Community Outreach Program Assistant

This is the second year that CNSC has partnered with Spirit North to offer the Community Outreach Ski Program.

The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club is currently seeking two ski coaches/instructors to assist with our Community Outreach program this winter season. The Outreach Program is a way to bring cross-country skiing to students in Prince George and surrounding area that may otherwise not have an opportunity to try the sport out. It is geared toward students in the grade 4-6 range. We bring three instructors and a trailer full of ski gear to one school per week, holding three sessions a day on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We introduce the sport to the kids and get them out on skis in the school field. The focus of the sessions is balance, basic movement on skis, and having as much fun as possible. Last year, this program reached approximately 1000 kids at over 10 schools and community groups.

As a ski instructor for this program, your responsibilities will include:

.      assisting with equipment organization on site

.      fitting the children into properly sized skis and boots

.      providing fun and engaging activities for students in their school yard

.      cleanup

This program runs during school hours (approx 800am to 230pm) from Tuesday to Thursday for various weeks over the winter season. Locations will change with each week but the program will be the same at each school.

Training: Must be NCCP ICC certified (course available online - takes about 4 hours)

This is a very rewarding program that brings the sport we all love to those students that may never have the opportunity to try.

Closing date and time: Friday Jan 17 2020 11:59pm Pacific time

For more information or to apply, please contact Carolyn, Ski School Coordinator, at


School Ski Instructors Needed (2020/21)!

Are you interested in getting kids (age 6-18) outside and inspired in the snow? Do you have a flexible schedule that can accommodate working part time (1-5 times per week, 2-4 hours per day) as a School Ski coach here at Otway? 

Needed: Responsible men and women age 16+ who have XC skiing experience (classic technique) and love kids.

Training: Must be NCCP ICC and CC certified (ICC available online, CC course offered at CNSC, usually in December).  You will also shadow an experienced coach before you take a class out on your own.

School Ski Coaches are paid for instructional and prep time with the children.

Want to know more?  Contact Carolyn 250 564 3809 during office hours or email: 


CANSI Level 1 - Introduction to Ski Instruction (20 hours)  

CANSI certification courses are intended to teach people to teach skiing, and are not designed to be lessons for personal skill development in skiing.  CANSI instructor certification courses have specific evaluation criteria that must be met in order to pass the course.  Candidates are evaluated on their ability to ski identified techniques at an appropriate skill level.  Their ability to adequately teach techniques is also evaluated.

At level 1, the evaluated techniques are diagonal stride, double pole, one skate and wedge turn.  Lesson evaluations include diagonal stride without poles, diagonal stride, double pole, straight running, braking wedge, wedge turn, herringbone, side step, free skate, one skate and diagonal skate.

This national designation is the minimum requirement needed to teach with the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club Ski School. Teaching experience is not required to take a CANSI level 1 course.

The date of the 2020-21 CANSI level 1 course taking place at CNSC will be posted here as soon as we know it!  Please register online at

Want to know more?  Contact Carolyn 250 564 3809 during office hours, or email: 


CANSI Level 1 – Recertification 

Recertification is required a minimum of once every three years. You are reminded that in order to teach as part of the CNSC Ski School, and be covered by our insurance, your CANSI courses/fees must be kept up to date. If you are unsure as to the status of your CANSI membership, please visit the CANSI website at



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