Featuring the Powder 8 Canadian Qualifying CSIA Event on March 3 and 4, 2020...for the Powder 8 World Championships being held at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing in Blue River, BC from March 31 to April 3, 2020. The Special Limited Edition Competition 'The Revival', to celebrate Mike Wiegele's 50th Anniversary in operation, event link on Mike Wiegele website click here.

 

Powder 8 Canadian Qualifying CSIA Event Details:

Qualifying and selection of the CSIA Powder 8 Team invited to join the World Championships

When: Tuesday March 3 and Wednesday March 4, 2020

Where: Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia

Judges: Guest Industry Judges to be announced

Event cost: For CSIA Members 99$ per person

Meeting location: Essentially Blackcomb (EB) Patio at Whistler Base on day one at 8AM

Registration deadline: February 24, 2020

Registration to CSIA Event: click here

 

The CSIA Qualifying Event will follow the same criteria as the Powder 8 World Championships Event.

Prologue:

Powder 8 Events are designed for teams of two skiing in powder snow and leaving tracks that will be the envy of all skiers. The skiing will be a true test of teamwork and ability. Good sportsmanship and fair play are expected from all participants.

Judging Criteria and Marking:

Synchronicity: The skiers are expected to be in synch, one turn apart, and crossing tracks to leave the best possible figure 8s. Body position, and consistent movements will gain the best marks. Marking will be out of 10 in 1/10ths.

Dynamic Skiing: The skiers are expected to ski aggressively, stay on their track and not interfere with the other team (head to head), in other words, get from the start to the finish as quickly and efficiently as possible keeping in mind the need for tracks and synchronicity. Marks out of 10 in 1/10ths.

Shape: The true test of the event. Marked out of 10 in 10ths.

Symmetry: Refer to images. The essence of the competition and expected outcome is symmetry. Staying in the fall line and in a defined lane will be part of the consideration. Marks out of 10 in 10ths. First over finish in Head to Head: 3 - points from head judge only.

 

In Summary:

Find a partner (female or male) in your Region or somewhere in Canada, do some figure 8s practice before the CSIA Event. Register before the deadline and join the fun at Whistler Blackcomb with the CSIA, as we select the optimal pairing to represent our organization at the Powder 8 World Championships. The winning team gets an all expenses paid at the Powder 8 Event in Blue River, BC. A once in a lifetime opportunity for CSIA Members!

 

 

Tuesday, December 24 at noon

Wednesday, December 25

Thursday, December 26

Tuesday, December 31 at noon

Wednesday, January 1

Thursday, January 2

We will resume our regular schedule on Friday, January 3, 2020. Please contact us by email at: national@snowpro.com for further inquiries.

Happy Holidays!

Please note that the National Office will be closed on the following days during the Holidays:

Monday, December 24 at noon

Tuesday, December 25

Wednesday, December 26

Monday, December 31 at noon

Tuesday, January 1

Wednesday, January 2

We will resume our regular schedule on Wednesday January 3, 2019. Please contact us by email at: national@snowpro.com for further inquiries.

 

Happy Holidays!

The National Board of Directors of the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Perry Schmunk as our new Managing Director, effective November 27, 2018.

Perry joins the CSIA with over 30 years of senior leadership experience in both nonprofit and for profit organizations. Perry has held positions of management, marketing and business development within various organizations including Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, Whistler Blackcomb, Tourism Tofino, Cactus Club Restaurants and Concert Properties.

Perry’s major accomplishments include leading complex organizations, developing innovative business and marketing plans, creating shared vision and driving significant change with diverse stakeholder groups.

Perry has participated as a volunteer in both our regional and national CSIA Board of Directors and holds a CSIA Level 4 and a CSCF\ACA Level 2 certification. He has been recognized with the Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee Medal for Community Service and received industry awards for his creativity and innovation. When he is not busy at work or on the snow skiing, he enjoys quality time with his three children, Susi, Owen and Oksana.

Welcome Perry!

To all CSIA members,

Please read the following information in regards to the 2018 Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors. 

AGM NOTICE –The CSIA Annual General Meeting of the members will be held on Saturday November 3, 2018 at the Library of the Manitoba Museum, in Winnipeg, Manitoba at 4:30 p.m. local time. In accordance with the CSIA General By-laws, members who cannot attend can submit an electronic proxy by login into their profile on snowpro.com. 
Click here 
to view the AGM Notice in its entirety. Information on the AGM Notice will also appear in the 2018/2019 edition of the Ski Pro Magazine. 

ELECTION OF DIRECTORS – In accordance with CSIA’s General By-laws, the term of office for the Director of the Alberta and Atlantic regions will expire on May 1, 2019Any member in good standing who wishes to stand for election to the Board of Directors for either position in question must, no later than November 30, 2018, submit a nomination form, supported by not less than ten (10) members. Click here for further details.

Please note that as of May 4th, 2018, the CSIA National Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm EST and closed on Fridays.

We will resume our regular 5 day schedule as of September 4, 2018.

For further inquiries, please contact us by email at national@snowpro.com

Thank you,

The CSIA National Office

The CSIA is proud to announce a new Silver partnership with Auclair and Seger brands. In addition, Auclair has signed on to be an official 2019 CSIA Interski team sponsor. Don’t forget to stay on the lookout for their gloves on our online store next fall!

Want to know more about them? Check out their website to see more.

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segersports.com

Dear CSIA members,

Please read the following information in regards to the 2017 Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors. 

AGM NOTICE – As published in the Fall 2017 edition of Ski Pro Magazine, the CSIA’s Annual General Meeting of the members will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Base Camp in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec at 4:30 p.m. local time. In accordance with the CSIA General By-law, members who cannot attend can submit an electronic proxy by login into their profile on snowpro.com.  Click here to view the AGM Notice in its entirety.

ELECTION OF DIRECTORS – In accordance with CSIA’s General By-law, the term of office for the Director of the Quebec and Central regions will expire on May 1, 2018. Any member in good standing who wishes to stand for election to the Board of Directors for either position in question must, no later than November 30, 2017, submit a nomination form, supported by not less than ten (10) members. Click here  for further details.

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