Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors

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.

Course Calendar

The CANSI Instructor Level 1 course is being offered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on February 5-6, 2021, at The Links at Brunello. Click this link to register.

For additional information visit, Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors.