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  2. 2.   •   F A L L 2 0 1 5   •   O N T A R I O     ||    3 I have enjoyed watching the posts from CSIA National about the lead-up to Interski 2015. Watching the videos of our team training, as well as the teams from other nations has made me think about team building and what is involved in creat- ing a strong unified bond that is necessary for a team to perform at its fullest potential. Ten of Canada’s best instructors and demonstrators displayed grace and effort- less flow on some of the most challenging terrain in Argentina. To accomplish this, the team needed to come together, break down inerpersonal barriers and learn to trust and respect each other. They needed to deter- mine who would be the leaders and who would be the contributors. Both have equally important roles and require unique skills in order to achieve the desired outcome of creating electrifying arc to arc turns. Building a team was also important for the CSIA Ontario board this summer. We spent our annual planning day at Glen Eden where we experienced the ropes course, their huge balance platform and a giant BOSU ball. The various chal- lenges helped us share our strengths and weaknesses, open up lines of communica- tion, create better trust in one another and gain confidence in our team. Our three new board members felt wel- comed and supported, and the existing board members gained new insight into the team’s dynamics and person- alities. The CSIA Ontario board is ready to work hard for you this winter and have fun while we are at it. Have you visited our website yet? Check out the new PTS offerings and the early season tune up clinics. Come out to see us at the Toronto and Ottawa snow shows, we would love to catch up and answer your questions about what we do and what we can offer. As we head into the ski season, let’s remember we are part of a large team of ski instructors, promoting a sport we love. Whether you work as part of a snow school or you enjoy skiing with family and friends, you represent a fun and healthy winter sport. Spread the word this winter and help to make our team bigger and stronger. ◆ Miranda Sorensen, Chair DIRECTORS EXECUTIVECOMMITTEE  Scott Filman Technical Liaison  Andrew Hansen IT/Website  Ed Young Treasurer  Lillian Ma Secretary AGM & Awards  AJ Leeming Co-Chair & Technical Liaison  Tom Dovey Communication/ Outreach  Simon Holden Level 1 Program  Grant Hagerty Sponsorship  Miranda Sorensen Chair  Kevin McMillan Vice Chair CHAIR’Sletter Building aTeam
  3. 3. 4  ||    O N T A R I O   •   c s i a o n t a r i o . c o m   • FALL2015 EDITORIAL TEAM Allison Sharpe Editor Shelagh Mulveney Administration Grant Hagerty Advertising Tom Dovey, Kevin McMillan and Stuart Teather Proof Reading CSIA ONTARIO OFFICE 3 Concorde Gate, Suite 209 Toronto Ontario T: 416-426-7261 DESIGN & PUBLISHING Ruth Anderson K9 strategy+design PHOTO CONTRIBUTORS John Evely, Modeweg, Peter Simmerle, Stuart Teather and Wendy Webb CONTRIBUTORS Jonathan Ballou, JF Beaulieu, Rob Butler, Knute Dohnberg, Sandy Gardner, Anik Gaumond, Dan Genge, Jamie Innes and Steve Young COVER PHOTO John Evely Skiers: Steve Young, Maggie Graham and Kyle Armstrong O N T A R I O CONTENTS Editorial ........................................... 5 Ontario Events .............................. 6 Professional Training Series ........ 7 Warming Up .................................. 8 Interski 2015 ................................... 9 Fashion Trends ...................... 10-11 Skill Development ...................... 12 Hall of Fame ................................. 14 Awards........................................... 15 Recognition ............................ 16-17 In Memory .................................... 18 Guest Experience ................ 20-21 Our History ............................ 22-23 Turn Shape ................................... 25 Final Thought .............................. 30 PHOTOCREDIT:DutchSceneryiSTOCKID:55258956
  4. 4.   •   F A L L 2 0 1 5   •   O N T A R I O     ||    5 EDITOR'Sthoughts IS IT YOU?OR COULD YOUR EQUIPMENT BE HOLDING YOU BACK? P erformance is on our minds and if you are like me, you spend lots of time and money to better under- stand how you can develop your skills to achieve dynamic motion in our skiing. But what if the single thing holding you back is the stiff race ski or the worn out all-moun- tain ski with over 200 days under your feet? First we’ve got to get the right ski for our ability, strength and type of skiing. One of my trainers refers to it as not taking a knife to a gun fight. Work with a reputable ski shop to figure out what might work for you and demo it. And don’t be surprised if you end up with a few different arrows in your quiver. Most importantly, when you find that match, you must realize it won’t last forever. The responsive ski on the first few runs will eventually lose some of its ability to react and may feel dead or dull leaving you wondering “is it me?”