Become a member
Skiing in Canada
Who can become a member: Competitive and non-competitive skiers, coaches, officials, parents, volunteers and ski enthusiasts
Which sports: Alpine, ski cross and para-alpine
Where: Across Canada
How: Find a club near you
To become a member of Alpine Canada, visit your provincial alpine organization’s website (below) to find a club near you. As a member of an Alpine Canada sanctioned club you also become a member of Alpine Canada. Read about the different categories of Alpine Canada membership.
Alberta – albertaalpine.ca
B.C. – bcalpine.com
Manitoba – skimanitoba.com
New Brunswick – nbalpine.nb.ca
Newfoundland and Labrador – alpineskinl.ca
Nova Scotia – alpineskinovascotia.ca
Ontario – alpineontario.ca
P.E.I. – email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Quebec – skiquebec.qc.ca
Saskatchewan – saskalpine.com
Yukon – www.alpineyukon.com
How to race internationally in alpine or ski cross:
Once you are a member of Alpine Canada, you can purchase an International Ski Federation (FIS) licence to race internationally. FIS licences are only issued by the national ski organizations (e.g. Alpine Canada). Follow these five steps to get a FIS licence.
Step one: Are you eligible?
Athletes who want to register for a FIS licence for alpine racing or ski cross must go through their provincial alpine organization and must:
- Be a Canadian citizen
- Be a fully-paid national card member of Alpine Canada in good standing
- Be 16 years old before December 31 that year
Step two: Complete the athlete declaration and medical form.
Pay your FIS licensing fees to your provincial alpine organization (fees are remitted on your behalf to Alpine Canada by the province).
Step five: Check your profile.
An athlete profile will be created on the FIS website and can be viewed in the FIS biography section one week after submitting the declaration and medical forms and payment. Be sure to check your profile online for accuracy and inform your provincial alpine organization if there are any errors on your profile. It is each athlete’s responsibility to make your provincial alpine organization aware of any issues with your profile.
Please note: Athletes may only carry one FIS licence. Athletes with dual citizenship must choose one national federation to represent them. For further details on FIS-license restrictions, please refer to the FIS International Competition Rules, section 203.
If you are an Alpine Canada returning member, please visit our Members’ section for FIS licence renewal information.
Para-alpine athletes should contact their provincial alpine organization for information on International Paralympic Committee licensing.
Change of nation for FIS athletes:
If you are a FIS-carded athlete from another country but would like to compete as a member of Alpine Canada, you may change your nation prior to July 1 each year. Only athletes with dual citizenship or with a residence in Canada for a minimum of two years prior to the request may be granted a change of nation by FIS. Contact Erin Gellhaus, Alpine Canada’s manager of national services, at email@example.com for more information.