Happy September, CSIA Member!


We have restructured our Membership communication in this new format, to do a better job of keeping the Membership up to date and involved. These biweekly communiqués (published every second Thursday) are updated and hosted on snowpro.com, in the main navigation screen (see below). This new format will keep all the relevant updates at your fingertips, even if you missed an email!

I will apologize in advance for the length of this second edition, however as we move towards the upcoming ski season, there is a lot to share! Here we go…





The CSIA website (snowpro.com) is open for Membership Renewals.

  • Unless you have profile information that you need to update, when renewing your Membership, you can choose the "Express" option to process your renewal.
  • We have two great early renewal promotions:
      • For those who renew between now and October 4, your name will be put in a draw for:
        1. 20 sets of CSIA poles
        Retail value of $139.95 (they will be available for sale online later this fall)
        Private label, built by PLAY Sports
        2. 12 free Memberships (2021-2022)
        3. 3  pairs of skis from our Sponsors
  • Reinstatement Promotions:
    • If you let your 2020-2021 Membership lapse due to COVID-19, the following short-term CSIA reinstatement offers are in place until October 12, 2021:
      • 25 years and under, reinstatement fees will be waived.
      • Over 25 years old, reinstate and get a $30 rebate (Single Member) $15 (Dual Member), or $10 (Triple Member +)
      • You must complete and submit the reinstatement form found online before the October 12, 2021, deadline to take advantage of these reinstatement promotions. Contact our Membership Services at national@snowpro.com if you have any questions.



Check out the home page of snowpro.com on the 4th, to easily search and register for both Certification Programs and Pro Days.


Last year, through our protocols and the diligence of our Membership (each of you), we proved that we could safely operate our on-hill Programs (zero incidents of transmission in our programs).

I would like to be saying that COVID-19 and the Global Pandemic is in the rear-view mirror, but it is not. Although we are expecting fewer restrictions going forward, the reality is COVID-19 will continue to impact our operations in the upcoming season. We are monitoring regulations across the country and working with our ski area partners as we develop our best practices moving into this next ski season.

As we monitor the situation, we would like to hear from each of you. If you wish, please click here to fill out the very brief survey on COVID-19 vaccination.

FALL PRO DAY CAMPS (previously know as “Conventions”)


At the time of writing this Communiqué, some of the details of the Mont-Tremblant remain unknown. We are confident that we will hold an event that includes on-hill programming, and we will release those details shortly. What we don’t know at this point in time is the extent of what social and indoor components we will be able to offer. This is due to 2 reasons:  It is not clear at this time due to guidelines outlined by Public Health, that we would be able to meet indoors, and any indoor components are further complicated by the extensive damage done to our long-standing venue Quartier Tremblant - Centre des Congrès, following the unfortunate flash floods this past June. We are looking at other options to see what is viable. Again, we hope to update everyone as soon as possible.

Lake Louise

The Lake Louise event status is different! We are looking forward to hosting a Fall Pro Day Camp at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in the week prior to the World Cup events at the resort! We once hosted our Western fall events at the World Class Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, but were squeezed out by the World Cup Schedule. Changes in that schedule have allowed us to return in 2021-2022. This, combined with increased early season snow-making capacity at “the Lake” set the stage for a great kick off to the winter!

Room rates start from $185.00 plus service charge and tax for “Run of House” rooms.

Rates are valid from Sunday, November 14 through to Thursday night November 18 (checking out Friday morning of the 19th).

Pro Day Camp will run Wednesday, November 17, Thursday, November 18, and Friday, November 19th. It can also be booked “à la carte” 1, 2, or 3 days.

FYI - The CSIA  Annual General Meeting will take place Tuesday, November 16th (both in person and virtual – official notice will be sent later) and the Hall of Fame Gala dinner (75$ plus grat.) will take place on Thursday, November 18th (proof of vaccination is anticipated).

Room Reservations

For reservations, please visit https://book.passkey.com/go/CANA1121 or call 1-800-230-8988 or 1-800-441-1414.  Quote your group name. “Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance”

Reservations will be accepted in the group block up to October 11, 2021.

Program Registration 

Click here to register for the Lake Louise Pro Day Camp. (Make sure to click the next button on the bottom right-hand page).

FYI - Course Conductor Training will take place in 2 blocks – November 15 and 16 and November 17 and 18.  Details and registration to follow.



Below you will find a few highlights pertaining to the Membership Benefits this year. You can also consult the full Benefits page included in the Membership tab on snowpro.com.


The North Face, our Official Uniform Supplier, and a GOLD SPONSOR is, for the second year in a row, offering THE NORTH FACE PRO PROGRAM to ALL active CSIA Members.

  • THE NORTH FACE Apparel and Equipment PRO DEALS
    • Twice per year Members will apply to get codes for 50% off outerwear & sportswear, and 40% off footwear & equipment.
    • Codes are one-time use for up to $1,000 after discount
  • Total retail value is over $6,000 in discounts
  • Free shipping
  • TNF Pro Deal is available through THE NORTH FACE online store only.
  • Once you have renewed your Membership, you will be able to go to https://thenorthfacepro.com/en/pro to sign up for this year’s Pro Deal codes. (The Pro Program application process goes live October 1st.)
    • When you are on The North Face Pro Program website, you will be prompted to upload a digital copy of your Membership card. Your Membership card is found in your snowpro.com Profile.


Save up to 50% on your next ski equipment deal when you purchase with participating manufacturers, through our Pro Deal Program. As we get confirmation from our partners, details will be announced in an early October edition of this Communiqué.





Several of our Ski School Partners across the country are looking for Instructors for the season ahead. Check out the possibilities on snowpro.com.


We are two years into our current Strategic Plan. In the annual Strategic Plan review that took place this past June 5 and 6, the following groups contributed to its update: the National Board, all the Regional Boards, the WIS (Women in Skiing Committee), and the TC (Technical Committee). Committees and Staff all contributed to our ever-evolving Strategic Plan. The Session was facilitated by LBB Strategies. Click here to see details.


New Communication Policy

This past spring the National Board passed a new Communication Policy, to ensure that Members' concerns and feedback are dealt with precisely and in a timely manner. This new policy is hosted on snowpro.com. Click here to consult the policy.

Governance Structure

We have also found through feedback, that our structure needed to be better clarified, therefore the following “one-pager” was created to simply illustrate the structure of the CSIA. This will identify who to contact, depending on what issue you may want to be addressed. Click here to consult the Governance Structure.



Jeff Marks and his team of EPC’s have been hard at work this summer. Click here for an important update from our National Program Director!



Two membership townhalls took place this week (one in English and one in French). If you were unable to attend, please click on the links below:

September 7th English Session

September 8th French Session



Please know that we are always looking for feedback and we are here to serve you! Please find each of our contact details on snowpro.com. Click here to know more.


Best Regards,

On behalf of the entire CSIA Staff Team,

Perry Schmunk
Managing Director