On-Snow Workshop – Telemark

The focus of this workshop is the development of attainable, successful outcomes in telemark skiing while showcasing the CANSI Teaching Progression:

  • Beginner/Novice Phase focuses on providing instructors with a flexible, outcome- based framework for teaching new telemark skiers, and emphasizes the use of decision-making skills to ensure the skill based progression is tailored to the student within a safe and encouraging learning environment.
  • Building on the foundations of the Beginner / Novice Phase, Intermediate Phase channels skiers towards outcome-based objectives both on and off piste through the refinement of assessment & development skills provided to the instructor.
  • Advanced / Expert Phase continues to refine instructors Assessment & Development skills in a a variety of skiing, terrain and snow condition situations while providing insight to lesson pacing that emphasizes client satisfaction and future retention.

Participants in CANSI workshops will be engaged through a blend of active participation along with delivery of the technical materials from session leaders. Session leaders will provide demonstrations of our technical skiing model, and will showcase our teaching approach with participants throughout the workshop.

Presenters from the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors Demonstration Team are all fully certified Level 3 Instructors and are experienced Course Conductors . Presenters have been chosen via a rigorous 2 year process. The selection criteria focused on candidates providing a consistent high level of teaching, interpersonal and expert technical skiing skills. Presenters of this workshop will bring a vast amount of experience as course facilitators both in Canada and internationally. A number of our presenters have attended more than one Interski Congress and are cross certified at the most senior level in other skiing disciplines.

Sessions will be delivered in English, French and Japanese.

We do not have a minimum or maximum size; however, groups larger than 10 participants will lose some of the individual engagement necessary for a successful experience.

The maximum number of groups is four.

There will be 1-2 session leaders per group.

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