Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors

President's Message

Denys Lawrence


À tous nos membres et lecteurs francophones, nous présentons nos excuses pour l’absence temporaire de version française de certains textes. Si vous avez besoin d’aide à la traduction, veuillez contacter le secrétariat national ([email protected]).

Un message en français suivra.

I am pleased to invite all current CANSI members to attend the 2018-2019 AGM, to be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, by video conference call. See details below.

AGM participants will hear about all facets of CANSI’s past season from national board officers and directors, as well as from technical and strategic committee chairs. This is your opportunity to help shape your association by electing members of the national board, bringing in your ideas and getting involved.
I am looking forward to seeing many of you at the meeting. Stay tuned for more details.

Video Conference Details

CANSI National is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CANSI Annual General Meeting

Time: March 18, 2020, 07:00 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 974 835 2914

One tap mobile: +16475580588, 9748352914# Canada

Dial by your location: +1 647 558 0588 Canada

Meeting ID: 974 835 2914

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Il me fait plaisir d’inviter tous les membres actuels de CANSI à assister à l’AGA 2018-2019, qui se tiendra par visioconférence le mercredi 18 mars 2020. Infos pratiques ci-dessous.

L’AGA permet aux administrateurs et dirigeants du CA national ainsi qu’aux présidents des comités technique et stratégique d’informer les participants sur tous les aspects de la dernière année d’exercice de CANSI. C’est également l’occasion pour vous de contribuer à l’évolution de votre association en élisant les membres du conseil d’administration national, en émettant vos idées et en apportant votre collaboration.

J’espère vous voir nombreux et nombreuses à cette assemblée. Vous recevrez tous les détails bientôt.

Infos pratiques sur la visioconférence

Le CA national de CANSI vous invite à une réunion planifiée sur Zoom.

Objet : Assemblée générale annuelle de CANSI

Date et heure : Le mercredi 18 mars 2020 à 19 h HNE (É.-U. et Canada)

Pour se joindre à la réunion Zoom

ID de réunion : 974 835 2914

Numéro « One Tap Mobile » : +16475580588, 9748352914# Canada

Numéro de téléphone à composer : +1 647 558 0588 Canada

ID de réunion : 974 835 2914

Pour trouver votre numéro de téléphone régional :


FACEBOOK – Our CANSI Facebook page has come back to life, thanks to Shane Landreville. Bravo, Shane! If you have any pictures or articles you would like to see posted, please send them to Shane at [email protected].

NEW U35 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM –  designed to create a forum for younger instructors. Email Shane for more info.

SHOP – CANSI products, pro deals, used equipment

JOBS – for CANSI instructors

ASK THE PRESIDENT – Questions about the organization?  [email protected]

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


  • Trouble with your tele turns? Rob Henderson walks you through each step of the intermediate (Christie) turn.
  • It’s never too late in the season to build your core strength. Start with this 20-minute workout.
  • Tired of skidding around turns on your XC skis? Master step turns at higher speeds.
  • Check out the new pro deals for members! Pour plus d’information sur les offres Pro en français, veuillez contacter [email protected].


CANSI National U35 Instructor Mentorship Program

NEW COURSES – Registration is now open for courses in most regio

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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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Certification Courses
Levels II - III - IV

Certification Courses
Levels II - III

Refreshers, Clinics,
Workshops and more


Telemark Techniques

Mastering the Intermediate Telemark Turn

“Touch, rise, wedge, steer” plus a little practice will help you master the intricacies of the intermediate telemark turn.

Cross Country Techniques

Mastering Step Turns at Higher Speeds

A balanced stance and strong angulation along with controlled pivots and fast feet will help you step around corners at high speed.


Core Fitness for Better Endurance and Technique

Build good core fitness to increase your fun and success in cross country skiing.

See the  the growing library of CANSI articles and videos.


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


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