The CSC office has moved!
The CSC office has moved from its location in Craigleith to a new office in downtown Collingwood. Our new office address is:
21 Fourth Street East
Please be sure to update your address books and databases with our new office address.
Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass update
The Canadian Ski Council would like to thank all of the ski areas who participated in last season’s Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program. With the tremendous support of the 151 participating ski areas, the CSC was able to successfully introduce the Grade 4’s to the SnowPass program.
With winter being right around the corner, the CSC team has begun working on the SnowPass program for this upcoming winter season. We have currently received responses from 145 ski areas wishing to participate in the 2009/10 winter season. If your ski area has not sent in your pledge form yet please ensure to get it in as soon as you can so that you do not miss out on being mentioned in the application brochure that will be printed shortly.
The planning for the 13thseason of the SnowPass program is still in the works but currently the CSC has been approached by the ASSQ about the possibility of a Smart Card being available for Eastern Canada for the 2009/10 season. At this time this information is still being considered for implementation for the 2009/10 season. We will have more details in the next few weeks.
Want to advertise the Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass program on your website? SnowPass buttons and banners will be available shortly on the skicanada.org website under “about the CSC”. If you have any questions about how your ski area can help get the word out about this great program please contact Laura Brand at the CSC office.
Coupon standardization forms were sent out in late July. If your ski area has not yet received it please contact the CSC for more information.
If you have any questions please contact Laura Brand by email at email@example.com by phone at (705) 445-9140.
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies lifts blackout dates on Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass coupons for 2009/10 season
RCR Resorts are excited to continue their efforts to fight childhood inactivity and obesity by once again participating in the Canadian Ski Council’s Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program. New this year, RCR will be providing all Grade 4/5 up to three (3) free ski lift tickets that will be valid at anytime during the 09/10 season. This is the first year that Resorts of the Canadian Rockies has lifted their black out dates on their SnowPass coupons. The Canadian Ski Council is very pleased about this and believes that this will help to encourage more 9 and 10 year old children to apply for a Grade 4 & 5 snowPass.
RCR www.skircr.comis one of the largest ski resort owners/operators in North America, owning five ski resorts across Canada, including Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska Ski Resort in Alberta; and Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham in Québec. RCR aims to provide our guests with the best vacation and recreational experience possible.
Discover Skiing and Snowboarding
The CSC is happy to announce that this ever present program in the ski and snowboard industry will continue its long history of assisting newcomers to learn and enjoy our wonderful winter sports!
So far this year we have received 115 ski areas who have pledged to continue to support this program through offering special packages dedicated to providing a great price on lessons, lift/trail passes and equipment rentals.
As this is a national program we would like to ask for ski areas assistance on keeping this program identifiable to the general public by either advertising your packages as Discover Skiing and Snowboarding or even having a link or logo button installed on your ski area’s consumer website. Another way to promote that you are a Discover ski/snowboard area is to make sure that you send back the Discover Ski and Snowboard questionnaire that will be sent out late September or early October as this information will be posted on the CSC’s website www.skicanada.orgto direct newcomers to your ski area.
Should you have any questions on how your ski area can become a Discover Skiing Snowboarding participating ski area, please contact Greg Weeks at firstname.lastname@example.org by phone at (705) 445-9140.
National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Week changes to National Ski and Snowboard Safety Day!
Join all of Canada in participating in our first ever National Ski and Snowboard Safety Day! Show your community your commitment to keeping them safe on the hills and trails by joining us in December, 2009 (date TBA). Sign up to host an event your ski area will not forget while keeping your patrons safe! Some example of events your ski area can host!
- Stay on marked trails
- Respect other skiers and snowboarders on the hill
- Chairlift safety
- Respect the Alpine Responsibility Code
Your ski area is more than welcome to use one of the items listed above but as always the CSC encourages your great ideas that you may have to promote safety.
To promote that your ski area is a participant we suggest the following to get the word out!
For more information on this great event please contact the Canadian Ski Council at (705) 445-9140
Canadian Ski Council Website
The Canadian Ski Council is currently in talks with E-crew, our current web developers, to redesign the look and feel of the council’s website, www.skicanada.org. The Council feels that the look is outdated and it will be beneficial to the industry as a whole to have a more modern and consumer friendly website. The new site will help make it easier for both the consumer and industry representatives to navigate their way to the information pertaining to them. To help with the cost of the new site, the CSC will continue to explore advertising opportunities from various companies and Canadian ski resorts. If you are interested in advertising your ski area, resort or business on www.skicanada.orgplease contact Greg Weeks at email@example.com 705-445-9140.
Our website will continue to be our main source for promoting all of our skier/rider development programs and research programs including: The Grade 4&5 SnowPass, Discover Skiing/Snowboarding, National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Week (and National Ski and Snowboard Safety Day), Winter Feels Good: National Learn to Ski and Snowboard for Free Day, Making Winter Winners, an updated beginner section, a detailed ski area listing and interactive mapping system, events, summer activities, SnowOnline, tips and link to suppliers’ web sites, links to all of our member organizations, and a complete industry section with valuable research information.
Winter Feels Good: National Learn to Ski and Snowboard for Free Day