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WIN Canada Cup Series Invitation

February 4-7, 2016 - Apex Mountain Resort - Penticton, BC


Apex Freestyle Club, the Organizing Committee and the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association are pleased to invite eligible athletes to the WIN Canadian Cup Series February 4-7, 2016.  This is a CFSA Canada Cup Series competition.  This competition will be valued in the Canada Cup Rankings.


  1. The event is sanctioned by the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association and organized by Apex Freestyle Club in partnership with Apex Mountain Resort.
  2. Rules are based on a combination of FIS Rules and Regulations and Canada Cup Freestyle Competition Guidelines
  3. The Competition comprises one Single Mogul event and one Dual Mogul event.
  4. All athletes must have a minimum CFSA club coach present and a certified Air 4 Coach supervising inverts. The coach may be asked to present Aerial Passports to the Event Jury. 
  5. Qualification is required for all inverted manoeuvres. 
  6. The Competition will proceed as follows and in accordance with the Official Program.
  • THUR     February 4, 2016     Unofficial Training
  • FRI         February 5, 2016     Official Training 
  • SAT        February 6, 2016     Single Moguls                             
  • SUN       February 7, 2016     Dual Moguls 

Please refer to the attached detailed schedule.  The Organizing Committee reserves the right to change the schedule.


The Competition will take place as follows:

  • Competitions will be on February 6-7, 2016 at Apex Mountain Resort on Kristi’s Run
  • Unofficial Training will start on Thursday, February 4, 2016

1000 Stray Horse Rd, Hedley, BC V0X 1K0 | t 250.292.8222

Apex Mountain Resort
Click here for Map and Directions to Apex Mountain Resort


Event Manager - Brian Spence – 250.490.7927 - [email protected]
Event Secretary - Berva Kuroda – 250.490.1769 - [email protected]  
Event Registrar - Gayle Finlayson – 250.490.6289 - [email protected]
Chief of Competition - Brian Spence – 250.490.7927 - [email protected]
Chief of Moguls - Adam Todd – 250.506.0499 - [email protected]
Media - Ronda Barzilay – 250.878.4272 - [email protected]
TD  - Steve Sittler

Chief of Scoring - Gayle Finlayson – 250.490.6289 - [email protected]


The success of these events depends on volunteers. 
If you feel you can help us out volunteering, please go to the VOLUNTEER sign up sheet.
It has an active list and you can add your name to one of the following areas:  Registration (Thursday), Course prep/work (all days), Timing and many jobs that help to run a seamless competition.  Limited number of volunteer lift tickets will be available to those who sign up.  Thank you!


Entries must be received no later than Thursday, January 21, 2016, however registration is based on a first come basis.  Athletes are welcome to register for multiple events.  Entry Fees (per participant) is $160.00 for one discipline, or $200.00 for two disciplines.  Participants must REGISTER ONLINE and make payment at the time of registration by PayPal or cash or cheque at the event.  * Please be advised that it is highly recommended to bring cash as the ATM at the Resort is not reliable.

Follow this link to register for the event:  Apex Freestyle Club WIN Canada Cup Series Registration


Canada Cup events have a limit of 5 foreign entries – the OC may accept more if the event is not full 2 weeks prior to the first day of official training.  All foreign athletes must provide proof of approval from their National Sport Association (NSA) and proof of insurance coverage for any travel or hospitalisation costs incurred due to injury in extreme sports.  This must be gathered by the event OC and sent to and approved by CFSA /CSA.  Send to [email protected].


Canadian Athletes are required to have a minimum of a Can Free 3 FIS Canada license.


Lift tickets will be available for purchase each day of training and competition at the ticket booth with presentation of competitor bib.  Each competitor is responsible for the purchase of his or her own lift ticket for each day of the event.  Apex Mountain Resort offers reduced ticket prices to athletes.  To purchase tickets:

  • Athletes must purchase tickets at resort ticket booth
  • Athletes must show/wear their bib 
  • MC/Visa accepted 
  • Ticket office opens at 8 am daily 
  • Registered athletes will receive a 25% discount for lift pass or the respective reciprocal season pass discounts to their home mountain (you will need to show your home mountain season pass).

