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Pacific 2016 Telemark Level II-III certification course Posted on Apr 18th, 2016

Here is a video from the latest Telemark level II-III certification course held at Silver Star, BC, March 28 - April 1, 2016 and led by Denis Vézina.

Ontario 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Posted on Apr 16th, 2016

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Please join us for the Ontario Region Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the evening of Saturday June 4, 2016 at the Horseshoe Valley Resort, Ellesmere Room - the same location as last year. For direction see this map. This is your chance to meet the people who make CANSI Ontario work and help make it better. 

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Alan Godbout receives Ontario Youth Scholarship Posted on Apr 16th, 2016

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This winter Ontario awarded another youth scholarship. It was to Alan Godbout who passed a very challenging 3-day Telemark Level I course at Devils Glen Ski Club mid-March. Here are Alan’s words of this experience.

Things I’ve Learned in the CANSI Level I Telemark Course

Recently, I passed my Telemark Level I Course. It was nothing like my Alpine Level I Course. In that course, everyone was my own age and we learned to teach young kids through games and imitation. In this course, the next youngest participant was double my age.

Stephanie, who was 29, probably could have passed the course without even taking it. The rest of us really had to work at it. Aside from me, the rest of the participants were in their 50’s and 60’s.

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2016 CANSI National Seminar and AGM in Charlevoix, QC February 17-21, 2016 Posted on Nov 23rd, 2015

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Registrations are now open on the Courses page for the Seminar, the CC Briefing and the AGM.

Read all details on seminar.cansi.ca. 

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Ontario 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Posted on May 7th, 2015

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Please join us for the Ontario Region Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday May 24, 2015 Horseshoe Valley Resort, Ellesmere Room. To find out how to get there see this map. This is your chance to meet the people who make CANSI Ontario work and help make it better. Ideas and energy are both welcome! 

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InterTele 2015 April 23-26, 2015 Posted on Mar 29th, 2015

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See this year’s agenda: InterTele 2015 Agenda.pdf


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Spring Loaded Tele Festival immediately follows National Seminar Posted on Jan 3rd, 2015

1932336_681209971937648_1834123734_n.jpgBC’s most high profile Telemark Festival, the 4th annual Spring Loaded Telemark Festival is at Silver Star Mountain Resort March 27th - 29th, 2015, immediately following the CANSI National Seminar. The Spring Loaded Festival included gear demos, recreational and competitive races, group skiing, clinics, and a Tele party. More information at www.bctelemark.com 

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InterTele 2015 Posted on Sep 19th, 2014

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Visit the Official InterTele 2015 site

InterSki Telemark Training Day Posted on Apr 8th, 2014

The western training day for InterSki took place at SilverStar BC, on April 4.

The eastern training day took place April 12 at Mont Blanc in the Laurentians.

CANSI National Seminar February 17-21, 2014 Posted on Jan 18th, 2014

Together, to the next level!


Early Bird Deadline (extended) - Sunday January 26th, 2014





Register early and you may win a complet set of Rossignol XC X-ium equipment!

The winner will be announced on January 27th. They will then be able to choose their skate, classic or backcountry skis, bindings, boots and poles. 





Building on previous years’ experience, we are offering you a value-packed program featuring:

·       A solid, innovative technical and pedagogical program that caters to the needs of instructors, all the way up to the highest levels.  We are also introducing new sessions, such as Synchro Skiing and Teaching Children;

·       All sessions facilitated in both English and French;

·       A group environment promoting interactions and communications;

·       Transportation made easy with our daily shuttles;

·       Access to a superb XC ski network;

·       Prizes from our sponsors;

·       All that at the lowest possible cost!

Check the Seminar’s draft program here  

Logistics:

·       Airport (or train or bus station) group shuttles will take you and your luggage to and from the official hotel on the main travel days and times. Select those you want when registering and email your travel info to office@cansi.ca.

·       Daily shuttles will take you and your gear from the hotel to the various session locations and back. Select when registering.

·       Sharing a hotel room: to help you find roommate(s) CANSI is providing registrants with access to a private page of our online Basecamp.

·       Onsite facilities: Telemark Seminar participants will have access to space in the ProRoom at Camp Fortune.  XC Seminar participants will enjoy the use of Relais Plein Air, a dedicated XC facility right on the trail network.

·       Lunches: Telemark participants will have access to resort cafeterias. XC participants will be offered wholesome, homemade hot lunches for a modest cost. Select when registering. Please contact office@cansi.ca for any diet requirement.

 

Register now for your worry-free Seminar and make sure you don’t miss the early bird deadline and enter the draw!

XC Seminar online at https://lms.firmwater.com/cansi/reg/18673

Telemark Seminar online at https://lms.firmwater.com/cansi/reg/18711

Uniform Order for Winter 2013-14 is ready to go! Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013

The CANSI uniform order is ready to go.  We have been struggling with availability of garments in red that would be suitable for the CANSI logo.

We only have a two week window to get the order processed so please don’t delay as stock is very limited.

It is time to get your Uniform Order in for this winter’s season.  We are again partnering with Arc’teryx to provide uniforms for CANSI instructors.  

This year will be the same as last and we are batching orders so we can get predictable delivery dates for the Uniforms.  Sizing is subject to availability so get your orders in early!  All the details can be found in the members area on the Uniforms page CANSI Uniforms

The uniform pieces will be delivered in early January from the Dec 15, 2013 order.

Go to the Uniforms Page to get the order form CANSI Uniforms

10th CANSI National Seminar - February 17-21, 2014 Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013

Message 3 - Finally!  Here is most of the information that you need to register! See the following document CANSI SEMINAIRE NATIONAL INFO Rev.docxfor the dates, costs, preliminary agenda and more!

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Ontario Youth Scholarship is available again this winter Posted on Nov 4th, 2013

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CANSI Ontario is pleased to offer again a scholarship to any youth between 16 and 21 years of age at the start of a CANSI Ontario course. For details how to obtain this scholarship, please read this Ontario Youth Scholarship policy page.

Here are some details from the two Youth Scholarship recipients from last winter.

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CANSI National Seminar - February 17-21, 2014 in the National Capital Region Posted on Sep 20th, 2013

Message 2 - The first three days of the seminar will be dedicated to cross-country skiing with the CANSI AGM on the Wednesday night and the last three days dedicated to telemark. There will be morning and afternoon sessions along with social events at night. Have a say in shaping the seminar by providing us with your thoughts on what type of sessions you would like to attend. You can send your feedback to office@cansi.ca. Note that just prior to the seminar, CANSI instructors are invited to participate in the Gatineau Loppet, Canada’s largest cross country ski event, which will be held in the Gatineau Park from February 15-16th and just after the seminar instructors are also invited in participating in a telefest which will be held nearby.


Message 1 - Mark your calendars! The 2014 CANSI National Seminar will be held in the National Capital Region from February 17-21 2014. The organizing committee is working very hard and will have more information for you in the coming weeks! Keep checking the website or our Facebook page for more information. See you soon!

Ontario Telemark Courses 2013-2014 are open for registration Posted on Sep 11th, 2013

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Telemark Instructor Professional Development Day

  • December 22, 2013 at Mount St Louis Moonstone, Barrie, ON ( new date )

Telemark Pre-Course - Instructor Level I and Level II - 1 Day

  • December 15, 2013 at Mount St Louis Moonstone, Barrie, ON
  • December 27, 2013 at Devils Glen, Collingwood, ON

Telemark Pre-Course - Instructor Level III - 1 Day

  • December 8, 2013 at Mount St Louis Moonstone. Barrie, ON

Telemark Instructor Level I - 3 Days

  • December 20-22, 2013 at Mount St Louis Moonstone, Barrie, ON
  • December 27-29, 2013 at Devils Glen, Collingwood, ON
  • January 2-4, 2014 at Devils Glen, Collingwood, ON
  • January 8-10, 2014 at Mansfield Ski Club, Mansfield, ON

Telemark Instructor Level I - 8 Evenings

  • January 8 - February 26, 2014 at North York Ski Centre, Toronto, ON

Telemark Instructor Level II - 5 Days over 2 Weekends

  • January 24-26, February 1-2, 2014 - Mansfield, Georgian Peaks, Alpine, Collingwood, ON

Ontario 2013 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Posted on May 15th, 2013

Please join us for the Ontario Region Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday May 25, 2013 at the Barrie Public Library on 60 Worsley Street in downtown Barrie. To find out how to get there see this map. This is your chance to meet the people who make CANSI Ontario work and help make it better.

