Canada West All Area Passes Application Form for the 2020-21 Season

Canada West All Area Passes Application Form for the 2020-21 Season

The following list of members (by club) have been approved for a CWSAA All Areas Pass for the 2020-21 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.

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

Black Dogs Ski Club: 
Lauren Koper, Mike Koper

Fernie Alpine Ski Team:
Dylan Timm, Ewan Carter, Liam Vanhooren, Kaleb Barnum, Brett Christie, Rod Timm, Tyler Werry

Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club:
Katarina Kaludjercic, Mackenzie Themens, Mila Plavsic, Nelson Fretenburg, Alek Hristov, Cole Macdougall, Dylan Stevens, Noel Airoldi, Seungbin Song, Dustin Koepke

Okanagan Ski Team:
Marcus Athans, Ella Mills, Lauren Clancy, Aaron Leaman, Heming Sola, Logan Leach, Oliver Young, Derek Trussler

Prince George Ski Club:
Charlotte Gibson, Melinda Kobasiuk

Red Mountain Racers:
Soleil Patterson

Sasquatch Mtn Ski Club:
Nate Rohwer

Sun Peaks Alpine Club:
Brynn Applegath, Liam Applegath, Euan Currie, Talyn Lorimer, Micah Schwirtlich, Daimion Applegath, Wade Rettie

Vernon Ski Club:
Rane Smith, Gerrit Van Soest

Whistler Mountain Ski Club:
Gemma Bexton, Alyssa Emery, Freya Jumonville, Emeline Bennett, Isabella Cross, Sloane Goldberg, Sara Stiel, Meagan Doiron, Nathan Romanin, Lukas Forssander, Curtis Jepsen, Tait Jordan, Jack Morrow, Hayden Harley, John Nicolls, Matthias Shorter, Adam Usher, Chase Burns, Duncan Ross, Sascha Gilbert, Callum Clarke, Kosuke Akita, Ryuji Gaman, Holly Clarke, Sam Fuller, Richard Jagger, Conrad Pridy, Gigi Kranjc

Windermere Valley Ski Club:
Gavin Donald

STEP 1: Digital Waiver – LINK

CWSAA is excited to be partnering with 1Risk again on the digital waiver for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

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.

With the digital form, it’s assuming you are of legal age or the parent/guardian signing on behalf of the minor.  

The first part of the form is where the legal age athlete or parent/guardian must initial that they have read the following:
(The signee can either use their finger to initial or the mouse cursor if using a PC.  Can not type in their initials.)

  • Information on Competitor Pass Program & Alpine Responsibility Code
  • Assumption of Risks
  • Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims and Assumption of Risks Agreement 
  • Ski Area Operator Day Pass Exclusion of Liability
  • Waiver Progress Information:  this is where the legal age athlete or parent/guardian enter in their personal information
    • at the bottom of the page, please remember to select one of the following options:
      • I am an Adult 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 
        • be redirected to fill in information for a minor

STEP 2: Photo Upload – LINK

Please remember that CWSAA requires that you filling your affiliation as “BC Alpine” not your ski club as they categorize the passes by provincial governing body and do not know which one each club belongs to. This will help sort all the photos more efficiently and lead to less delays that may occur if your club name is used.

Reminder – Photos must meet the following guidelines:

  • 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 or sunglasses/goggles
  • The photos must show a full front view of the face and top of the shoulders squared to the camera

Event / Training Sanction requests – a reminder to BC Alpine clubs

Event / Training Sanction requests – a reminder to BC Alpine clubs

While most of the events your club hosts likely fall under our Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance coverage, some events may require some additional due diligence in order be sanctioned.

External Venues Requiring COI

Most events or activities using external venues, such as fundraisers at conference centers or restaurants, or participating in physical training at a gymnastics club, will have the venue operator request a Certificate of Insurance (COI) which can take up to two weeks to obtain and cost $30. The form is easy to fill out and is available in our Registration / Insurance & Sanction files at

Travel Outside of Canada

If traveling outside of Canada, groups or individuals must complete the Out of Country Training Sanction prior to departure to gain sanctioning for their trip. This form, like the request for COI also takes about two weeks to obtain

Is the activity approved?

Even if your event is in-country and doesn’t take place in a venue that requests a COI, other considerations still need to be addressed. BC clubs are reminded that prior to partaking in events that are not covered by the Alpine Canada / Canadian Snowsports Association pre-approved dryland training activities, they must first obtain verification from Ashlie at Alpine Canada via email to verify that the activity will be allowable under our CGL coverage. In the email request to Ashlie, please be sure to include specific details about the activity, when and where it will take place and who is conducting it.

