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Membership categories

Competitive

Please note:

Categories apply to alpine, para-alpine and ski cross
Age is listed as of Dec. 31 this season
Members from Quebec are covered for Commercial General Liability under SQA's policy

Entry level (U10 and under)

Skier development stage (AIM 2 Win) - Competitors in the Gliding Start through Learn to Train stages.
Training – May train at any preapproved venue worldwide with a registered club program. ***With appropriate sport accident insurance compliance
Competition -
May travel to compete in sanctioned events locally. Canada district provinces (East & West) can compete regionally. 
Required Insurance - Commercial General Liability 
Recommended insurance - Provincial health care, family or personal insurance policies for excess medical and sport accident. Out of Canada training/competition requires purchase of ACA provided Sport Accident Insurance (SAIP)
Registration form 

Recreational cards (U12-U21)

Skier development stage (AIM 2 Win) - Competitors in the Skier Essentials and Learn to Train stages.
Training – May train at any preapproved venue worldwide with a registered club program.***With appropriate sport accident insurance compliance
Competition -
May travel to compete in events in any region within their province of registration. Does not allow for interprovincial competition. Ineligible for a FIS license, national team selection and national championship events.  
Required Insurance - Commercial General Liability 
Recommended insurance - Provincial health care, family or personal insurance policies for excess medical and sport accident. Out of Canada training/competition requires purchase of ACA provided Sport Accident Insurance (SAIP) 
Registration form  

National cards (U12-U21 and over)

Skier development stage (AIM 2 Win) - Competitors in Learn to Train stages and beyond.
Training – May train at any preapproved venue worldwide with a registered club program.***With appropriate sport accident insurance compliance
Competition - May compete outside of their province of registration. Eligible for a FIS license, national team selection* and national championships events. NOTE: Athletes must also hold a CAN FIS license for national team selection. Athletes are only required to hold 1 national card if they are a multi discipline athlete i.e. AL & SX

Required Insurance - Commercial General Liability  
Recommended insurance - Provincial health care, family or personal insurance policies for excess medical and sport accident.  Out of Canada training/competition requires purchase of ACA provided Sport Accident Insurance (SAIP)
Registration form  

FIS licenses (alpine and ski cross)

FIS licenses are issued separately for alpine and ski cross

Provincial FIS (U18 and over)

Skier development stage (AIM 2 Win) - Competitors in Learn to Race stages and beyond over the age of 16 years.
Competition - Eligible to race in FIS events within their home province only.***Mandatory to hold a national card to be able to register for a Provinical FIS license
Required Insurance - Commercial General Liability, provincial health care.
Recommended Insurance - Family or personal insurance policies for excess medical and sport accident. 
Registration form  
Athlete declaration form
Medical evaluation form  

Canadian FIS (U18 and over)

Skier development stage (AIM 2 Win) - Competitors in Learn to Race stages and beyond over the age of 16 years.
Competition - Eligible to race in FIS events within Canada.***Mandatory to hold a national card to be able to register for Canadian FIS license 
Required Insurance - Commercial General Liability, SAIP Class 3 and FIS Disability. 
Recommended Insurance - Provincial health care, family or personal insurance policies for excess medical and sport accident. 
Registration form
Athlete declaration form
Medical evaluation form  

FIS International (U18 and over)

Skier development stage (AIM 2 Win) - Competitors in Learn to Race stages and beyond over the age of 16 years.
Competition - Eligible to race in FIS events internationally. ***Point restrictions applicable for Southern hemisphere racing.***Mandatory to hold a national card to be able to register for a Canadian FIS license.  
Required Insurance - Commercial General Liability, SAIP Class 2 and FIS Disability. NOTE: SAIP Class 1insurance may need to be purchased if an athlete will be outside of Canada for more than 30 days. Contact your PSO for more information.
Recommended Insurance - Provincial health care, family or personal insurance policies for excess medical and sport accident. 
Registration form  
Athlete declaration form
Medical evaluation form 

Para-Alpine

IPC Canada license (U18 & Over)

