Our popular Alberta Clinics and Training Sessions are back this winter. For all certified members, you can take advantage of multiple opportunities to spend a full day of top Level 4 coaching in a fun and supportive group of your peers. Membership really does have its advantages!
We are redirecting your registration for the Alberta Clinics this year to the National Data Base system so you will see all of your training on your personal profile page. Please give us a little time this month to get this in place for you. Registration is now open. Sign up today to secure your spot!
April 6, 2015
The CSIA Alberta Region is very proud to announce this year's inductee to our Hall of Fame, Walter Blackstaffe. This year's Hall of Fame award will be presented on Saturday, April 18th following the Alberta Region AGM at 5:00pm in the Banff Park Lodge. We are very pleased that Walter will be with us to receive the award - we hope to see you there to celebrate a great career in the ski industry!
The CSIA Alberta Region initiated a new Regional Hall of Fame Award in the 2012-2013 season. Similar to the CSIA National Hall of Fame, but with a more regional focus, our intent is to honor the longtime CSIA members who have been important builders and inspirational leaders in the ski teaching profession in Alberta.
CSIA Alberta Region Hall of Fame Inductees
2013 - Verne Balding
2014 - Joe Couture and Tom McCready
2015 - Walter Blackstaffe
The Regional Hall of Fame award is presented annually at the Alberta Spring Fling, which is rotated between Banff and Jasper each spring. Nominations are requested each season, with a sub-committee of the CSIA Alberta Regional Committee deciding on award recipients in time for the Spring Fling. Those honored with the award will be presented with a commemorative plaque and a special presentation at the Spring Fling Banquet each year. Inductees will also have their names displayed permanently on the CSIA Alberta Regional Hall of Fame awards on display at Marmot Basin in Jasper and Sunshine Village in Banff.
Nominations can be submitted by any current CSIA member who is or has been affiliated with the Alberta Region. Nominations must be supported by at least two other CSIA members past or present from the Alberta Region. Members submitting a nomination will be asked to provide a brief summary of the nominee’s involvement in the Alberta ski school industry, the CSIA as a whole, as well as a personal paragraph detailing the passion and dedication shown by the nominee that was an inspiration to fellow ski professionals working with them. The Hall of Fame Sub-Committee of the CSIA Alberta Regional Committee will work with the nominators of the award winners to plan the award presentation ceremony (speakers, special guests, etc.)