. We subject our skis to a lot. Consider the load we place against the ski at different points in our turn. We require that ski to flex to extreme terrain and at speeds that can exceed over 50 kph. The stress we put the materials under has to eventually break down just like our iPhone chargers do. The high tech materials being used today to make skis lighter, stronger, responsive and shock absorbing are durable but within reason. Those 10 year old skis you pull out for teaching have long lost their magic and are not doing you any favours for your demos or skill development. We get Pro Deals for a reason. Inside this issue we’ve got some great tips to get your season started, but before the snow flies why not check out new equipment at the Toronto Snow Show and talk to some of the local ski shops to ensure your equipment is not holding you back this winter. I’ve got my Buyer’s Guide, my favourite ski shop has new stock arriving each day and I’m on the hunt for my next 100-day ski. It’s a fun way to spend the time leading up to the first run of the season and you won’t be blaming your equipment for those lack luster runs. ◆ Allison Sharpe, Editor
  6. 6.   •   F A L L 2 0 1 5   •   O N T A R I O     ||    7 LOOKINGFORMORE CREDITS? THERE ARE NOW MORE WAYS TO EARN THOSE CREDITS: Regional Single Day 2-4 credits National Online Learning 3 credits National Events 3-5 credits National PDPs 2-3 credits National 1 Day Modules 10 credits National 2 Day Modules 15-30 credits Other association certification (CASI, CANSI, CADS, CSCF, CFSA, CSSA) max 10 credits HOW MANY CREDITS DO I NEED FOR MY NEXT LEVEL? LEVEL 2: 2 Days Level 2 trained + 2 days Level 2 assessed + 10 credits LEVEL 3: 3 Days Level 3 trained + 40 credits + 2 days exam LEVEL 4: 6 days Level 4 trained + 4 days exam 3 EARLY SEASON FUNDAMENTALS 1&2 – Dec 17/18 Choose 1 or both days of this season opener to get updated on the latest teaching terminology and how to use it to your success this season. 2 EARLY SEASON FUNDAMENTALS OTTAWA – Jan 1 Season opener to build a training plan for your season. 3 LEVEL 2 PREP – Jan 1 Prepare for Level 2 certification. 3 LEVEL 3 PREP – Jan 1 Prepare for Level 3 certification. 2 SHORT TURNS – Jan 8 Choose from Acquisition or Consolidation streams. 2 ADVANCED & EXPERT PARALLEL – Jan 15 Dial in your performance at higher speeds in a larger radius. 2 SUCCESS IN TEACHING – Jan 22 Find the answers to what students want, what are they ready for and how to select terrain and tactics. 2 CORRIDOR TRAINING – Jan 29 Improve your skiing by changing your turn shape, pushing your speed and learning to attack the slope. 2 PUSHING YOUR LIMITS – Feb 5 Challenge your comfort and confidence with speed and terrain. 2 CORRIDOR TRAINING OTTAWA – Feb 5 Improve by changing your turn shape, pushing your speed and learning to attack the slope. Ø BUMPS – Feb 12 Choose from introductory or advanced streams. The Bumps PTS will target your development of comfort and performance in the bumps. 2 ADVANCED & EXPERT PARALLEL – Feb 19 Dial in your performance at higher speeds in a larger radius 3 WOMEN IN SKIING – Feb 26 Join this women’s only clinic to discover strategies for training, motivating and inspiring women in skiing. Ø RACE PRINCIPLES – Feb 26 Learn race principles in a controlled environment using stubbies and then apply what you learn to your everyday skiing. 2 CORRIDOR TRAINING – Mar 4 Improve by changing your turn shape, pushing your speed and learning to attack the slope. Ø SPRING BUMPS – Mar 11 Learn how to be more comfortable and improve your performance when skiing spring bumps. » Full-day sessions focused on developing excellence in skiing and teaching » Sessions take place on Fridays » All sessions are led by active Level 4’s ONTARIOevents ONTARIOPROFESSIONAL TRAININGSERIES OTTAWAOPTIONNUMBEROFCREDITS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTPROGRAM PDP LOCATION DATE TIME REGULAR MSLM Sat. Dec. 5 9 am - 12 pm REGULAR MSLM Sat. Dec. 5 1 - 4 pm REGULAR BLUE MOUNTAIN Sun. Dec. 6 9 am - 12 pm REGULAR BLUE MOUNTAIN Sun. Dec. 6 1 - 4 pm A & D GLEN EDEN Sat. Dec. 19 9 am - 12 pm REGULAR GLEN EDEN Sat. Dec. 19 1 - 4 pm A & D SNOW VALLEY Sun. Dec. 20 9 am - 12 pm REGULAR SNOW VALLEY Sun. Dec. 20 1 - 4 pm A & D CALABOGIE PEAKS Sat. Jan. 2 9 am - 12 pm REGULAR CALABOGIE PEAKS Sat. Jan. 2 1 - 4 pm A & D HORSESHOE Sat. Jan. 2 9 am - 12 pm REGULAR HORSESHOE Sat. Jan. 2 1 - 4 pm A & D BRIMACOMBE Sun. Jan. 3 9 am – 12 pm REGULAR BRIMACOMBE Sun. Jan. 3 1 - 4 pm A & D BLUE MOUNTAIN Sat. Feb. 20 9 am - 12 pm REGULAR BLUE MOUNTAIN Sat. Feb. 20 1 - 4 pm A & D MSLM Sat. Mar.19 9 am - 12 pm REGULAR MSLM Sat. Mar. 19 1 - 4 pm A & D BLUE MOUNTAIN Sat. Mar. 26 9 am - 12 pm REGULAR BLUE MOUNTAIN Sat. Mar. 26 1 - 4 pm A & D CALABOGIE PEAKS Sat. Mar. 26 9 am - 12 pm REGULAR CALABOGIE PEAKS Sat. Mar. 26 1 - 4 pm # To register for a PTS session please go to . For all PDP programs please visit and login in to your member page. All members in good standing are entitled to attend 1 PDP per season.
