Working in cooperation with the 4 largest alpine ski clubs in the Okanagan (Apex, Big White, Vernon and Sun Peaks) the Okanagan Ski Team (OST) allows FIS age racers to train and compete together as a group. The OST Team participates at a higher level of competition and training by applying for a FIS (International Ski Federation) competitor card. FIS cards allow racers to accrue FIS points after each FIS race finish.
All Area Passes are offered to these athletes to ski, race or train at any hill at no extra charge with just one season pass. Along with generous subsidies from BC Alpine, the Okanagan Alpine Zone Association and the 4 home clubs it provides more affordable yearly fees.
The FIS racing circuit allows our athletes to compete with athletes from around the province as well as from other provinces at each event. Making the decision to join the OST FIS team involves a commitment to additional off-season dryland and on-snow training and the opportunity to train more day’s on-snow than in the past.
Racing on our OST team is an awesome experience of athletic excellence that can lead to university scholarships and is the pathway to the BC Development Team and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team.
For more info on the FIS Alpine program, visit their website at http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/