At the time of writing this, the official list of CSA published acceptable dryland activities includes: 

  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Canoeing / Kayaking (excluding white-water)
  • Nordic walking and Nordic walking activities
  • Roller-skiing: (helmets mandatory; wrists guards, pads recommended)
    • only as a training activity that includes coach-organized and directed individual time trials
  • Rollerblading
  • Road cycling
    • only as a training activity as prescribed by a coach or sports science regardless of the type of bike used in that activity
  • Mountain biking (off the road “mountain biking” training activities)
    • third party coverage ONLY which means that there is insurance coverage if the athlete runs into and is sued by a hiker on the trail
    • NO second party coverage (there is no coverage when the athlete gets injured and sues the coach or another athlete for negligence in suggesting that the athlete train on that trail
  • Recreational cycling (road bikes) is covered when done only as a supervised training activity in group.
  • Organized games (i.e.. soccer, hill/track intervals, weight and resistance training properly supervised)
  • Off-season glacier skiing as part of controlled training
  • Back Country Skiing and Overnight Camping (requires specific CSA approval with designated leader with suitable qualifications)

Excluded activities:

  • Recreational biking (mountain biking) of athletes/members (bike parks, etc. as individuals)
  • Competitive biking (any type of bike) for events or time trials
  • Mountain climbing / Rock climbing (considered a high risk activity)
  • Waterskiing / Wakeboarding / Parasailing / White-water Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Paintball
  • Rock Climbing

If you have any questions about this or would like assistance, please contact Keven Dubinsky at or 604-678-3074.

BC Return to Sport Phase 3: Progressively Loosen

BC Return to Sport Phase 3: Progressively Loosen

The BC Government and viaSport have announced a move to Phase 3 of the BC Return to Sport Plan in accordance with the B.C. Restart Plan.

The goal of this phase is to introduce more sport activities to our members in a way that prioritizes the safety of participants, staff, coaches, volunteers and the community. While sport is being able to advance, it is still important that the return of activities be done gradually. For our clubs advancing activities in Phase 3, a gradual approach has been recommended – slowly reintroducing activities allowing for flexibility while testing out safety measures and making other adjustments.

Clubs should still be implementing their own Return To Sport plan, following the guidelines set out at

Sport Cohorts in Phase 3:

To allow for the introduction of new activities, sport cohorts will be introduced where physical distancing is not possible. A cohort is a group of participants who primarily interact with each other over an extended period of time and may contain up to 100 individual within them. At this time the cohort process could be useful both for larger clubs which will be sharing training areas between multiple groups but could also serve well for smaller clubs who may “cohort” with another regional team or group for summer training purposes. Going forward into our season, if we do not yet find ourselves in Phase 4, we may be implementing the cohort process as a method of organizing our racing programs.

Note: While cohorts may be groups of up to 100, it is still important to note that Provincial Health Office (PHO) Orders related to group gatherings are still in effect, limiting group numbers to 50 people at this time.

Additional Updates:

For contact tracing purposes, if sport organizations are not the owner or operator of the sport facility, they must provide the facility operator with the first and last names and telephone number, or email address of all participants. You can find the Ministerial Order here for more details.

Participating in sport means that individuals could come into contact with more people. It is important that each individual assess their risk tolerance and ensure they understand the safety plans that are in place. All participants should monitor their health daily and stay home if they don’t feel well or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, with no exceptions.

Clubs and their members will need to be flexible to accommodate and respond to changes in the community, like outbreaks or mandates around masks. If you are unsure of restrictions within your community, contact your Regional Health Authority.

All Area Passes: Submission deadlines and process for 2020/21

All Area Passes: Submission deadlines and process for 2020/21

What are the costs and deadlines?

  1. Athlete passes will cost $ 614.25.
  2. Coaches passes will cost $ 1,228.50.
  3. Members must be registered with BC Alpine in the appropriate category by Aug 12, 2020.
  4. Clubs need to submit the list of athletes and coaches applying via the web submission found at by Aug 12, 2020.
  5. Athletes selected to receive passes will need to complete the online portion of the registration process, the links to which will be will be distributed to those who qualify.

Application Process:

  1. Eligible Athletes / Coaches: Please contact your club regarding their deadlines and application requirements. All dates listed in this article are based on when BC Alpine requires the paperwork from your club and they may require some lead time to compile the data on their side and send it in to us.
  2. Clubs: Clubs must submit all of their requests for passes directly through the BC Alpine Club Admin area. The link to the online form will be found under the “Registration” tab as shown in the preview below, and will only allow you to submit for members who are currently registered and eligible to apply. This should make the process much easier for most clubs and will give you an automatic total owing for the applications submitted.
Registration Info for 2021 season available – New Waiver for All Members

Registration Info for 2021 season available – New Waiver for All Members

All Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance and Sport Accident Insurance Policy (SAIP) purchased during the 2019/2020 season will expire as of July 1st 2020. Because of this, all insurance must be renewed for anyone participating in summer programs on or before this date.

We are happy to report that all registration fees for the 2021 season are published at with no changes to any category or insurance cost from the 2020 season. 

There has been a major change to the ACA Membership Registration Form and Release of Liability Waiver for this season and only this new waiver should be used for 2021 registrations. If anyone has already signed up in advance using the older versions of the waiver, please have them sign the new version as soon as possible.


The ACA 2020-2021 Membership Registration Form is now available
View Online and all FIS forms can be found at