Your opportunity to volunteer for our first race of the season

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

Learner Facilitator Training – sign up available now!

Learner Facilitator Training – sign up available now!

BC Alpine has posted facilitator training schedules and courses, which are available now (*no cost) through the beginning of December to cover this season and we’re encouraging all coaches to please take advantage of these opportunities. All current and past facilitators will need an update this season, online update October 29th is available only to those who have facilitated in the past. If you need the update and you can’t make that date you can sign up for Nov 15.

Current Facilitator Update: Oct 29th & 30th, 3–5 pm MST

New facilitators require both NCCP LF core training and the LF training for New Facilitators. BC Alpine is offering the LF training for new facilitators on Nov 15th, and there are a couple options for NCCP Core LF in the locker (Linked Below).

Alpine Ski Coaching ACA-CSC Coach Education Courses (snowreg.com)

LF Training for New Facilitators: Nov 15th – 4:00-8:00pm

Stay tuned for registration, the link will be up shortly at this link: Alpine Ski Coaching ACA-CSC Coach Education Courses (snowreg.com)

NCCP LF Core Training

Register for “Core training for Learning Facilitators”. The Locker (coach.ca)

SnowReg Training

Training is available for facilitators and evaluators – Friday October 22nd @ 11:30am PST. This will be an update mainly focused on entering and updating results. But club admins may benefit as well. REGISTER

SnowReg Training Webinars

BC Alpine re-launches brand, new website and expanded services

BC Alpine re-launches brand, new website and expanded services

With excited anticipation of a returning-to-normal ski season, the BC Alpine Ski Association added a few pieces to their marketing and communications output to better serve the ski community, ski journalists and media, as well as its 35 member clubs across the province.

Under the new tagline “Conquer the Mountain”, the new website and rebrand showcases the balance between developing excellence in ski racers, while showing the “journey” that families take with BC Alpine.

The primary goal of the marketing project, according to CEO Anders Hestdalen, was to present the sport – and “pathway” – in a clear, easy-to-follow manner to both new and existing members at all levels and ages of skiing in the province.

“We wanted to show a unified sport in B.C. and what we and our clubs do with our ski racing programs,” Hestdalen said. “It’s an incredible sport that involves the whole family so we needed an integrated content system with social media and feature stories that profile athletes, coaches and members.”

In addition to the new website, BC Alpine has initiated a social media strategy, which involves hiring two “Social Media Interns” who will be working with staff and a digital marketing agency to provide interesting content on a regular basis.

“We see tremendous value in working with our current club or regional athletes in order to tell the stories of life on the road to help our readers, fans, alumni, athletes, volunteers, sponsors and families better understand ski racing in BC,” Hestdalen said.

About BC Alpine Ski Association

VISION: To inspire skiers for life and develop world-class athletes. MISSION: To lead and govern the sport of Alpine Ski Racing in BC, to provide leadership and structure for our clubs to deliver high quality, sustainable and affordable programming and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community.

ATTENTION FIS RACERS: BC Alpine is hiring Social Media Interns

ATTENTION FIS RACERS: BC Alpine is hiring Social Media Interns

Are you a committed and dedicated BC ski racer with ambitions (or curiosity) about a future career in media, marketing or journalism? If so, BC Alpine would like to hear from you. We are currently seeking to hire two social media interns, who will benefit from a paid position as well as mentoring from digital media professionals.

The successful candidates would be part of a small communications team, with direct guidance and supervision to assist in delivering the social media goals as part of the BC Alpine Communications and Marketing Plan (2021). The Social Media Interns are highly motivated, creative individuals with an interest in ski racing and a passion for connecting with current, past and future supporters of ski racing.

“BC Alpine sees tremendous value in working with our current club or regional athletes (U16 and FIS racers preferred) in order to tell the stories of life on the road to help our readers, fans, alumni, athletes, volunteers, sponsors and families better understand ski racing in BC. Our intention is to inspire our fans and members.”

Anders Hestdalen, BC Alpine CEO

Social Media Interns – Role Description

The BCA Interns (two positions available) will work within a small team to administer, manage and grow the BC Alpine social media channels, including content creation, publishing and marketing.

Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Take direction from BCA staff and/or digital marketing agency to deliver the goals outlined in the 2021 Social Media Strategic Plan.
  • Create and publish relevant, original content including copywriting and images. The expectation is a minimum of 2-3 posts per week.
  • Contribute ideas to assist in developing more vibrant social media channels.
  • Community management of all channels including responding to followers comments, direct messages, liking and replying to posts.
  • Leverage the appropriate tools to manage and publish content.
  • Maintain a unified brand voice across channels.
  • Attend and contribute at comms team meetings.

 Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Demonstrates proficiency and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
  • Practices superior time management.
  • Is a team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide others. 
  • Capable of content production (video/photo).
  • Passion for, and knowledge about, ski racing required.

Who we are:

The BC Alpine Ski Association is a division of Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) which serves as the governing body of alpine ski racing. Our VISION is to Inspire skiers for life and develop world-class athletes. Our MISSION is To lead and govern the sport of Alpine Ski Racing in BC, to provide leadership and structure for our clubs to deliver high quality, sustainable and affordable programming and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community.

Position details:

  • October 15, 2021 – April 15, 2022 (6 months)
  • Employment type: Contractor
  • Current BC Alpine registered ski racer (U16 or FIS level preferred)
  • Time commitment: 6-8 hours per week
  • $500 per month, per Intern

Application process:

Interested applicants should submit a short application by Oct. 10, 2021 to kathys@bcalpine.com, please submit the following details, as well as any other relevant details.

  1. Which club, team or program are you currently registered with?
  2. What grade and school do you attend?
  3. Who is your favourite ski racer, and why?
  4. Name 3-5 aspects of your favourite alpine ski social media channels, and why?

All applicants will be contacted directly and the finalists will be notified for a video interview.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: BC Alpine 2021 AGM – Sunday, October 24, 2021

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: BC Alpine 2021 AGM – Sunday, October 24, 2021

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the BC Alpine Ski Association will take place on Sunday, October 24th, 2021 @ 4–5pm.

Again this year we will be hosting our AGM and Member Summit virtually. Election of Officers will take place at the AGM on October 24th.

Please stay tuned, we are working hard to build an exciting and engaging Member Summit program to share with our members sometime in November – details will be published shortly! 

REGISTER HERE