Who is Alpine Ontario and what do they do to Govern and promote the sport of skiing:
Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) is a Not-for-Profit Provincial Sport organization promoting the development of recreational and competitive ski racing in Ontario. They have over 30,000 members, including athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers, officials, and partner. Alpine Ontario offers programs for skiers at all ages and abilities; programs include Alpine Skiing, ParaSkiing, and Skier Cross.
Alpine Ontario, together with its provincial partners, is affiliated directly with Alpine Canada, Canada’s national body for ski racing. They are the parent organization to 4 regional divisions in Ontario: National Capital Division (NCD), Lake Superior Division (LSDA), Northern Ontario Division (NOD) and Southern Ontario Division (SOD). Each division governs their regional clubs; there are 44 registered clubs from the four divisions of Alpine Ontario Alpin.
Alpine Ontario headquarters are based in Collingwood. They have full time office staff dedicated to operations, administration and athletic and technical development, as well as a staff of six highly qualified coaches on staff working with the Ontario Ski Team. The organization as a whole is governed by an elected independent Board of Directors.
Alpine Ontario is primarily dedicated to organizing, directing, funding and supporting ski racing in the province through fundraising, education and athlete development programs, race organization, and acting as the provincial body for compliance and regulations in ski racing.
In particular, membership with Alpine Ontario brings these benefits: