Skiers interested in teaching the general public, or furthering their knowledge of cross-country skiing techniques, are encouraged to pursue instructor certification with the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI).
CANSI is a non-profit organization designed to promote and advance the sport of nordic skiing (cross-country and telemark) in Canada, through the provision of high quality instruction.
Founded in 1976, CANSI unified three nordic ski instruction programs which included: Canadian Ski Association, Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance, and Ski Quebec. CANSI strives to promote a positive and proactive approach to teaching nordic skiing skills through lesson planning and instruction.
CANSI offers four levels of certification in cross-country techniques and three in telemark. Advancement through the levels marks a progression in an individual’s ability to teach more advanced or expert skiers.
For additional information visit, Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors.