Welcome to the Canadian Ski Council Industry section of our web site.
"The ultimate source for Skiing & Snowboarding in Canada."
Skiing and snowboarding in Canada are unique in their structure:
Few sports have such a diverse number of organizational bodies to foster and maintain the development of the sport and related industry. Distinctly autonomous groups have been formed to administer the various aspects of alpine and cross country skiing, instruction, coaching, ski area operation, disabled skiing, racing, safety, and the equipment wholesale and retail industries.
While each group answers specific needs, the entire ski / snowboard industry long ago recognized their common need for the on-going promotion of the sport. It was felt that it would be most effective if one central body was responsible for the implementation of generic promotions on the ski / snowboard industry's behalf, rather than have many different groups duplicating efforts.
WITH A SPIRIT OF COOPERATION AND A SHARED INTEREST IN DEVELOPING A CONTINUOUSLY GROWING BASE OF SKIERS, THE CANADIAN SKI COUNCIL WAS FORMED DULY CONSTITUTED IN 1977.
The goal of the Canadian Ski Council is to increase participation in recreational snowboarding, alpine and cross-country skiing in Canada. To that end, the Council has identified four main areas of emphasis for its activities:
Marketing and Promotion
-To develop and implement generic promotions to promote skiing / snowboarding To provide programs to promote skiing / snowboarding in Canada
-To ensure an effective communication and delivery system for Council programs and activities
Communication and Cooperation
-To facilitate communication and cooperation among members
-To respond to member needs for educational programs/activities
-To enhance commitment for member associations to the Council's goals and objectives
Research and Development
-To coordinate and disseminate research among member associations
-To conduct national ski / snowboard industry research
-To provide ski / snowboard industry information to the media, ski and non-ski related businesses and the general public
-To undertake lobbying activities beneficial to skiing / snowboarding in Canada as identified by members
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