Managing Director

You are reading the 29th edition of the Communiqué 

 

Dear CSIA Member,

It has been a couple of jam-packed weeks last since the last Communiqué. I have been attending the ASSQ conference in Quebec, OSRA Fall Sessions in Ontario, and I am off to the CWSAA meetings next week in Calgary! It is so great to connect with our Industry Partners; the excitement about the upcoming season is amazing! Snow has started to fall in parts of the country. Lake Louise, the Western venue for our Pro Days Camp (aka Convention) is getting snow at the time of writing these lines!

In this issue: a reminder of our Early Membership Renewal offer (act now to win!), important updates for ACA dual Members, accommodation and booking details for our Marquis Fall Events, The North Face Pro Program opening announcement, Interski 2023 package details (the clock is ticking to take advantage of this awesome, once in a lifetime experience), a new partnership with CARV, and Membership Town Hall sessions information.

Also, stay tuned for our Program registration opening on October 3rd!

 

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE EARLY RENEWAL PROMOTIONS!

We have FOUR great early renewal promotions:

For those who renew by October 7th for the 2022-2023 season, your name will be put in a draw for the following:

  • 5 x $300 promo codes (redeemable towards any CSIA Program)
  • 20 sets of CSIA poles (retail value of $139.95)
  • 12 free Memberships (for the 2022-2023 season)
  • 3 pairs of skis from our Sponsors

Don’t wait any longer and renew your Membership on snowpro.com! You could be our next winner!

 

NEW THIS SEASON; A REDEEMABLE PROMO CODE

Every Member renewing for the 2022-2023 season receives a $25 promo code redeemable towards a Pro Day or Pro Session.

For more information on 2022-2023 Pro Days and Pro Sessions, please consult the August 11th edition of the Communiqué

 

ALPINE CANADA DUAL MEMBERS – IMPORTANT UPDATE

Please be aware that when you take a CSIA Course, your ACA licensing profile will be updated as per the chart in the link below. FYI, Course Conductor Training is covered under the label Trainer Development.

Click here to consult the chart.


PROGRAM REGISTRATION REMINDER

Please note that CSIA Program registration will open on October 3, 2022! Check out the home page of snowpro.com on the 3rd, to easily search and register for both Certification Programs and Pro Days.

 

FALL PRO DAYS CAMPS AND COURSE CONDUCTOR TRAINING - SAVE THE DATE!

Our Eastern and Western CSIA Pro Days Camps (aka Members’ Convention) and CCT will be held later this fall in Lake Louise (Alberta) and in Tremblant (Quebec). As mentioned above, registration will only be possible on October 3rd, but you may book your lodging now. Please see all details below pertaining to dates and bookings for either Lake Louise or Tremblant events.

Lake Louise

Course Conductor Training:

  • November 14-15 or November 16-17, 2022 (Level 3 and Level 4’s please check your emails for more details).

Members' Pro Days Camp:

  • November 16-17-18, 2022

Program registration will open on October 3rd, however, accommodation reservations are open for both programs now.

Click here to book accommodation.

 

Tremblant

Course Conductor Training:

  • November 28-29, 2022 (Level 3 and Level 4’s, please check your emails for more details).

Members' Pro Days Camp:

  • November 30, December 1-2, 2022

Program registration will open on October 3rd, however, accommodation reservations are open for both programs now. 

Click here to book accommodation!

 

INTERSKI 2023 MEMBER PACKAGES; BOOK NOW BEFORE WE SELL OUT!

For the first time since Interski 2011 in St Anton, we are offering packages for Members to attend the Interski Congress in Levi, Finland, taking place March 26-31, 2023.

Meet the world and take part in all the events of the World Ski Congress, shoulder to shoulder with your CSIA Interski Team demonstrators!

National Program Director Jeff Marks and I had a chance to get a site tour last March. The venue and hospitability of the host community and the World getting back together after the Pandemic will make this a trip of a lifetime!