  7. 7. 8  ||    O N T A R I O   •   c s i a o n t a r i o . c o m   • WARMINGup WARM UP 1 First run, take it slow and focus on rounding up the arc without much edge; it’s all about sliding. Feel the outside ski and where you are standing on the outside ski throughout the arc. At the same time take a super quick scan of how you feel (happy, calm, anxious, stressed, confident or positive). The emotional part is what affects me the most in my performance. Being aware of this and making changes with respect to breathing, positive thoughts or negative thought blocking while on the chair lift helps. Let’s face it we all perform better when we are confident and feel good. Over the next few runs, focus on feeling your outside ski and how you remain in contact with that ski, but now add increased speed, edge or both. The physical component plays a huge role on how you will progress. If you are feeling stronger and flexible you will be able to hold that edge and increase angles for better performance. WARM UP 2 The “Free” warm up is fun and there are no rules! Don’t be mislead, it’s a good warm up. First, wiggle to remove any tension in your back, neck and shoulders. Again start slowly while you figure out the snow conditions, scan how you feel and then try to place your body in varying positions. Alternate rotation and counter rotation turns. Try crouching down. Make ballerina turns with your hands swinging from side to side. Admittedly skiing like this may appear strange to bystanders, but if you keep your body in a constant state of movement you will warm up your balance and brain. And remember to smile, take in the scenery and enjoy being back on skis for your first run of the season. ◆ Anik Gaumond, CSIA Level 4, Level 2 Course Conductor MY FIRST RUN OF THE SEASON T he first run of the season is always met with excitement. Over the years I have changed the way I approach mine. Years ago, I believed that I could just pick up where I left off from the previous season and I did not think that conditions made any difference in the way I skied. Now with 25 years experience under my belt I know better; starting my day and my season by warming up yields far better results. There are as many warm up variations as there are individual skiers. However, three components are usually taken into consideration for an effective warm up; Cognitive, Emotional and Physical. Cognitive is anything to do with motor learning, balancing challenge (varying difficulties of a task) and repetition. Emotional is our ability to be aware and manage our emotions for optimal performance. Physical, simply put, is our fitness level. My first few runs will vary depending on how I feel, what my goal is, if I am nursing an injury or what the snow conditions are. Here are some warm up ideas that can be incorporated in your first run this season:
  8. 8.   •   F A L L 2 0 1 5   •   O N T A R I O     ||    9 INTERSKI2015 I t is really surprising how small the ski world is. For one fantastic week, the Canadian Interski team was over 10,000 km away from home and yet I heard the same technical language and science-based approach to skiing that we use in Canada. In Canada, this model is called Experiential Education. The common terminology I heard from the Fins, Austrians, Americans, British and the Swiss was Task, Reflection and Experience. Many countries were interested in our teaching concepts. During Canada’s on- snow workshop the Austrians provided positive feedback; they liked how we focus on developing our teaching skills. The Irish agreed. The US is also keen to share ideas. After watching the technical presentations of some of the top skiers in the world I am proud to say that the CSIA is looking strong and ranks well within the top five. This is saying a lot considering that some of the other countries were represented by former World Cup ski racers.   WHERE DO WE STAND? The CSIA is heading in the right direction. We have been practicing decision-based training by engaging the learner through questioning. This is one of the basic skills needed when using the Experiential Education Model. WHAT WAS FRESH AND NEW? The Italians use many varied props. Everything from templates that lay on the snow to show students where to place their ONE WEEK AT THE BOTTOM OFTHEWORLD skis, e.g., in wedge, parallel or side stepping positions, to brushes and gates to help make the learning area a fun and exciting place for new skiers. They also use headsets to ensure that students can hear their instructor throughout their lesson.   WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? We need to spread an understanding of Experiential Education to more of our instructors by demonstrating this teaching model at every opportunity. Moreover, we must continue to create decision-based learning where the objectives are quantifiable.  We also need to develop our terrain based learning environments to better enable our instructors to improve the skiing of their students. Building features that will help develop specific skills such as balancing, pivoting and edging. The features could be built with snow or by using brushes, gates and props that encourage skill development. Even though we were thousands of miles away at the bottom of the world, it is clear that ski teaching and skiing is alive and well in Canada. ◆ Steve Young, CSIA Level 4, Level 4 Course Conductor
