Welcome to this edition of the Communiqué! It's starting to feel like fall across the country, with shorter days and cooler nights; winter is on its way! A few ski areas have already seen their first snow of the 2021-2022 season.

Your staff team is busy preparing for the season ahead! This issue will continue to offer some key updates that you need to be aware of, as we enter the third ski season of program operations during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.



The health and safety of our Members is our number one priority, and as such, we have implemented the following requirement for the 2021-2022 ski season:

All Members taking part in any CSIA Program(s) will be required to show proof of Double Vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.

With the safe operations of our Programs along with the growing trend toward vaccine passports across the country, the CSIA has recently determined that for the 2021-2022 operating season, all Course Conductors teaching a CSIA Program or Members participating in CSIA programs will be required to be double vaccinated.  

We are providing you this update now, to allow enough time for those who have not yet been vaccinated to do so (if you are planning on attending a Program this winter.) In our effort and commitment to doing everything we can to keep our Members safe, we thank you in advance for your understanding.

The final implementation of this process is currently in development. We are working through the complexities of the various Regional and Provincial approaches to showing proof of vaccination.  We will inform you as soon as this process and the method for submission of proof have been finalized.  Our goal is to make this step at the start of your season as convenient as possible.




You can now renew your Membership on our snowpro.com website!

Also, check out the September 9th edition of this Communiqué, if you’ve missed our 3 early Renewal promotions and 2 Reinstatement promotions.



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

New this season - Special rebate for Members 25 years and under. For the 2021-2022 season, we will be offering a 5% rebate on Level 2 Programs. The eligible programs are:

  • Level 2 Skier Development
  • Level 2 Teacher Development
  • Level 2 Exam (full or partial)

When a Member 25 years and under places one or more of these Programs in their shopping cart, the cost will automatically be updated to 95% of the regular cost. For example, a Level 2 Skier Development will show at $326 on the registration page. When placed in the shopping cart, the cost will be updated to $309.70. No rebate will show on the invoice, only the actual cost changes.


FALL PRO DAY CAMPS UPDATE (previously known as “Conventions”)

Mont Tremblant

Save the date! We will be back at Tremblant for a Pro Days Camp on December 1-3. We are working closely with the resort to hold a social event (outside), combined with 3 days of skiing. We are continuing to work through these details and will update everyone as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

Lake Louise

In the September 9th edition of the Communiqué, we opened registration and hotel booking for the First Pro Days Camp of the season. Refer to the September 9th edition or click here for registration.

As some of you are aware, the restrictions, due to COVID-19 in Alberta have recently changed. We are working closely with the Hotel and the Resort to ensure the safety and convenience of our participants at the event. The Fairmont Hotel Chateau Lake Louise is allowed under these new restrictions to apply for exemption status – which it has. This exemption status means: if Guests are double vaccinated, the business will continue, as per regular COVID-19 protocols (masks in common areas, etc.) With the double vaccination requirement outlined (at the start of this Communiqué), we can proceed with the event.

Pro Days Camp promotion and Online Store Sale 

Get your CSIA logoed items at a reduced price and wear them proudly during the CSIA Pro Days Camp!

On September 29th and 30th, visit our online store for a flash sale of many of our CSIA items (consult sample of items), with rebates of up to 80% off the regular Member pricing! Hurry as quantities are limited!

Spend $200 or more (before taxes and shipping) on a single order of any items from our online store during these 2 days and unlock a promotion for Pro Days Camp to be held at Lake Louise (November 17-19, 2021) or Tremblant (December 1-3, 2021). The promotion will enable you to register for the 3-day option for the price of 2-day. A $99 rebate!

The Pro Days Camp promotion will apply automatically at checkout as of October 4. No promo code is required.  If you’ve already registered for the November 17-19, 2021 Lake Louise Pro Days Camp 3-day option, a refund equivalent to the rebate will be processed during the week of October 4, 2021.



The Membership update continues! In the September 9th edition of the Communiqué, we highlighted The North Face Pro Program Benefit. Here’s the highlight of 3 additional benefits...



We are very proud that our partnership with Subaru continues! Subaru, a CSIA GOLD SPONSOR produces the best possible vehicles for mountain travel during challenging winter conditions. Members get $750 cashback on their next purchase or lease of a new Subaru vehicle.



  • General Liability and Accident, Death and Disability Insurance coverage, as part of your Membership
  • Group rates for Travel Insurance Program
  • Preferential rates on your Home and Auto Insurance coverage with GPL

Please refer to the Insurance section of the snowpro.com website for all the specific details.



  • $25 as a CSIA Member – via MINTZ
  • Promotional pricing only offered on the Enhanced Criminal Background check
  • Canadian Check only




In addition to the Governance resources outlined in the last issue, know that all regular meetings of the National Board and its Committees are recorded and posted on snowpro.com for the Membership’s access and transparency. You must be “logged in” to access these resources.

National Board Meetings

Technical Committee Meetings



Two Membership Townhalls took place this past week (one in English and one in French).  If you were unable to attend, you may consult the links below:

French Town Hall Recording

English Townhall Recording


Best Regards,

On behalf of the entire CSIA Staff Team,

Perry Schmunk

Managing Director