|Jurisdiction||Alpine Skiing in Canada|
Alpine Canada (French: Canada Alpin) is the governing body for alpine ski racing in Canada. Alpine Canada represents coaches, officials, supporters and athletes, including the racers of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, Canada's Ski Cross Team and the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team. Alpine Canada is also involved in promoting participation within Canada’s four million recreational skiers.
Its mission is to produce the best skiers in the world for Canada by providing support, funding and instruction at every level of competition, ranging from the very introduction, to the World Cup level. Thus, its involvement is broad by nature, encompassing national, provincial and regional teams, while promoting at the same time ski racing to the general population, the majority of its focus is result based, which means that a lot of effort is put on developing material and structures with the goal of developing the potential of elite level skiers for Canada.
Alpine Canada Alpin was registered with Canadian Revenue Agency as a Canadian amateur athletic association (RCAAA); therefore, they can issue official donation receipts and are eligible to receive gifts from registered charities since 1992-04-01.
Canadian Alpine Ski Team
The National team comprises athletes who are, or who will, participate in events on the World Cup circuit. Both men and women have a national team and a different coaching staff. Athletes who are not yet ready or old enough to take part at the highest level of competition are thus placed on the development team, while members who have earned a permanent spot are on the senior team.
It is to be noted that while an athlete can be on the senior team, it doesn't mean that he will take part in all of the disciplines. In the 2006-07 season, the Canadian Alpine Ski Team and Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team combined to collect two World Cup Globes, four World Cup overall titles, 44 World Cup podiums results and one World Championships medal.
Para-Alpine Ski Team
The Para-Alpine ski team comprises both female and male athletes who are suffering from various physical disabilities. These athletes take part in special competitions were they compete in the same disciplines as the members of the mainstream National Team (Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, and Downhill).
Provincial Sport Organisations (PSO's):
- BC Alpine Ski Association
- Alberta Alpine Ski Association
- Alpine Saskatchewan
- Alpine Manitoba
- Alpine Ontario Alpin
- Ski Québec Alpin
- Alpine Ski New Brunswick
- Alpine Ski Nova Scotia
- P.E.I. Alpine Ski Association
- Alpine Ski Newfoundland and Labrador
- Yukon Ski Division
- Canadian Snowboard Federation, Canadian snowboard sports federation
- Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, Canadian freestyle skiing sports federation
- Nordic Combined Ski Canada, Canadian Nordic combined skiing sports federation
- Ski Jumping Canada, Canadian ski jumping sports federation
- Cross Country Canada, Canadian cross country skiing sports federation
- Biathlon Canada, Canadian biathlon ski-shooting sports federation
- Official website - Alpine Canada
- FIS.com - International Ski Federation
- Alpine Ski Canada events & results
- http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/qlfd-dns/qd-lstngs/RCAAA-ACESA-lst-eng.html#reg Canadian Revenue Agency