  9. 9. 10  ||    O N T A R I O   •   c s i a o n t a r i o . c o m   • FASHIONtrends W hat will we see on the slopes this winter? Lots of colour. The neon aspect has been lowered a tiny bit to reduce reflection off the snow, but colour remains rich and saturated.  Bright colours have been on display at sporting events all year long including the most recent US Open where we saw Federer in bright white and hot pink and Serena Williams in hot pink and orange. The skiwear world is totally in trend with the rest of the sports world. The big advantage we have is that we always have a white backdrop to make our colours look even better. WHAT TOWEAR ONTHE SLOPES WOMEN Bright colour is trending for women’s ski wear. Pink, purple, yellow, lime, apple green, bright blues and indigo blue are dominating the sales racks. Along with this, texture is being created out of colour mixes like persimmon and coral oranges to create Channel-like tweeds. With the brights, you should mix and match your jacket and pants or throw in a tweed, houndstooth or herringbone pant for contrast. This throw back to the 60’s and 70’s continues with colour blocking and stripes. Women will also see a fit that has been made sleek by using stretch fabrics and quilted pattern designs that are flattering to the body. This European influence is also evident with removable fur collars.Ron Wolch, Key Account Manager - Schure Sports/Karbon
  10. 10.   •   F A L L 2 0 1 5   •   O N T A R I O     ||    11 NEW LOCATION 11005 Yonge St Richmond Hill LIKE US ON 905-883-5586 1-888-KENMARK NORTH Get Ready for Winter today! CELEBRATING 35 YEARS pro dealspro deals fittings fittings footbeds footbeds Junior trade-in programJunior trade-in program MEN Men should look for bright colour like Olympic blue, apple and lime green, bright yellow and orange. If you must have black or grey, look for clothing that is teamed with brightly coloured zippers and slashes of colour. Go for coloured pants to amp up the fun factor. Black or grey pants are still boring even if your jacket is bright. The fit is sleek. That oversized or baggy jacket and pant is going out of style. Great stretch fabrics, some which contain up to 12% elasten/spandex, now allow for a closer fit and lots of freedom for movement. You’ll even find down insulated jackets are quilted on the inside and smooth on the outside to remove that “Michelin Man” appearance. You are definitely going to see a retro look with a modern twist in styles for both men and women. Stripes down the arms and across the chest are building momentum. ◆
  11. 11. 12  ||    O N T A R I O   •   c s i a o n t a r i o . c o m   • O ne of the main differentiating factors between expert and intermediate skiers is the line they take. Expert skiers use line, the con- nection between turns, and turn shape to create performance and manage speed. Intermediate skiers in pursuit of greater performance skip or rush the beginning of the turn, arguably the most crucial part of the turn, and end up being forced to use the finish of the turn to slow down. The following concepts will help you develop an expert turn. It starts with tactics – Look for and vis- ualize the round line you want to ski. Most intermediate skiers manage a round line through the end of the turn. To make the leap towards expert skiing, you must learn to see the round line from the finish to the top of the new turn. above Managing the release and redirection of the skis is critical. When crossing the fall line the pressure builds. At this point you should begin to release the pressure by allowing the legs to flex and edges to flatten. Do this slowly, patiently, without rotating the skis from their path. The new turn is ahead of you, not down the hill. Your skis will do what they are designed to do (turn) without extra input. left Stay connected to the snow by moving from outside ski to outside ski. As you release pressure from the old outside ski, allow your momentum to carry your center of mass to the outside of the new turn and connect you firmly to the new outside ski. This will create the engagement required for a powerful, round turn entry. below Mastering these simple steps will give you access to greater ski performance, more con- trol over your speed and allow you to enjoy the sensations of truly advanced skiing. ◆ JF Beaulieu, CSIA Level 4, Level 4 Course Conductor & Jonathan Ballou, PSIA Level 3, Level 3 Course Conductor SKILLdevelopment TACTICS OF EXPERTSKIING CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO!
