January 2007

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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.


Christmas 2006 issue of XCitation is now available Posted on Jan 25th, 2007

I hope you are back on track after all the Christmas sweets and New Year’s Resolutions. The Christmas XCitation is now published on the CANSI website. We now have separate versions for English and French to help save paper for those of you that are printing it.


Masters XC Racing in Ontario Posted on Jan 19th, 2007

The Ontario Masters cross country ski championships will be held this year from March 9 to 11, in North Bay. If you are 30 years or older, I encourage you to consider becoming involved in masters racing. Racing challenges your skiing, promotes a greater level of fitness and adds an exciting dimension to the sport. The motivation to train also leads a healthier lifestyle. Belonging to the Canadian Masters is a great way to make new friends and acquaintances in the cross-country ski community. Importantly, it will give you a better understanding of skiers who race, should one ever end up in your lesson!


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


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.


Nordic Skills course instructor needed Posted on Jan 12th, 2007

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The Wilderness Leadership Program at Capilano College in Squamish is looking for an instructor to teach their Nordic 2 course to approximately six students this winter.

They require an Instructor with CANSI Nordic Level III and Telemark Level II certification. In addition, a class 4 licence is required to transport the students. Past course conductors have used both Cypress/Hollyburn and Lost Lake at Whistler for the course. The dates of the course are: Jan. 29 - Feb. 1 & Feb. 5 & 6. Pay is approximately $268 / day.

Please contact Roy Jantzen at rjantzen@shaw.ca or by phone at 604-813-9930.

Remembering Mike Moran - Lives Lived in the Globe and Mail Posted on Jan 4th, 2007

From the Globe and Mail, January 4, 2007 by Mary Moran