Complimentary lift tickets for coaching staff, judges, media, officials and volunteers are available at the Competition Office each day.


The competition office will be located in the Brown Bag lunchroom on the lower level of the Gunbarrel building.  ALL participants must check in and register on-site at the main desk to confirm participation in the event and to pick up competition bibs.


There will be a $20 bib deposit.  Cash only please.  If a bib is lost or forgotten there will be a $20.00 replacement fee.  If athletes forget a bib and can bring the bib the next day it will be a $20.00 deposit.  It is important that your bib number matches your event registration for judging and scoring, if you need to replace your bib please ensure the on-site registration staff updates your entry information.  Bibs must be worn properly for all on-site training and for the competitions.  Athletes not wearing appropriate bib may be disqualified.  Bibs must be returned to race office, in good condition, after the event to receive deposit back.  * Please note that the ATM is highly unreliable; please bring cash before arriving at the resort.


Once an athlete is confirmed on a start list, refunds will not be issued.  In the case of an injury the coach or parent must notify the registration desk, to inform that an athlete is injured and unable to ski before the team captains meeting the day before the competition day.  Athletes are entitled to partial refunds of up to 50% per event.  Requests for refunds for other extraordinary circumstances shall be considered only at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.  If an event is cancelled due to weather or exceptional circumstances no refunds will be provided. (The organizing committee has already incurred all costs for the event)  Please see the Can Freestyle Competition Guide for Rules and Procedures.


All athletes must have up-to-date aerial qualifications for jumps they are performing in all disciplines.  The CFSA Technical Delegate will verify a random selection of athlete’s qualifications during the Team Leaders meeting the day before each event with the coach of the athlete.  Verification of qualification will be accepted from any of the following sources:

  • Signed Aerial Passports held by coach/athlete
  • Completed and signed qualification forms
  • CFSA qualification databank


All athletes, officials and other members of the regions who attend and participate in the event shall do so at their own risk.  Every competitor is required to have his/her own medical and life insurance that is adequate and covers the manoeuvres being performed in training and competition, as well as a valid CFSA Membership. The Organizing Committee, Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, Apex Mountain Resort, Apex Freestyle Club, BC Freestyle and the Canadian Snowsports Association shall not be responsible for accidents, damaged or lost equipment and belongings and/or second or third party claims during the staging of the event.  All participants are urged to protect and safeguard their personal belongings at all times.


There are no age categories, this is an open event.


Best of two runs qualifier followed by a 1 run final of up to 12 females and 12 males, dependent on field size.


One run qualifier. With a final dual format for up to 32 men and 32 women from qualifications.


The event comprises two mogul events for both men and women.  Athletes will access course from the T- bar.  Athletes must ride lift to top.  Athletes who unload early risk disqualification from the event.  Spectators and media are encouraged to watch these young athletes.  Medal ceremonies will take place at the end of each competition.


Apex Mountain Resort offers a variety of quality accommodation with something to fit every budget! All accommodation is within snowballs throw off the village and runs.  There are two restaurants at the ski hill and a small market and liquor store.  The mountain also houses one of the best ski shops in BC.


PENTICTON LAKESIDE RESORT        Toll Free:  1-800-663-9400
Penticton Lakeside Resort is the only full service hotel in Penticton that offers luxurious amenities, clean, spacious rooms, and a spectacular view of Okanagan Lake.  The Lakeside is happy to extend the following rates: $85 (City view), $95 (Beach view) and $105 (Lakeview).  Rates are subject to applicable taxes.  Please note these rates are available from February 4th – 7th 2016.

APEX WHITETAIL CHALET          Toll Free: 1-888-699-APEX
(Can sleep up to 42 people in separate units)

Contact: [email protected]

CAHILL CHALET (2 bedroom suite and/or 4 bedroom Chalet; can be linked to sleep 14)
Contact:  250-462-4081 or [email protected]

TOURISM PENTICTON            Toll free: 1-800-663-5052
For hotels and motels in Penticton (30 minute drive from Apex) please visit our website.


Ambrosia Tours provides shuttle services between downtown Penticton and Kelowna International Airport four times per day. Contact:  250.492.1095 or Email:  [email protected]

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