At 12 noon we will have an informal get-to-know-your-board lunch. The AGM meeting will start officially at 12:30 p.m. We will also try to have a live web connection for people with decent Internet connection who cannot attend this meeting physically. Connection details will be sent to individuals who registered for this AGM and selected the “Virtual Meeting” option.

For more info and to register click here.

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National Seminar 2012-2013 - Jan 18-22, 2013 at Silver Star BC Posted on Mar 4th, 2013

CANSI National Seminar 2013- Silver Star B.C from CANSI on Vimeo.

Atlantic Region Courses are now open for registration Posted on Nov 21st, 2012

Most of the Atlantic courses are now online and ready for registration. Some dates still need to be confirmed so stay tuned and check often for new entries in the calendar.

Visit:

http://cansi.ca/en/courses/

for more info.

Ontario 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Posted on May 16th, 2012

Please join us for the Ontario Region Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday May 27, 2012 at the Swansea Town Hall on 95 Lavinia Avenue in west end of Toronto. This is your chance to meet the people who make CANSI Ontario work and help make it better.

At 12 noon we will have an informal get-to-know-your-board lunch. The AGM meeting will start officially at 12:30 p.m. For more info and to register click here.

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Technique or Technology? Posted on Apr 6th, 2012

We’ve all heard the saying that “you can’t buy a turn” or “it’s the skier not the skis”. How far has development of modern ski equipment brought us today? Read on to see…

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National Seminar 2012-2013 - Jan 18-22, 2013 at Silver Star BC Posted on Apr 5th, 2012

cansi-invite2.jpgThe latest information for the CANSI National Seminar January 18-22, 2013 at Silver Star, BC will be posted on this page.

The headquarters for the National Seminar at Silver Star will be the National Altitude Training Centre (NATC) in the village. All sessions will start from this location.

Registration & Check-In for the XC National Seminar opens at the NATC 8:00am Friday, January 18.

Registration & Check-In for the Telemark National Seminar opens at the NATC 8:00am Sunday, January 20.

The morning sessions will leave the NATC at 9:00 AM sharp and run until 11:30 AM
The afternoon sessions will leave the NATC at 1:00 PM sharp and run until 3:30 PM

See the complete agenda.

Silver Star has arranged for registered National Seminar participants to purchase trail and lift passes at 50% off the normal day rate. Please bring your CANSI membership card and present it at the ticket window in the village. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR TRAIL/LIFT PASS BEFORE THE SESSION STARTS.

To register for the National Seminar see XC National Seminar and Telemark National Seminar

For information on accommodations see the CANSI National Seminar 2013 page on the Silver Star website at http://winter.skisilverstar.com/cansi-national-seminar-2013

You can download the entire information package here - a printed copy will be waiting for you when you register.

CANSI Telemark video in HD on YouTube Posted on Jan 30th, 2012

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Finalist - Ultimate Ski Bum Contest Posted on Dec 5th, 2011

One of our own is a finalist in the Powder Highway’s Ultimate Ski Bum Contest.

Gregor is a Telemark Instructor from Atlantic. The Ultimate Ski Bum Contest runs in two parts. The first was a web voted group of ten finalists. The second is a resort judged final video entry. A frame grab from his video is below:

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More info about the contest can be found here:

http://www.powderhighway.com/contests.php

His final video entry is here:

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Uniform Update Posted on Dec 1st, 2011

Due to strong demand this year for uniforms Arc’teryx is going to batch the application of the appliqué logo. To make sure you have a uniform for this winter please have your order in by Dec 15th and please be careful to follow the directions on the uniform page when ordering.

The uniform pieces will be delivered by early January. If you are going to the national seminar it may make sense to have the uniforms delivered to the national seminar site. If you are ordering a uniform and you would like to do this please contact prodeal@cansi.ca.

Uniform Choices for 2011-12 are Ready Posted on Oct 28th, 2011

The 2011-12 Arc’teryx Uniforms are ready for order! Highlights from this year are:

A new appliqué logo that obviates the need for the embroidered logo and the resulting holes in the garment and the associated seam sealing. As well as being roughly 75% less than the previous logo cost!

New less stiff fabrics in the two shell jackets, now 510NP GORE-TEX® Soft Shell 3L. This is a 3 Layer Gore Pro Shell fabric with a a very light brushed lining that enhances the breathability of the garment and the overall feel.

A brighter red in all the garments that enhances on hill visibility.

Order early to ensure you get the sizing* you want.

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*The SabreSV runs fairly large, I am 5’9” and 175# and a medium is plenty large. Pants are true to size, as are the softshell garments.

CANSI at Interski 2011 in Austria Posted on Jan 19th, 2011

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CANSI sent a team of skiers with the Canadian team to this year’s Interski in Austria to represent the Nordic side of Canadian ski instruction.

Team member Yaz Kawasaki posted a video direct from Interski

You can view the video on youtube

Article on National Seminars Posted on Jan 6th, 2011

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articlethm.JPGKeith Nicol from Atlantic Region wrote an article about his trip to the CANSI National Seminars, which was published in the Moncton Times Transcript. See 2010 Times Trans Canmore skiing.pdf

Atlantic region courses are open for registration! Posted on Nov 15th, 2010

Most of the Atlantic courses are now online and ready for registration. Some dates still need to be confirmed so stay tuned and check often for new entries in the calendar.

Visit:

http://cansi.ca/en/courses/

for more info.

Quebec Region courses are online Posted on Nov 3rd, 2010

Most of the Quebec courses are now online and ready for registration. Some PDD and course dates still need to be confirmed so stay tuned and check often for new entries in the calendar.

We also have a new early registration rebate structure that can save you up to 75$ off the regular price of the course. Visit:

http://www.cansi-quebec.ca/wb/pages/calendrier/inscriptions-10-11.php

for more info.

Ontario Youth Scholarships (2010-2011) Posted on Oct 1st, 2010

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For the 2010-2011 ski season, CANSI Ontario is again happy to offer financial support to young instructors or those who target young people from 16 to 21 years of age residing in Ontario.

Three types of scholarships are available:

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Ontario 2010 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Posted on May 20th, 2010

Help make CANSI Ontario work better. Join us for the Ontario Region Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday May 30, 2010 at the Swansea Town Hall on 95 Lavinia Avenue in west end of Toronto.

At 12 noon we will have an informal get-to-know-your-board lunch. The AGM meeting will start officialy at 1:00 p.m.

More info and to register click here.

Telemark Ski Ontario Race Series 2010 Posted on Jan 5th, 2010

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Telemark Ski Ontario & Ski Telemark Ltd. are pleased to present the 2010 Race Series.

  • Sunday January 17 - Caledon Ski Club
  • Sunday February 14 - Alpine Ski Club
  • Sunday March 14 - Devil’s Glen Country Club
Classes for all ages - Fun for all - Early Bird Registration by Jan 17, 2010.

Plus Telemark Training Camps

  • Saturday Jan 16 - Caledon Ski Club
  • Saturday, March 13 - Devil’s Glen Country Club


    Download Race Poster: RACEPOSTER2010TSO.pdf
    Download Entry Form: STTSO10EBR.pdf or for more info and registration visit www.skitelemark.ca

  • Meeting points : Seminars and Professional Development Days Posted on Jan 2nd, 2010

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    The meeting points for the Telemark Seminar are :
    Day 1 (January 6, 2010) : Chalet des Voyageurs* at 8:30 AM.
    Day 2 (January 7, 2010) : Green lifts light board on the summit at 9:30 AM.

    The meeting point for the Telemark Professional Development Day is :
    Day 1 (January 8, 2010) : Chalet des Voyageurs* at 8:30 AM.

    The meeting point for the XC Professional Development Day is :
    Day 1 (January 8, 2010) : Accueil St-Bernard** at 9:00 AM.

    The meeting points for the XC Seminar are :
    Day 1 (January 9, 2010) : Accueil St-Bernard** at 8:30 AM.
    Day 2 (January 10, 2010) : Accueil St-Bernard** at 8:30 AM.

    * The Chalet des Voyageurs is located just right of the base of the Cabriolet lift on the South side of Tremblant. Members who registered before noon on January 4, 2010 will pick up their discounted lift tickets then.

    ** Ski de fond Mont-Tremblant Centre de services St-Bernard :
    http://www.skidefondmont-tremblant.com/en/services-st-bernard.php

    Annual General Meeting (AGM) January 8, 2010 Posted on Dec 27th, 2009

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    CANSI’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Friday January 8th at 19:00 at Ski de fond Mont-Tremblant. A casual get together with snacks began at 17:30.

