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Become an official

Who: Volunteers interested in becoming alpine, para-alpine and ski cross officials.

Where: Across Canada.

What: Alpine Canada’s Officials' Program provides education, certification and standards that are a requirement for volunteers to become officials.

With officials’ certification and practical experience, volunteers can organize alpine or ski cross races and officiate and assist with safety requirements that match a racer’s performance level.

The program provides volunteers the tools they need to build a broad base of race-officiating skills while maintaining a level of experience that will enhance their expertise.

The program consists of four officials’ levels and four technical delegates’ levels. Read more about Alpine Canada’s Officials’ Program.

The Officials’ Program is administered by the National Officials’ Committee, a standing committee of Alpine Canada.

Get involved: Contact your provincial alpine association for a course near you.

Objectives of the Officials’ Program:
•    Standardize the methods and techniques of organizing and officiating ski races.
•    Ensure that ski competitions are fair, safe and consistent with prescribed standards.
•    Ensure uniformity with respect to rule interpretations.
•    Ensure that a required number of qualified officials are available at all races.
•    Offer opportunities to anyone, anywhere to become a ski-racing official.
•    Offer opportunities, through established programs, for officials to progress from club officials to international officials.
•    Establish criteria for officials’ certification which reflects the current standards in racing.
•    Offer recognition to officials for their achievements.
•    Offer support to officials as they apply theory to practice.

Already an official? Visit the Resources for Officials page.