February 2009

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Ontario X-Country Courses 2008-2009 (Updated) Posted on Feb 17th, 2009

Synch snowplow turns - diagonal lineGreetings fellow skiers and instructors. Once again we look optimistically to the upcoming winter. Given the amount of rain and snow we had so far in Ontario, it looks like we will get as much snow as last year. Consequently, we expect correspondingly large demand for our courses.

Given that our leading Course Conductor has moved to the Pacific region, we are not able to offer you this season as many courses as we would like. However, since this February we’ve gained a new Level I Course Conductor (congratulations Wendy) we can offer two more courses.

Also always keep in mind that our Youth Scholarships are still there for the taking.


Fitting Telemark Boots from XCitation online link Posted on Feb 8th, 2009

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In the fitting Telemark boots article there is an incorrect link to a video with Paul Parker and Mitch from Telemark Tips. The most up to date version of this article with the video embedded in it is available at Telemark Boot Fitting.

Winter 2009 issue of XCitation is now available Posted on Feb 6th, 2009

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Fall 2008 issueThe winter issue of XCitation is now available. It is filled with news from the AGM, where members expressed concern about how to improve CANSI’s services to members and raise the organization’s profile. Got some ideas? Check out the issue to see how to contribute them. There’s also lot’s of technique tips, and information on how other CANSI instructors are using dryland and the Internet to train and teach at the CANSI newsletter page.

Also, this is going to be my last season as editor of XCitation. That means there’s a job available for some energetic, creative, ski fanatic out there. See this issue of XCitation for details on the position (which is a paid gig) or contact Garry Almond at president@cansi.ca for more details. Now, hurry up and check out this issue at www.cansi.ca/en/news/newsletter/2009-02_en.pdf. Please send me any photos, tips, ideas, profiles or articles as soon as possible for the spring issue at communications@cansi.ca.
Happy trails