    Details, agenda and reports are available in the AGM portion of the Members Area.

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    Check out what's new in the Members Area Posted on Dec 15th, 2009

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    Silverfoot.JPGThe Members Area has been updated with information on the latest official uniforms and great Pro-Deals. Check it out now!



    Atlantic XC and Telemark Courses 2009-2010 Posted on Nov 9th, 2009

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    We are pleased to announce that XC and Telemark courses being offered by CANSI Atlantic for the 2009-2010 season are now open for registration. See the Courses page for the list of upcoming courses

    Ontario Telemark Courses 2009-2010 Posted on Sep 30th, 2009

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    We are pleased to announce that Telemark courses being offered by CANSI Ontario for the 2009-2010 season are now open for registration.

    See the Courses page for the list of upcoming courses.

    You can request a custom program to fit your own dates if you have 4 or more people. Email us with your information and we will get back to you.

    Fitting Telemark Boots from XCitation online link Posted on Feb 8th, 2009

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    In the fitting Telemark boots article there is an incorrect link to a video with Paul Parker and Mitch from Telemark Tips. The most up to date version of this article with the video embedded in it is available at Telemark Boot Fitting.

    Volunteer Instructors Needed at Mont-Comi Téléfestival Posted on Dec 13th, 2008

    The 26th Edition of the Mont-Comi (Quebec) telemark festival is again looking for volunteer Instructors for its clinics. The telefestival will be held from February 13 - 15, 2008. For more information and to register, contact Pascal Soucy.

    Note that you must be able to speak French since over 80% of the participants are francophone.

    Mont-Comi’s web site: http://www.mont-comi.qc.ca/accueil.html

    Ontario Course Registration and Cancellation policies Posted on Dec 2nd, 2008

    Ontario course registration and cancellation policies are similar over the past several seasons. Here is a reminder what they are for this winter and beyond.

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    Atlantic Telemark Courses 2008-2009 Posted on Nov 28th, 2008

    The Telemark courses being offered by CANSI Atlantic for the 2008-2009 season are now open for registration.

    See the Courses page for the list of upcoming courses. Please email NSTelemark for more information.

    Pacific Courses 2008-2009 Posted on Nov 20th, 2008

    The 2008-2009 Course schedule for CANSI Pacific Region is now updated and online at www.cansi.ca.

    Contact us if you are interested in organizing a custom course for your ski school or other group - we can easily set these up with advance notice.

    Mountain Fiesta Course 2008-2009 Posted on Nov 5th, 2008

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    CANSI Mountain Fiesta! - AN EVENT NOT TO MISS!

    We’re calling it a Fiesta because it’s not just a refresher or a briefing or an AGM - it’s all those and more combined into one event. And the best part?… IT’S FREE!

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    Quebec Courses 2008-2009 Posted on Oct 25th, 2008

    The 2008-2009 Quebec XC and telemark course schedule along with the registration instructions are now available on the CANSI-Quebec site at (in French only):

    www.cansi-quebec.ca

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    Ontario Telemark Courses 2008-2009 Posted on Oct 13th, 2008

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    The Telemark courses being offered by CANSI Ontario for the 2008-2009 season are now open for registration.

    See the Courses page for the list of upcoming courses.

    You can request a custom program to fit your own dates if you have 4 or more people. Email us with your information and we will get back to you.

    CANSI Telemark Instructors presenting module at CSIA 2008 Members' Convention Posted on Oct 9th, 2008

    2008-03_en.jpgThe Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) holds annual conventions for their members at the start of the season. The conventions take place at Lake Louise in the west, and Mont Tremblant in the east, and allow alpine ski instructors to improve their skiing and teaching skills by signing up for modules covering a wide range of topics.

    At this year’s convention, CANSI Telemark instructors will be presenting Introduction to Telemark Skiing as one of the half day modules.

    For more information on the CSIA see their website snowpro.com

    Growing New Telemark Skiers - Spreading the Word Posted on Apr 3rd, 2008

    One of the big challenges facing the sport of telemark skiing is how to get young people involved. Norman Thibault, a Telemark Level III instructor from CANSI Quebec has found a way to do this. Norman and two others formed a non-profit organization called “Telemark Laurentides” as member of Telemark Quebec.

