Renew your CANSI Membership now Posted on Oct 3rd, 2017

It’s snowing in the West of the country! Start your 2017-2018 season today and renew your CANSI membership!

Click here to renew, and read on to review your benefits as a member.


Tribute to Charles Blair Posted on Oct 26th, 2017

pix_CharlesBlair-1.4.jpgIt is with a profound sense of loss that we announce the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Charles Blair. Charles died of a heart attack while visiting with his daughter in Atlanta, Georgia. He was preparing for a winter of teaching skiing in Japan. All of us at CANSI are shocked and saddened by this sudden turn of events.

To know Charles was to love Charles, for he had the special ability to connect instantly with 
anyone he met. His dry sense of humour made it impossible not to laugh at some point in every conversation shared with him. His outwardly bookish appearance disguised a determined and dedicated athlete, student and teacher. The achievement of the CANSI Telemark Level III certification did not come easily for Charles, but his tenacity and perseverance allowed him to achieve this prestigious honour in 2013. All of those who skied with Charles know how much the achievement meant to him.


Ontario XC Courses 2017-2018 Posted on Oct 26th, 2017


Thanks to Wendy Grater, Paul Graner, Jay Thibert, Jean Pierre Lavoie, Cameron Smith, Peter Rasberry, Clare Magee, David Wallin and Jan Vopalensky we are pleased to offer you this winter 21 cross-country course over 18 events and at 4 locations in both Southern and Eastern Ontario.

You can find and register for these courses on the CANSI Courses page or by viewing  2017-2018 CANSI Ontario XC Courses Schedule  table with the links to courses. 


Ontario 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Posted on Apr 23rd, 2017

Please join us for the Ontario Region Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the evening of Saturday June 3, 2017 at the Horseshoe Valley Resort, Keewatin Room. For direction see this map. This is your chance to meet the people who make CANSI Ontario work and help make it better. 


Justin Crabtree receives Ontario 2017 Youth Scholarship Posted on Apr 3rd, 2017

Justin Crabtree

The Ontario Region has been promoting a Youth Scholarship Program to encourage young skiers to become CANSI ski instructors since 2006. Parents, youth or anyone who would like to nominate a person who is between the ages of 15 to 21 years of age at the start of the course can go to our Youth Scholarship policy on CANSI’s website for more details.

This year we year we recognize Justin Crabtree, who currently is the youngest member of CANSI at the age. Here is what Justin had to say about his experience on his first CANSI course - XC Level I certification at Hardwood Ski and Bike, Barrie Ontario:

When I found out I could take my CANSI Level I course after signing up quite late (it’s a funny story- I’ll tell you another time), I really didn’t know what to expect. I had, or at least was hoping I had, all the necessary technique down pat, but I soon found out this was just one aspect of the course. I discovered that being able to ski doesn’t necessarily make you a good teacher, as the amazing course instructors showed us what a good lesson looked like.


Memories from the National Seminar
Posted on Dec 22nd, 2016

Western Telemark Workshop at Coldsmoke
Posted on Dec 12th, 2016

Coldsmoke Power Festival welcomes CANSI Telemark
Posted on Dec 12th, 2016

From Coast to Coast at the CANSI National Seminar
Posted on Dec 8th, 2016

Renew your CANSI Membership now
Posted on Nov 3rd, 2016