Each ground package includes the following (excluding airfare):

  • 7 nights accommodation at the Sokos Hotel (center of Levi)
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • 6 days ski pass
  • Airport transfers
  • Congress activities
  • CSIA Interski delegate package – Including signature CSIA/Interski 2023 soft goods

Based on DBL occupancy                 Based on Single occupancy

$2499 CDN                                           $3399 CDN

 

Click here and hit Search to see the Interski 2023 packages. 

Please note that you must renew your 2022-2023 Membership to sign up for the Interski Congress participation.

 

THE NORTH FACE PRO PROGRAM

It’s official; The North Face Pro Program is now live for the 2022-2023 season! Our Official Uniform Supplier and Gold Sponsor is, for the third year in a row, offering The North Face Pro Program to all active CSIA Members.

Please read the information below to have access to your promo codes and shop! Don’t forget that the first step is to renew your Membership, as you will need to submit your Membership card when you apply for the Pro Program (details below).

Program Details:

  • THE NORTH FACE Apparel and Equipment PRO DEALS
    • Members will receive (2) 50% off apparel and (2) 40% off equipment discount codes annually.
    • If your codes expire before you would like to use them, please reach out to tnfcanadapro@ipa-connect.com for updated codes.
    • These discount codes are only valid on full-priced items. Exclusions include Kid and Sale items.
    • Codes are one-time use for up to $1,000 after discount
  • The total retail value is over $6,000 in discounts
  • Free standard shipping
  • TNF Pro Deal is available through THE NORTH FACE online store only.

How to get the codes and shop?

Once you have renewed your Membership, go to https://thenorthfacepro.com/en/pro to sign up for this year’s Pro Deal codes. Once you are in TNF Pro Program page, you must select the APPLY NOW button, at the bottom left of the screen, which will bring you to the application form. Once you have filled out the form, you will be prompted to upload a digital copy of your Membership card.  (Your Membership card is found in your snowpro.com Profile).

Should you experience any problems, please contact:tnfcanadapro@ipa-connect.com

  

NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH CARV!

Over the past year, CSIA staff along with members of the Technical Committee and Women in Skiing Committee have been working to better understand and investigate the potential for CARV (a real-time audio coaching technology) and the CSIA to work together to develop added educational tools and Programs.  In the spring of 2022, members of the CARV development team traveled from Europe and spent a day with us on snow to further our knowledge and understanding.  We will continue to look collaboratively at development opportunities through this season.

In the meantime, we are excited to announce that CARV has recently become a Bronze Sponsor of the CSIA which will mean access to Pro Deals for CSIA Members beginning in November!  Keep an eye out for more information through the Pro Deals section of snowpro.com and stay tuned for further developments as CARV, the CSIA staff, TC and WIS volunteers return to the snow together this season.

Here's an overview of the Pro Deal that CARV will be offering starting November 1, 2022, for the upcoming season:

  • Carv Pro Deal, available exclusively through the CSIA in Canada
  • Available to all active Members of the CSIA who hold a Level 1-4 Instructor Certification
  • $550 CAD for Carv Device + lifetime subscription
  • The usual price is $275 CAD for the device + $275 CAD per year for a subscription

More details on CARV and their Pro Deal offering will be coming in the next few weeks.

For further information about the CARV product, visit getcarv.com. To pre-register interest, please send an email partner@getcarv.com

 

MEMBERSHIP TOWN HALLS REMINDER

Take part in our start of season Town Hall and be in the know for the upcoming season!

 ENGLISH SESSION - October 11, 2022, at 7 PM Eastern Time

Click here to register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

FRENCH SESSION - October 12, 2022, at 7 PM Eastern Time

Click here to  register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic gets a bit further in our rear-view mirror each day, there is so much to look forward in the season ahead. All market conditions would say we will have a great busy season! I hope everyone’s preseason training is going well, in order to get the most out of the season ahead!

I can’t wait to see everyone during the Town Halls, and shortly after that on snow!

 

Best Regards,

Perry Schmunk

CSIA Managing Director

pschmunk@snowpro.com