Canada West All Area Passes application forms for the 2022-23 Season

The following list of members (by club) have been approved for a CWSAA All Areas Pass for the 2022-23 season.  These members need to complete the online waiver and upload their pass photo as soon as possible. 

Links to the waiver and photo uploader are found below the list of approved names along with instructions on using the online waiver signing application.
Lists are all alphabetical by club then last name of recipient.

!!! If you feel any names are in errors or  are missing, contact Keven Dubinsky immediately !!!

Black Dogs
Koper, Lauren

Cypress Ski Club
Exley, Tal
Foster-Ortmayr, Roan
MacPherson, Naomi
Salari, Ihsan
Zander, Erica

Fernie Alpine Ski Team
Barnum, Kaleb
Bonham, Carly
Carter, Ewan
Christensen, Carter
Christie, Brett
Coffyne, Ann
Fleming, Anna
Magee, Blair
McFarlane, Niya
Miles, Tyler
Schwenck, Eric
Timm, Dylan
Timm, Jessica
Timm, Rod
Vanhooren, Liam
Vanhooren, Nate

Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club
Eder, Graeme
Elvidge, Malcolm
Fischer, Noah
Hung, Thomas
Irish, Brooke
Li, Annabel
Mellis, Malia
Olanié, Titouan
Plavsic, Mila
Pougatch, Andrew
Pretty, Maeve
Smith, Noah
Stevens, Dylan
Yamada, Kumiko

Kimberley Alpine Team
Nelson, Mataya
O’Grady, Aquinna
Pasula, Brayden

Lightning Creek Ski  Club
Peter, Boroka

Okanagan Ski Team
Athans, Marcus
Blaser, Sienna
Cashin, Finley
Clancy, Lauren
Coubrough, Jasmine
Droppo, Hannah
Fournier, Samantha
Ito, Takoda
Little, Shayna
Raymond, Molly
Smith, Rane
Smith, Rowan
Sola, Heming
Trussler, Derek
Willoughby, Liv
Young, Oliver

Red Mountain Racers
Demmler, Reuben
Hamm, Marcus
Hartman, Miika
Krampl, Marek
Patterson, Philip

Smithers Ski & Snowboard Club
Collingwood, Chloe
Hikisch, Bridie

Sun Peaks Alpine Club
Currie, Cameron
Currie, Euan
Jensen, Jameson
Pianna, Sami
Ritter, Carson
Schwirtlich, Micah

Vernon Ski Club
Farrer, Kadyn
Fux, Natalie
Gill, Coen
Newton, John
Raduy, Bria
Steele, Camryn
Williams, Lauren

Whistler Mountain Ski Club
Bennett, Emeline
Boyd, Dylan
Brownlie, Alexa
Cross, Sophia
Deck Stang, Viveka
Gibbons, Joseph
Gilbert, Lola
Gilbert, Sascha
Haslau, Jessica
Holmes, Ries
Husken, Erin
Jagger, Richard
Joncas, Anne-Marie
Jordan, Tait
Kaufmann, Ella
Kranjc, Gigi
Martinal, Mateo
Mikkelsen, Nicolas
Morrow, Jack
Parkhill, Marlo
Schenk, Heidi
Shea, Jasper
Shorter, Felix
Stiel, Sara
Thomas, Jack
Waldrum, Alec
Wardle, Madeleine
Whelan, Sarah-Elizabeth
Young, Vanessa

Whitewater Ski Team
Clark, Madison
Robertson, Raleigh


APPLICATION STEP 1 of 2: Digital Waiver

Click HERE for the digital waiver link.



Tips on filling out the digital waiver
The digital form is best filled out on a hand held device.  If using a PC to fill out the form, the web browser must be either Chrome or Fire Fox.  Not adaptable with Internet Explorer. 
The first part of the form is where the passholder and parent/guardian if athlete is under 19 years of age must initial that they have read and understood the following:  

  • Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims and Assumption of Risks Agreement
  • Information on CWSAA Competitors Pass & Alpine Responsibility Code
  • Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims and Assumption of Risks

