will be applied each season for reactivation and new activation of a club. This fee accredits your club as a recognized and sanctioned Alpine Canada member club.

Proof of insurance requests:
A facility, training or hosting venue may request a proof of insurance certificate listing your club’s name along with the proprietor's name. To obtain a proof of insurance certificate, fill out the form below. Certificates cost $30 and fees are billed to the club directly. No request forms will be processed without a credit card or cheque attached. Requests take two weeks to process once received by Alpine Canada. Requests should be sent to Adele MacEachern - Finance and National Services Assistant at amaceachern@alpinecanada.org.

Request for certificate of insurance form  

Be sure to check with the facility representative to see if they require a certificate or confirmation of insurance coverage. If confirmation is required, ask the facility representative to contact Erin Gellhaus - Manager, National Services and Sport Funding at 403.777.3208 or egellhaus@alpinecanada.org.

Important note: All FIS-calendared races have certificates of insurance created by Alpine Canada and will be distributed to the race organizing committee via the provincial alpine association prior to your event. Please do not submit a request form for a FIS-calendared race and incur an unnecessary fee. Contact your provincial alpine association or Alpine Canada to obtain a copy.

Other helpful insurance tools:
Ski club risk management manual  
Coaches’ training site hazard assessment guide  

Please contact your provincial alpine association for further information.

Injured athletes

Single penalty for injured athletes:

If you are injured and will be away from competition for an extended period of time, talk to your coach about having a single penalty applied to your FIS profile to protect your points while you heal.

You can review the single penalty rules under section 4.6 in the alpine FIS Points rule book.

Steps to file for injured status:

Step one: Fill out and sign the FIS single penalty form.

FIS single penalty form (alpine)

Step two: Obtain a signed doctor’s note explaining the type of injury and expected time away from competition.

Step three: Submit both documents to your provincial alpine association.

Athlete-injury survey

Alpine Canada is asking all Canadian alpine athletes to complete an online athlete-injury survey. The survey is part of a study by Canadian Alpine Ski Team member Kelly VanderBeek, in partnership with the University of Calgary.

The survey was created by athletes for athletes with the hopes of making alpine skiing safer for everyone.

The survey is anonymous and voluntary. It takes less than one minute for athletes who do not fit the criteria and around 10 minutes for athletes who do.

There is one survey for athletes aged 15 years and older and a different survey for K2-age athletes. The scope of the study is international and can be completed by athletes from any nation.

Please click the following links to complete the survey:

ALPINE ATHLETE INJURY DEBRIEF

K2 ALPINE ATHLETE INJURY DEBRIEF

Ethics ID 24621. This study has been approved by the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board.