Managing Director

Welcome to this 21st edition of the Communiqué! 

 

GENERAL UPDATES:

 

Dear CSIA Member,

I hope this email finds everyone well into their spring routines and that you are getting a chance to recharge after the busy winter.

At the office (virtually) we are still in a busy part of our cycle as we work with your National Board to prepare the operational plan and budget for the year ahead. Our fiscal year-end is June 30th.

Along with Jeff Marks (National Program Director), I attended the OSRA (Ontario Ski Area Operators Association) Spring Congress last week. This week, we are attending the ASSQ (Association des stations de ski du Québec) Congress, along with Luc Néron ( Product Quality Director) and Mario Bourassa (Education Program Coordinator for Quebec). The connections and energy at both conferences are really exciting as the Industry moves forward to next season.

The Canadian Ski Council has estimated that 2022 will be a record-breaking year for the Ski Industry in Canada, with 18.1 million skier visits. This growth, alongside the changing buying habits of the market (i.e., greater propensity to take lessons) means a lot of opportunities ahead for our Members.

During these conferences, we have had a chance to connect with numerous Ski School Directors and Ski Area General Managers and there is a lot of momentum that will create increased opportunities and increased benefits for ski pros across the country. In the Communiqué issues ahead, we will regularly update you on the initiatives that will come as the result of the collaboration with our Ski Industry partners.

 

RECENT JOB POSTINGS

Earlier this week we started the recruitment process for two key staff roles in our organization: the Education Program Coordinators (EPC’s) for both Ontario and Alberta. These are both full-time, year-round positions and an exciting opportunity at the CSIA! To find out more about the recruitment process, click here to read the communication that was sent out on Tuesday this week.

 

MEMBERSHIP TOWN HALLS

The CSIA recently held two Membership Town Halls.  Please click below if you missed them and would like to consult the recordings.

Click here to consult the May 30 Town Hall Recording (Bilingual, French first).

Click here to consult the April 27 Town Hall Recording (English).

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS UPDATE:

 

RENEW THIS SEASON’S MEMBERSHIP (2021-2022) BEFORE JUNE 30th!

Renew before June 30 and keep your Membership and Certification active, allowing you to enjoy the many benefits that CSIA has to offer, such as a $750 cash back on your next purchase or lease of a new Subaru vehicle. You will also avoid any reinstatement fees next season!

To renew your Membership online, go to snowpro.com, access your Profile with your Membership number and password, or contact us at 1-800-811-6428 ext. 221.

 

SUMMER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Need gear or clothing for your summer outings? Camping, trail running, etc.

THE NORTH FACE PRO PROGRAM is still active to CSIA Members for all your needs this summer!

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 a discount.

  • The 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.
    • 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.
  • Once you have your pro deal codes visit https://www.thenorthface.com/en_ca/homepage.html

 

CSIA ONLINE STORE

Winter is now behind us, and you can start planning your summer outings!

Save on CSIA branded items such as The North Face backpack and T-shirts, CSIA travel mugs, and baseball caps! Find everything you are looking for and save at the CSIA Online Store! Visit snowpro.com for all the details.

 

On Behalf of your CSIA Staff Team, enjoy the start of summer!

Best Regards,

Perry Schmunk

CSIA Managing Director

pschmunk@snowpro.com