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

SAFE SPORT WORKSHOP: Introduction to Mediation Skills

SAFE SPORT WORKSHOP: Introduction to Mediation Skills

After a successful workshop last month on complaint management, ViaSport is inviting BC Alpine members to continue building your comfort-level with handling potential conflicts in sport. This upcoming training session will introduce sport leaders to mediation as part of your organization’s toolkit for safer sport.

Join us for safe sport workshop #5 on Thursday, October 13 at 1 p.m.

More details to follow, but you can register early here. Also, more on ViaSport Safe Sport program here.

Join us in Sun Peaks for our 2022 Summit and AGM!

Join us in Sun Peaks for our 2022 Summit and AGM!

NEW – Agenda now available

Finally! We are thrilled to announce our plans to host this year’s in-person Member Summit, Coaches Meeting and Annual General Meeting at the beautiful Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Center, October 13 to 16, 2022. Everyone is invited and it’s free (not including travel and accommodation).

We’ve added Facilitator Training to our agenda, for Coaches, Facilitators and Evaluators. Any Coach wanting to learn how to, or planning to, give an evaluation or facilitate a course in 2022/23 must attend these sessions. We will cover updates, process, delivery and SnowReg training. Please contact Johnny Crichton at johnnyc@bcalpine.com to make sure this portion of the summit is for you. Below is a summary of the schedule.

  • Thursday, October 13 (PM only) – Facilitator Training (for Head Coaches, EL Facilitators & Coach Evaluators only)
  • Friday, October 14 (AM only) – Facilitator Training continues
  • Friday, October 14 (PM only) – Coaches Meeting
  • Saturday, October 15 (AM only) – Coaches Meeting continues
  • Saturday, October 15 (PM only) – Member Summit ( see full AGENDA HERE)
  • Saturday, October 15 evening – Goldie Awards and Banquet
  • Sunday, October 16 – AGM and Member Summit continues

CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL ROOM PRICING AND BOOKING DETAILS

Please book your room as soon as possible to receive the best rates, including pre and post stay if you choose!

We are beyond excited to meet in person again. Before the pandemic the number of people attending our Summit was increasing every year, and we truly believe that getting the membership together is key to the success of alpine ski racing in BC. Great speakers, compelling topics, sharing and collaborating, fun with friends, they all help to keep our strong culture alive. And on top of that we have plenty to celebrate together: World Cup success, Olympic an Paralympic success, BC Ski Team successes, return to racing all over the province, record membership numbers… the list goes on. I really hope to see everyone in Sun Peaks, and let’s prepare for the best BC Alpine ski racing season yet!

Anders Hestdalen, BC Alpine CEO

IMPORTANT – Please visit BC Alpine’s sign up page linked below to let us know which days/meetings you hope to attend.


CTS
CTS is the Presenting Sponsor of BC Alpine’s Member Summit

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.

Developing & Retaining Officials Presentation, June 23

Developing & Retaining Officials Presentation, June 23

Powering Podiums Presentation – Developing and Retaining Officials
June 23, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (online only)

Powering Podiums is a series of high performance sport technical oriented workshops geared toward BC’s provincial and disability sport organizations. The aim of these workshops is to provide the sport sector relevant information to improve sport excellence in BC and achieve BC government benchmark of athletes on national teams. A wide variety of topics will be sourced based on feedback and observations from provincial sport organizations. Workshop sessions are typically 2 to 4 hours depending on the topic.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.csipacific.ca/programs/powering-podiums/

Powering Podiums is a joint program created by Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and viaSport

Update to BC Alpine Membership Fees for 2022/2023

Update to BC Alpine Membership Fees for 2022/2023

This is to notify our membership that BC Alpine is increasing its Program Fees for the 2022/2023 season. For the first time in 10 years we have made an adjustment for inflation, and following Alpine Canada’s lead, we will implement an annual inflationary fee increase of 1.5 to 2%. This increase will take effect on June 15, 2022.

The new fees and distribution breakdown can be found here: https://bcalpine.com/programFees/