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    CANSI Ontario awards Youth Scholarships Posted on Mar 31st, 2008

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    In the 2007-2008 season, CANSI Ontario awarded Youth Scholarships and Youth Development Grants totaling over $2,000.

    These funds were awarded in the form of refunds of course fees for successful completion of CANSI courses, and funds to help cover expenses for delivery of programs benefiting people residing in Ontario in the age range 16 to 21.

    If you have an idea for a XC or telemark skiing related project that benefits young people residing in Ontario in the age range 16 to 21, prepare a proposal outlining your project, and send it to CANSI Ontario for consideration.

    For more information on the Youth Scholarships see the news article

    Ski Telemark Festival: March 8th Ontario Posted on Mar 3rd, 2008

    Welcome All Telemark Skiers to TELEFEST 2008!

    Saturday, March 8 @ Osler Bluff Ski Club, Collingwood, Ontario

    • Early Registration: Guests - $ 85.00/ OBSC Members $ 25.00
    • Day of Telefest: Guests - $ 95.00/ OBSC Members $ 35.00
    Inclusive of lift ticket, luncheon, clinics, event entry, awards/prizes and much more!


    For details go to www.skitelemark.ca

    Telemark Instructors Wanted - Ottawa Area Posted on Jan 3rd, 2008

    Freeheelers United (FHU) is the largest community of Telemark Skiers serving Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. We are seeking new instructors to add to our roster and would appreciate hearing from you

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    Agendas of National Seminars January 10-14, 2008 Posted on Dec 14th, 2007

    As announced in our earlier news item, this winter the National Technical seminars are being held in Ontario, in Collingwood area. Here are some more details.

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    Telemark Season Starts in Ontario Posted on Dec 11th, 2007

    On Saturday December 8, almost 60 telemark skiers converged on Mount St Louis Moonstone, near Barrie, for Ski Telemark’s annual Telemark Warm Up Day Event.

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    CANSI 2007 AGM Announcement Posted on Nov 18th, 2007

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    The 2007 Annual General Meeting for the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) will be held on Saturday January 12, 2008 at Highlands Nordic, Duntroon (Collingwood area) Ontario (www.highlandsnordic.on.ca). All members are invited to attend. For further information please contact president@cansi.ca.

    Quebec 2007-2008 Telemark courses (Updated) Posted on Nov 15th, 2007

    The Quebec coordination committee is proud to announce the 2007-2008 Telemark course schedule.

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    Québecois, take part in the National Seminar! Posted on Nov 7th, 2007

    The National Seminar will be held in the East this year. The Quebec coordination committee would like to have a strong presence from Quebec members this year.

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    Ontario Youth Scholarships Posted on Oct 31st, 2007

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    Youngest CANSI Ontario instructor

    CANSI Ontario is again happy to offer financial support to young instructors or those who target young people from 16 to 21 years of age residing in Ontario.

    Three types of scholarships are available:

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    Pro Deal on Karhu Telemark Skis Posted on Oct 24th, 2007

    F3 Distribution has a few pairs of Karhu skis from it’s demo fleet that it is making available to CANSI members.

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    National Seminar January 10-14, 2008 Posted on Sep 28th, 2007

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    The CANSI National Seminar is held annually, with the location alternating between Western and Eastern venues. Last year’s seminar was held in SilverStar, BC, and this year, the location shifts to Ontario at Highlands Nordic from January 10 through January 14, 2008.

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    CANSI Uniforms by Avalanche 2007-2008 Posted on Sep 25th, 2007

    CANSI Uniforms for the 2007-2008 season are being supplied by Avalanche, a Canadian manufacturer of high quality skiwear.

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    Ontario Telemark Courses Posted on Sep 25th, 2007

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    As summer approaches its end, CANSI Ontario has been busy planning for
    this year’s winter season. There is a full slate of refresher,
    preparation and certification courses being offered in the Thunder Bay,
    Ottawa, and Southern Ontario regions.

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    Ontario Telemark Reunion Posted on Mar 31st, 2007

    The Ski Telemark Reunion event held at Devil’s Glen Country Club on February 25 drew telemarkers from far and wide, old and many new, young faces, a count over 65! The day’s energy was released with the New Roteffella Telemark Norm being introduced for testing with new Crispi boots, high performance clinics for all, women only and juniors. The afternoon GS race was forerun by Rossignol’s newest advocate Mario Guertin and four classes, male and female were awarded Telemark Ontario medals for their outstanding performances!