Competition - Eligible to race in IPC sanctioned events within Canada.***Mandatory to hold a national card to be able to register for a Canadian IPC license 
Required InsuranceCommercial General LiabilitySAIP Class 3
Recommended insurance - Provincial health care, family or personal insurance policies for excess medical and sport accident. 
Registration form

Athlete declaration form

Medical evaluation form  

IPC International license (U18 & Over)

Competition - Eligible to race in international IPC sanctioned events.***Mandatory to hold a national card to be able to register for a Canadian IPC license 
Required InsuranceCommercial General LiabilitySAIP Class 2  
Recommended Insurance - Provincial health care, family or personal insurance policies for excess medical and sport accident. 
Registration form

Athlete declaration form

Medical evaluation form

Masters

Masters' Weekend Pass (U21 and over)

For members over the age of 18 competing in Masters' events. Weekend cards can be purchased in any region however not out of province. Masters athletes wishing to race in another province MUST hold a masters national card.

Training – May train at any preapproved venue worldwide with a registered club program.
Competition - Valid for competition within home province only. 
Required Insurance - Commercial General Liability  
Recommended Insurance - Provincial Health Care, family or personal insurance policies for excess medical and sport accident. 
Registration form  

Masters' National Card (U21 and over)

For members over the age of 18 competing in Masters' events. National cards are purchased through your province of registration.

Training – May train at any preapproved venue worldwide with a registered club program.
Competition - May compete in sanctioned masters events nationally. Eligible to purchase a FIS license.
Required Insurance - Commercial General Liability  
Recommended Insurance - Provincial Health Care, family or personal insurance policies for excess medical and sport accident. 
Registration form  

Masters' FIS License

For members over the age of 30 years. Must hold a National card.

Competition - Eligible to race in FIS masters events internationally.***Mandatory to hold a national card to be able to register for a Canadian FIS Masters License.
Required Insurance - Commercial General Liability
Recommended Insurance - Provincial health care, family or personal insurance policies for excess medical and sport accident 
Registration form 

Athletes Declaration 

Medical evaluation form

Non-competitive

Please note:

- Members from Quebec are covered for Commercial General Liability under SQA
- Categories apply to alpine, para-alpine and ski cross

Officials

For registered members acting in an official race organizing committee (ROC) role as outlined in the FIS/IPC/Alpine Canada handbook. Must have taken an Alpine Canada officials course.

Level of competition - Not eligible to compete.
Insurance requirement - Commercial General Liability
Recommended insurance - Provincial health care, personal policies.
Registration form  

Coaches

Not eligible to compete. For registered coaches the CSCF in an active or non-active role.  Must be current and in good standing with the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (CSCF) and Alpine Canada. Can coach competitors in the appropriate AIM2WIN category for their level of certification. May enter SX terrain if certified via CSCF.

Level of competition - Not eligible to compete. Coach competitors in the appropriate AIM2WIN category for their level of certification. May enter ski cross terrain if certified via CSCF.
Insurance requirement – Commercial General Liability
Recommended insurance - Provincial health care, personal policies. SAIP coverage (tier 2 or 3 option) can be purchased through Alpine Canada but is not required. 
Registration form  

General Members and Volunteers

For members who are not racing or training. For members who volunteer more than once during a season in official and  non-official capacities. (i.e.: Gate judge, registration at a club event, member of club or provincial alpine association board of directors). These members have insurance coverage when involved in club activities both on and off snow.

Level of competition - Not eligible to compete.
Insurance requirement -  Commercial General Liability coverage and Directors’ and Officers’ Liability coverage for Clubs and Divisions (for club, provincial alpine association staff and board of directors) 
Recommended insurance - Provincial health care, personal policies.
Registration form  

One Event Volunteers

For members who volunteer time at one single event (this includes one-day events or one event taking place over multiple days – i.e.: one full race series, fundraising event). Must sign the One Event Membership waiver. Once the member has volunteered for more than one day or at more than one event they must be registered as a general member or volunteer in the future. 

Insurance requirement - Free of charge for first event upon registration: Commercial General Liability coverage
Recommended insurance - Provincial health care, personal policies.