February 2008

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Winter 2008 issue of XCitation is now available Posted on Feb 28th, 2008

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Winter 2008 issueThe 2008 season is whipping by! Better late than never, the winter issue of XCitation is now available at the CANSI newsletter page.

In addition to a bio of CANSI co-founder Heinz Niederhauser, who sadly passed away while skiing in January, this issue has some reviews of the technical seminar from a first-timers’ perspective, a story about the telemark racing team in Quebec, and other news about your fellow instructors and x-country addicts in general.


CANSI Pacific Scholarship Posted on Feb 12th, 2008

CANSI PACIFIC is pleased to be able to offer financial assistance to aspiring ski instructors and course conductors who demonstrate a commitment and enthusiasm to cross-country and telemark skiing.

There are five $200 scholarships available for the 2008 season.


Heinz Niederhauser, 72: Baker and Athlete Posted on Feb 8th, 2008

Marty - Heinz, November 2007Chocolatier became leading cross-country ski coach

Special to The Globe and Mail
February 7, 2008

Heinz Niederhauser never seriously strapped on cross-country skis until he was in his 30s. Once started in the sport though, he never stopped - all the way to the Olympics. Over a span of 35 years, he tested instructors, started ski clubs, co-founded the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors and served as head coach of the national cross-country team.