Membership, SAIP, and FIS Info

BC Snowboard is here to serve our members, if you have any questions, please contact us at e: info@bcsnowboard.com  or phone: 250.491.7626 (cell:  250.442.6928).

Membership

A current BC Snowboard Association membership is required to participate in any BC Snowboard sanctioned club, activity or event. By being a BC Snowboard member, you automatically receive a general membership with Canada~Snowboard.

BC Snowboard memberships are recognized by all Provincial Associations, which means you can participate in any Canada~Snowboard sanctioned activity across the country with your BC Snowboard membership.

BC Snowboard memberships are purchased online through Canada~Snowboard under Membership Services. If you cannot access the online application, contact BC Snowboard (p: 250.491.7626; e: info@bcsnowboard.com) to make arrangements for a paper application/waiver form to be forwarded to you.

When you purchase a current membership, you will receive a confirming email from Canada~Snowboard and be added to the email distribution list of BC Snowboard to receive updates and news releases about all of our programs and events.

A BC Snowboard membership entitles the member to purchase athlete insurance under the Sport Accident Insurance Program (SAIP). For more details about SAIP, please review information at Canada~Snowboard: Member Services: SAIP.

BASIC competitor: $30

A BC Snowboard Basic Membership is required for any athlete, coach, official or volunteer training or working with any sanctioned club or participating in any sanctioned activity or event up to the level of Provincial Series events. This would include training with a trained/certified coach, CS Rider events, all sanctioned club activities and local sanctioned events.

  • SAIP insurance is available with Basic Membership
  • FIS license is not available with Basic Membership

Recreational/Training Athlete: $30

A BC Snowboard Basic Membership is required for any athlete, coach, official or volunteer training or working with any sanctioned club or participating in any sanctioned activity or event up to the level of Provincial Series events. This would include training with a trained/certified coach, CS Rider events, all sanctioned club activities and local sanctioned events.

  • SAIP insurance is available with Recreational/Training membership
  • FIS license is not available with Recreational/Training membership

Advanced competitor: $80

A BC Snowboard Advanced Membership is required for any athlete participating/competing at Provincial Series events or higher level sanctioned events (NorAm). This includes FIS and TTR sanctioned events.

  • For FIS events you will need to purchase a FIS license in order to participate and obtain FIS points.
  • SAIP insurance is available with Advanced membership
  • FIS license is available with Advanced membership (must also purchase SAIP)

Associated Membership: $20

Associate membership is for parents, friends, family members who are volunteering without being a trained Official through Canada Snowboard at any sanctioned clubs, activities or events.

Special Event Membership: $20

Special Event Membership is for a specific event or activity, and is valid only for that event or activitiy.  Waiver forms are completed and fees collected onsite at the event.

Coach license: $55

BC Snowboard Basic (or Advanced) Membership is required in order to renew your Canada~Snowboard Coach Program (CSCP) License.All coaches working with a sanctioned club in BC need to have a coach license through Canada Snowboard and the Canada Snowboard Coaches Program (CSCP).

For details about the Canada~Snowboard Coach Program, including certification and scheduled workshops, go to Canada~Snowboard: Coaching.

Officials / Judges: $30

BC Snowboard Basic (or Advanced) Membership is required in order to renew your Canada~Snowboard Officials License and to register for a Canada~Snowboard Officials course. 

For details about the Canada~Snowboard Officials Program, including certification and scheduled courses or to schedule a course, go to Canada~Snowboard: Officials.

FIS LICENSE:  $35

  • A FIS license is requirement to participate in any FIS event and to collect FIS points.  
  • Advanced Membership and SAIP is required in order to purchase a FIS license.

SAIP INSURANCE

Sport Athlete Insurance (SAIP) is an accident insurance policy that is specifically designed to make extended medical coverage available and affordable for you to participate in snowboard training and competition.  It covers costs associated with incurring an accident while participating in a sanctioned training or competition activity.  There are many costs included that aren’t traditionally covered by your standard Provincial/Territorial health care coverage.  Full details can be found here Click Here. 

SAIP is purchased online through your profile after purchasing a Basic, Recreational/Training, Advanced or Coaching License. 

In order to be covered by SAIP, you must be participating in a Canada Snowboard sanctioned training or competition activity, wearing a certified helmet, and under the supervision of a licensed coach.  You must also have current Provincial Health Care Coverage.

Level 2A: $68 Available to all members, minimum requirement for FIS. No out of country coverage is included in Level 2A. Coverage only valid when training or competing under the supervision of a Canada Snowboard Coach and in a Sanctioned Activity.
Level 2B: $251 Available to all members, similar coverage to 2A and includes up to 25 consecutive days out of country. Requests for out-of-country trips for more than 25 days will be reviewed on a trip-by-trip basis. Coverage only valid when training or competing under the supervision of a Canada Snowboard Coach and in a Sanctioned Activity.
Level 1: $804 Available to National Team Members or by Special Request. Additional coverage includes up to 60 consecutive days out of country. Coverage only valid when training or competing under the supervision of a Canada Snowboard Coach and in a Sanctioned Activity.

Refund Policy for Memberships, Licenses, and saip

Canada~Snowboard and BC Snowboard memberships, licenses, and SAIP payments are non-refundable.

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