School Ski Instructors Needed (2018/19)!

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 (courses available at Otway).  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 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.

Unfortunately, the course planned to happen here at Otway on Dec 14-16, 2018 has been cancelled due to low registration numbers.  We are currently working on other date options for the 2019 season.  If you are interested please contact Carolyn.

Want to know more?  Contact Carolyn 250 564 3809 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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