As our competitor pass program has participants from across Western Canada, there are some limitations within our digital form.  One of the limitations is the form does not have the capability of programing different ages of majority based on the Provinces and Territory that the athlete resides in.  As both British Columbia and the Yukon are 19, the age of majority has been set for 19.  All passholders under the age of 19 will require a parent/guardian to initial & sign the form.
Important:  When you are asked to initial the form there are 2 initial boxes.  The first ‘blue’ initial box is intended for the passholder.  The second ‘blue’ initial box is for parent / guardian of the passholder that is under 19 or the passholder that is of legal age. Passholders of legal age will need to sign both initial boxes.  If both are not filled out, the form will not advance to complete.  The signee(s) can either use their finger to initial or their mouse cursor if using a PC.  You can not type in your initials.
The second portion of the form is where you enter in passholder information.  You will be asked to select one of the following:

  • I am an Adult (19 years or older) with no Minors to sign for
  • I am an Adult that will be participating and have Minors to sign for
  • I am an Adult Guardian (not participating) signing for minors 

APPLICATION STEP 2 of 2: Photo Upload

CWSAA has the photo uploader app on their website again this year: https://cwsaa.org/competitor-pass-upload/
When submitting the form with your photo enter in “BC Alpine” where it asks for your affiliated Provincial Sports Association. 

  • Photos must be in a jpeg format
  • Photos must be taken against a plain white or lightly coloured background
  • The photo must be taken 5 to 6 feet from the person
  • The lighting must be uniform to avoid shadows across the face
  • No hats, toques or sunglasses/goggles
  • The photos must show a full front view of the face and top of the shoulders squared to the camera

FIS / All Areas Pass Registrations 2023

FIS / All Areas Pass Registrations 2023

This article contains two different registration deadlines:
Activation of athletes requiring FIS List #1 is June 24th.
CWSAA All Area Pass Requests: August 10th.
Please email kevend@bcalpine.com if you require any assistance with the process.

FIS Registration

If your club would like to have any FIS racers active in time for FIS List #1, the deadline to have them registered with us is June 24th. FIS registrations after this date will not change in price but they will be published on the next available list per the FIS Points List Deadlines for the 2023 season found here: https://assets.fis-ski.com/image/upload/fis-prod/assets/document-library/deadlines/2023/Deadlines-AL.pdf Please remember that racers must be on a published list at least a week before the start date of their first race.

Online registration by the club to BC Alpine’s registration database is all that is require to get them on the list however athlete will not be start eligible until such time that their paperwork is accepted by BC Alpine for the athlete.

Paperwork for the current season’s FIS registration can be found online at https://bcalpine.com/files/Registration_Files/FIS_Registration/.
Please remember that the Medical Evaluation requires a physical so make sure your athletes book an appointment with their medical professional to get this document completed.

All Area Pass Registration

Qualifications and guidelines for the 2023 season CWSAA All Areas Pass have been published by the Canada West Ski Areas Association on their website at https://cwsaa.org/policy/cwsaa-competitor-pass/.

Alpine and Ski Cross athletes in FIS programs born between 2002 and 2006 are on the qualification for this season, and their deadline for selection is August 11th so any athlete or FIS traveling coach wanting to qualify for an All Areas Pass must be registered with BC Alpine before that date and then the club registrar must submit those requesting passes via the “All Area Passes” registration form found in the BC Alpine Club Admin Login by August 10th.

Cost of the pass this season is $661.50 for athletes and $1323.00 for coaches.

2022 Event Organizers Update

2022 Event Organizers Update

With five events in the next week to start off our 2022 provincial series races (and it being nearly two years since any races have happened in the province) I thought it prudent to create a quick overview for event organizers to remind you of some of the basics and to help you through some of the changes which have occurred recently.

Event Organizer COVID Mitigation Plan:

Hot off the presses today is BC Alpine’s new COVID mitigation plan for event coordinators. This document can assist with general guidelines, best practices and ideas for hosting events during our current phase of the pandemic. https://bcalpine.com/files/Policy_Files/COVID-19/?f=Event_Organizers_COVID_Mitigation_Plan_2022.docx

Managing your event on our calendar:

Event organizers and Race Administrators can obtain access to manage the events on our calendar by contacting me and requesting access. With access to the event administration you get the ability to:

  1. Upload your Race Notice
  2. Upload any additional documents to your event
  3. Add live timing links
  4. Enable volunteer sign up
  5. Activate and alter race entry
  6. Activate and alter Participation / COVID-19 Agreement

Ordering awards:

BC Alpine has an online store for ordering awards for your event(s). Visit https://bcalpine.com/orderAwards/ well in advance and contact Anders if you have any questions about awards you should be distributing.

