With the addition of Ski Cross to the Olympic menu beginning to hit home for Canadians – the event(s) are now officially three years away – the CSA, with its’ partners Alpine Canada Alpine and Canadian Freestyle Ski Association announced the creation of a high performance SX Program capable of achieving podium results at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
As part of the athlete identification process the CSA will be holding an invitational SX Camp from April 2 to 6th at Cypress Mountain in order to assess athletes for potential selection to a Canadian High Performance Ski Cross Program.
In order to be considered for invitation at this camp the prospective athlete will be required to meet the following criteria:
Be a current or former member of a National High Performance Ski Program or be a current member of a Provincial High Performance Alpine or Freestyle program or have creditable recent SX experience at FIS, X-Games or similar level.
In addition, prospective athletes must be a member of the CSA via membership in a CSA Discipline, such as Alpine Canada Alpin or Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, and will be required if selected to obtain a FIS Freestyle License as well as suitable excess Accident & Disability Insurance.