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.

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Denys Lawrence

Denys Lawrence

National President
Pacific Region

If winter came in like a bear, that bear soon turned into a polar bear across the country! And then the Pineapple Express came through and the polar bear became a wet bear in the woods. What crazy weather patterns we are seeing! I long for a regular winter – one where January is the coldest month, followed by a mixed February and a sunny, gradually warming March. Sigh. Those were the days, my friends. We thought they'd never end, as the song goes . . .

I trust you all had a good Christmas and a great start to the new year, and have been enjoying the weather in some way (ideally in a way that includes skiing). I have been teaching in the Kootenays, here in B.C., running a cross country Level I course at the Nelson Nordic Club. I am happy to welcome three new instructors to CANSI, and I look forward to welcoming two more in the coming months, once they complete their retests. I am always impressed at the energy created by those learning new skills in a sport they obviously love. That energy invigorates me and makes me proud of what CANSI certification can bring to folks.

Denys Lawrence, CANSI President

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