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    Ontario's Ski Telemark Reunion Posted on Feb 6th, 2007

    Ski Telemark Reunion: Sunday February 25, 2007
    Devil’s Glen Country Club

    Come out for a day of fun with Ski Telemark! Reunite with old friends and
    meet new tele skiers from across Ontario. This event commemorates the remarkable life of Mike Moran whom endeared many to the mastery of telemark skiing and it’s joys!

    Your day includes:
    • coaching and high performance instructional clinics in the morning
    • lunch hosted by a couple from Devil’s Glen
    • GS telemark race in the afternoon for all ages and abilities
    • lift tickets
    • apres ski and more!

    For details go to http://www.skitelemark.ca/skiTelemarkReunionOnline.pdf

    Ontario copes with the eastern winter 2007 Posted on Jan 27th, 2007

    When it became clear that the early winter weather would not deliver sufficient terrain to run a Telemark Level II course scheduled for Calabogie Peaks, near Ottawa, CANSI Ontario scrambled to find alternatives, and found a solution by moving the course to Mont Tremblant Quebec.

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    Volunteers wanted for Telemark Ski Your Best Project (Updated) Posted on Jan 18th, 2007

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    CANSI is looking for volunteers to work on the Telemark Ski Your Best Project.

    The project’s goal is to produce an instructional program administered by CANSI-certified instructors to skiers who want to improve their technique, but who don’t want to become certified instructors. Participants achieve different levels based on the skills they demonstrate in different telemark maneuvers. The different levels are designed to be motivational for students, while giving instructors objective skills criteria for dividing students into lessons.

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    Link to Keith Nicol's Ski Tips Posted on Dec 26th, 2006

    Keith Nicol (Atlantic Technical Committee rep, Tele Level III and X-C Level IV) has a web site with numerous excellent tips. See them at http://www.swgc.mun.ca/~knicol and click on Nordic Ski Tips.

    Warm December in Ontario Doesn't Mean No Skiing Posted on Dec 19th, 2006

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    Daytime temperatures reaching +12c caused the cancellation of some courses in Southern Ontario, but on Sunday, December 17, a Telemark Refresher course was held at Mount St Louis Moonstone, north of Barrie.

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    Telemark Courses at University of Calgary Outdoor Centre Posted on Nov 8th, 2006

    Telemark Level I preparation, Level I certification and refresher courses are being offered by the University of Calgary’s Outdoor Centre at Nakiska this season. For more information and online registration, consult the Outdoor Centre web site or call them at 403-220-5038.

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    National Seminars Posted on Oct 19th, 2006

    The National XC (Nov 30-Dec 1) and Telemark (Dec 3-4) Seminars will be held at Silverstar, BC.

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    Karhu Pro Deal Closeout Posted on Oct 15th, 2006

    Last season CANSI Ontario offered a Pro Deal on Karhu products. Due to changes in the ownership of Karhu, the distribution channel has changed, and at the present time, we can no longer offer this program. However, the previous distributor has a limited amount of demo XC and telemark and XC racing skis that they are offering to our members at a generous discount. Please contact info@ontario.cansi.ca for details.

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    Ontario 2006-2007 Telemark Courses Posted on Oct 15th, 2006

    We have the dates set for the courses we are offering for the 2006-2007 season. See the courses page. You can register for these courses on-line.

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    Ski Touring in Norway (by Mark Simpson) Posted on Oct 4th, 2006

    I knew I was a different place when I left the chrome and glass and urban Euro-bustle of Schipol Airport in Amsterdam and landed in Oslo, Norway. I was greeted at Gardermoen Airport with polished real wood floors, hewn beams and airport staff cruising around on push scooters instead of electric carts. This must be a nation that values natural environments and self-propelled locomotion! I had landed in the cradle of Nordic skiing. It had been a dream of mine since I discovered Telemark skiing to visit its birthplace and drink deeply of the mountain culture…

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    Celebrating life of Michael Moran (1958-2006) Posted on Oct 2nd, 2006

    Greetings all. In case you have not heard, it is with great sadness that I must inform you that Mike Moran - CANSI Ontario’s master course conductor, a very generous teacher and talented Nordic skier - has just passed away this Saturday morning (around 9 am) in Barrie’s hospital.

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