Race entry and draw:

With travel being more limited than usual both due to pandemic as well as road closures throughout the province, we expect to find more “cross category” race entry than usual this season with racers entering into races in their local region instead of traveling to ones further away. This may pose some interesting questions on how to enter, draw and manage your races. Please reach out to Johnny or myself if you require any assistance with who is sanctioned to start, or how to manage race files or results during these sort of situations.
If you are having FIS racers entering into a national level race, be sure to enter them with their ACA card #, not their FIS card # or they may not have the correct points in the draw and the results from your races will not be valid.

Race Kits:

All our Sporting Life NGSL and Teck Race Kits are new this season. New straps and rolling tubes are in the kits to help ROCs keep the bibs and banners in good condition and each kit is affixed with a printed QR Code that when scanned helps us track where the kit is and allows you to report any damage or missing gear so that we can easier repair or replace it.
If you have one of these kits, do us a favour and scan the QR code and let us know where it is and how it’s doing! 🙂

ATTN All Area Pass holders requiring access to all RCR Areas (Nakiska, Fernie, Kimberley, Kicking Horse)

ATTN All Area Pass holders requiring access to all RCR Areas (Nakiska, Fernie, Kimberley, Kicking Horse)

CWSAA has just been informed that RCR will be issuing a season pass again to all CWSAA Competitor Passholders for the upcoming 2021/22 season.  Please notify all ski clubs and athletes / parents that have been issued 2021/22 CWSAA Competitor Pass of the direct lift to access process.

Steps:

  1. Athlete & Coach to fill out on-line waiver first (link is here)
  2. Enter waiver confirmation numbers in the box provided
  3. Athlete / coach will then get an email to upload a picture and their valid QR code proving they are vaccinated.
  4. RCR will approve their picture and QR code and email them confirmation they have been approved
  5. They can go to any one of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies ski resorts and pick up their season pass.
  6. They may go straight to lifts for the rest of the season!

Conditions of Use

  • The seasons pass issued with this application is valid only for the person whose photograph appears on it. Should any other person attempt to use this pass it will be confiscated without rebate and that person will be prosecuted under the Criminal Code of Canada.
  • In the event of misconduct or non-observation of the ski area safety regulations (or Skiers Responsibility Code) on the part of the pass holder, he/she will be prohibited use of the lifts as determined by the management.
  • The holder of this pass assumes all risk of personal injury or loss or damage to property.
  • The season pass is nontransferable.
  • If lost or stolen, there is a $20 charge for a replacement pass.
  • Passholders without their pass may receive a lift ticket on the first occurrence. On additional days the pass-holder will be required to purchase a replacement pass.
  • This pass remains the property of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc and affiliated companies and resorts.

Fraudulent Use of Pass The Season Pass / Membership is non-transferable and is not available for resale. A $500 penalty will apply in the event that the Season Pass / Membership is used by another individual or family member. This penalty will apply regardless if the Member is aware of the misuse or not.

The Member is liable for any misuse of the Season Pass / Membership when not in the possession of the Member, unless the Season Pass / Membership has already been reported as lost or stolen.

In addition to the penalty for misuse of a Season Pass / Membership, the Member will lose all lift access privileges at all Resorts of the Canadian Rockies resorts.

Members are reminded that Season Pass / Memberships are valuable, and should be kept in a safe place at all times.

Conditions of use are subject to change without notice.

ATTN All Area Pass holders requiring access to all RCR Areas (Nakiska, Fernie, Kimberley, Kicking Horse)

Your opportunity to volunteer for our first race of the season

We’re less than a month away from our first event of the 2021-22 season and your first opportunity to volunteer at a ski race!

The Panorama Canada Cup FIS race is seeking volunteers to help put on the first race of the season for BC, so why not dust off those cobwebs and get out on the mountain with us?

Volunteer online now through the event link on our calendar: https://bcalpine.com/calendar/#3997