Charles Blair Interski Scholarship Posted on Nov 28th, 2017

Donations for the Charles Blair Interski Scholarship are intended to financially help selected instructors who will represent the association at Interski. Interski, the international convention for ski instructors, takes place every fourth year in the most famous ski resorts across the world.

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It is to honor the memory of Charles Blair that CANSI created this fund.

Charles was part of the CANSI demonstration team at Interski 2015 in Patagonia. He generously shared his experience with the association and structured CANSI’s efforts to organize the training and preparation of instructors for next Interski’s demonstration team.

Attention all Mountain Members Posted on Nov 23rd, 2017

The CANSI Track Fiesta and the AGM scheduled for November 25 at the Canmore Nordic Center have been cancelled. This is due to rainfall that has melted or has made the track conditions icy and unsafe. We apologize for the inconvenience. Your Fiesta planning committee will be meeting shortly to make alternative arrangements and will communicate these to you as soon as possible. 

Tribute to Charles Blair Posted on Oct 26th, 2017

pix_CharlesBlair-1.4.jpgIt is with a profound sense of loss that we announce the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Charles Blair. Charles died of a heart attack while visiting with his daughter in Atlanta, Georgia. He was preparing for a winter of teaching skiing in Japan. All of us at CANSI are shocked and saddened by this sudden turn of events.


To know Charles was to love Charles, for he had the special ability to connect instantly with 
anyone he met. His dry sense of humour made it impossible not to laugh at some point in every conversation shared with him. His outwardly bookish appearance disguised a determined and dedicated athlete, student and teacher. The achievement of the CANSI Telemark Level III certification did not come easily for Charles, but his tenacity and perseverance allowed him to achieve this prestigious honour in 2013. All of those who skied with Charles know how much the achievement meant to him.

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Ontario XC Courses 2017-2018 Posted on Oct 26th, 2017

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Thanks to Wendy Grater, Paul Graner, Jay Thibert, Jean Pierre Lavoie, Cameron Smith, Peter Rasberry, Clare Magee, David Wallin and Jan Vopalensky we are pleased to offer you this winter 21 cross-country course over 18 events and at 4 locations in both Southern and Eastern Ontario.

You can find and register for these courses on the CANSI Courses page or by viewing  2017-2018 CANSI Ontario XC Courses Schedule  table with the links to courses. 

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Renew your CANSI Membership now Posted on Oct 3rd, 2017



It’s snowing in the West of the country! Start your 2017-2018 season today and renew your CANSI membership!

Click here to renew, and read on to review your benefits as a member.

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Ontario 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Posted on Apr 23rd, 2017

Justin Crabtree receives Ontario 2017 Youth Scholarship
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2017

Memories from the National Seminar
Posted on Dec 22nd, 2016

Western Telemark Workshop at Coldsmoke
Posted on Dec 12th, 2016

Coldsmoke Power Festival welcomes CANSI Telemark
Posted on Dec 12th, 2016