Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors

President's Message

Denys Lawrence


It continues to snow here at Silver Star, which is perfect, as I will take part in the CANSI telemark Level III course beginning here on March 12. I have been working toward this all year, with all of my mentors helping me get ready. Thank you to all of you.

I would like to remind all members of the virtual AGM scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 4pm PDT. If you wish to attend, please go to and register. This will be a Zoom meeting with video and audio, so please ensure you download the necessary app in order to be ready for the meeting. I’ll look forward to seeing you all there.

Enjoy the spring, whatever it may bring, in your part of Canada.

La neige continue de tomber sur Silver Star, ce qui est parfait pour moi, car je participe au stage CANSI de télémark niveau III à compter de ce 12 mars. Je me suis préparé toute l’année en vue de ce stage, avec l’aide de tous mes mentors, que je remercie sincèrement.
Rappel important à vous tous, membres de CANSI : notre assemblée générale annuelle (virtuelle) se tient le mercredi 18 mars 2020 à 19 h HAE (pour le Québec – à 16 h HAP dans l’Ouest). Pour y prendre part, consultez notre site à et inscrivez-vous. L’AGA se tiendra via la plateforme de rencontre audiovisuelle Zoom. Veuillez donc vous assurer à l’avance que vous disposez de l’application nécessaire sur l’un ou l’autre de vos appareils électroniques.
J’ai hâte de vous rencontrer lors de ce rendez-vous virtuel. D’ici là, profitez bien du printemps, quoi qu’il vous apporte !


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] 


  • Increase your comfort level and confidence going downhill on skinny skis with tips from XC Level IV instructor Rob Henderson.
  • If you think cross country skiing is good for your heart, your health and your quality of life, you’re on the right track!
  • Spring is the best time of year to start riding the bumps with style and finesse on your tele skis.
  • The recovery phase in skate skiing is more than just a rest. Learn how to maximize your recovery in each of the skating manoeuvres. 
  • Do you need to adjust your teaching style for students with a hearing impairment?
  • Remember to check out our pro deals for members! Pour plus d’information sur les offres Pro en français, veuillez contacter [email protected].


CANSI welcomes our newest XC and tele instructors! 

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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Certification Courses
Levels II - III - IV

Certification Courses
Levels II - III

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Events will be posted as they become available


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