Alpine Canada Alpin is the governing body for Ski Cross in Canada.
Ski Cross as a FIS discipline lies under Freestyle governance. Alpine Canada Alpin will work with the Canadian Snowsports Association (CSA) for FIS calendar, FIS cards & FIS profile management. The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association (CFSA) is very supportive of this new change and will assist in this transition period.
Domestically ski cross membership of any category is managed by Alpine Canada Alpin & the PSO’s. Control of membership & insurance requirements is the direct responsibility of ACA, the PSO’s and the clubs. As with Alpine athletes, the requirements and pathways will remain the same for Ski Cross at all levels.
Snowboard Ontario (SO) and Alpine Ontario Alpine (AOA) have partnered to continue to develop Ski Cross in Ontario. AOA athletes will run the same track as the Snowboard Cross athlete’s better utilizing existing terrain and race operations resources.
Ontario’s FIS Technical Delegate for Ski Cross, Paul Plotz, commented on the new partnership. “I am thrilled to be part of the marriage of SO and AOA for the development of Ski Cross and Snowboard Cross in this province. Canada has been very successful on the World Cup and in the last two Olympics with medals in both of these relatively new sports so it is exciting to be part of the development of the future stars of these two sports. We are confident that this year will mark the beginning of a partnership with a series of events that will facilitate athletic development of both skiers and snowboarders in a safe and competitive environment.”
Registered AOA athletes, U14+, can have their clubs enter them into these races and race fees will be paid on the day to the race organizing committee. Register for your appropriate age group program with AOA and you are eligible to be entered for these events. Training days will be mandatory for all AOA athletes.
To register for events with Snowboard Ontario click here. Snowboard Ontario membership is not required you will need to create a profile to register.