Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors

President's Message

Denys Lawrence

And we are off!

The ski season kicks off today in the West with nordic openings in a number of areas. Early-season conditions are great in many of those areas and CANSI courses are being held on opening weekend at a few of them. Yippee!!

If courses are running, it means the website is working. Please continue to be patient if you are experiencing difficulties with the site. Our incredible staff and volunteers are putting in a lot of time to get things running smoothly. Please feel free to contact Marie at [email protected] if you have issues. She is patient and hardworking; we are lucky to have her.

If you are a national-level course conductor, please check out the National Briefing on November 24. This video briefing will bring our national CCs up to date with CANSI’s latest changes in technique and pedagogy. You must register in advance at cansi.ca. Look for the course tiles in Conductors’ Corner.

I am looking forward to teaching in the XC Supercamps at Sovereign Lake and SilverStar this weekend and going forward. Maybe I will see you out there too . . .

Denys

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ASK THE TC – Technical questions? Ideas or points of view? [email protected] 

NEW ARTICLES:
Instructor’s Manual: Changes to Terminology
Make the Most of Video
Teaching in Cold Weather
Shut up and Ski

NATIONAL & REGIONAL NEWS

NEW COURSES – Registration is now open for courses in most regions.

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COURSES For New Instructors

Want to become a CANSI instructor?

CANSI is the national association for the training and certification of cross country and telemark ski instructors in Canada.

Anyone 15 years of age or older can attend a Level I course in either cross country or telemark discipline. Level I courses are offered across Canada.

Upon successful completion of a Level I course you become a member of CANSI and this gives you access to higher level certification course, refresher briefings, skill development programs and all technical information designed to help you grow and develop your skiing and teaching skills.

See what becomes available to you once you become a CANSI member.  Scroll down to the MEMBERS’ AREAS.

Note: Each region will post their courses at different times.
More courses may be announced as the season unfolds.
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SKIING AND TEACHING DEVELOPMENT

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Levels II - III - IV

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Certification Courses
Levels II - III

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INSTRUCTORS' CORNER - TECHNICAL ARTICLES/VIDEOS

Teaching Tips

Teaching in Cold Weather

Should you teach a ski lesson when the forecast is for extremely cold weather? These tips will help you make that tough decision.

Teaching Tips

Shut up and Ski

As ski instructors, we sometimes forget the first part of our role (skiing) and focus on the second (teaching). Maybe it’s time to “shut up and ski.”

Teaching Tips

Get the Most out of Skier Videos

Video is a great learning tool that allows skiers to receive visual feedback and instructors to offer comments and critique. Make the most of your on-ski video sessions.

See the  the growing library of CANSI articles and videos.

UPCOMING EVENTS

National and Regional AGM, Meetings, Socials, Member Gathers
Events will be posted as they become available

MEMBER NATIONAL & REGIONAL NEWS

Keep informed of what is happening within CANSI and your region. Go to the News section of Instructors’ Corner

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