Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors

President's Message

Denys Lawrence

Bonjour CANSI,

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]).

It’s January, and I hope you are all finding snow to play in. Here in Western Canada, some of our areas are getting record amounts. Let’s keep doing the snow dance and get snow happening across the country.

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].

CANSI has created a new U35 Mentorship program designed to create a forum for our younger instructors. You can also email Shane with any questions about it.

We continue to work on overcoming issues with our new website. I appreciate everyone’s patience as we work behind the scenes. Thank you to Marie, at the national office, for her continued good humour and effort in resolving things for you. We are working on a revamp of the site this coming summer.

Finally, I am working on my telemark skiing these days, aiming to pass the telemark Level III certification in March. What are your goals this winter? Whatever they are, get out there and ski, teach and have fun in the snow. It’s what we do!

Ski free!

Denys

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

NEW ARTICLES:

  • Try this 3-2-1- progression for one-step double pole.
  • Help novice skiers overcome three basic fears: failing, falling and forgetting.
  • Review last fall’s changes to xc and telemark skiing. 

NATIONAL & REGIONAL NEWS

CANSI National U35 Instructor Mentorship Program

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

XC
Certification Courses
Levels II - III - IV

Telemark
Certification Courses
Levels II - III

Refreshers, Clinics,
Workshops and more

INSTRUCTORS' CORNER - TECHNICAL ARTICLES/VIDEOS

Teaching Tips

Three Fears Facing Novice Skiers

Provide a better learning environment for novice skiers of all ages by considering three common fears they may face.

Teaching Tips

One-Step Double Poling 3-2-1 Progression

Try this 3-2-1 progression to teach the basics of one-step double pole.

Teaching Tips

Teaching Downhill Techniques to Scared Stiff Skiers

Giving fearful skiers confidence on the downhills and the tools to self-assess are the best gifts we can give them as instructors.

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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