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  13. 13. 14  ||    O N T A R I O   •   c s i a o n t a r i o . c o m   • HALLOFfame A t the spring AGM and awards dinner, two very deserving individuals were inducted into the CSIA Ontario Hall of Fame for their incredible dedication to the sport of skiing and the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance. IAN SMITH Posthumously inducted, Ian is recognized for his vision to see future opportunities for people and ski programs. Achieving his Level 3 certification in 1970 was only the beginning of an impressive 28-year ski teaching career. As an instructor and Snow School Director, Ian contributed many years of passion, leadership and professionalism to our sport. From 1976 to 1996, Ian attracted a highly skilled and qualified group of instructors, including many certified Level 4’s to Osler Bluff Snow School. He empowered these instructors to create and develop successful programs including adult racing, snowboarding and women’s programs. Ian is remembered for encouraging his instructors to continually develop their skills to meet a high standard of excellence. BRIAN DONATO Within a decade of being certified as an instructor in 1984, Brian achieved his Level 4 certification. As a well respected member of our ski community, Brian certified many Level 1, 2 and 3 instructors who would also go on to achieve their Level 4 certifications. Brian has demonstrated leadership in our organization as Snow School Director of Hockley Valley, Eastern Representative and Chair of CSIA National Technical Committee in the 1990’s and representing CSIA around the world as an instructor in Switzerland, Andorra and New Zealand. With an impressive career history of teaching and developing ski pros, Brian is well known for his capacity to empathize with and encourage fellow instructors to achieve their personal goals. Brian is an excellent addition to our CSIA Ontario Hall of Fame. ◆ CSIA ONTARIO HALL OF FAME IAN SMITH BRIAN DONATO
  14. 14.   •   F A L L 2 0 1 5   •   O N T A R I O     ||    15 AWARDS ANGELA DESHARNAIS Alpine Ski School JUDY JONES Batawa Ski Hill GRAHAM WHITE Beaver Valley Ski Club BOB LIDSTONE Blue Mountain Snow School RAY WON Boler Mountain FRASER LEE Brimacombe Snow School MADELINE HICKEY Caledon Ski Club TAYLOR WHITE Chicopee Snow School EDWARD IRVINE Craigleith Ski Club TERRANCE GAVAN Dagmar Snow School ERIN CURTIS Devil’s Glen MARK RASMUSSON Earl Bales Ski/Snowboard Centre GRANT HEMRICA Glen Eden Snow School SCOTT WINCHESTER Hidden Valley Ski Club KATHLEEN MCCABE High Park Ski Club JADE REEVES Horseshoe Resort TOMAS SALVADOR Lakeridge Ski Resort STEPHANIE CHARBONNEAU Mansfield Ski Club NEIL HARRIS Mount Chingacousy GARY HAYBALL Mount Pakenham MARK SZWARC Mount St. Louis/Moonstone ARKADY RATNER North Toronto Ski Club VICTORIA WIJNBERGEN Osler Bluff Ski Club ZACK MAVILLE Searchmont CHRISTINA WILSON Sir Sam’s Snow School SERGE BULIGAN Skyloft CONOR DOYLE Snowhawks Ski and Snowboard School (Ottawa) JESSICA DONSKOVA Snowhawks Ski and Snowboard School (Toronto) CHRISTIAN BILODEAU Snow Valley LACY MUNDAY Teens on Edge AWARD OF MERIT RECIPIENTS PRESENTED BY TSSA TSSA SAFETY AWARD ANGELA DESHARNAIS OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD KNUTE DOHNBERG AND MICHAEL WEISS LEVEL 1 COURSE CONDUCTORS GARETH CORRIGAN AND CHAD MCKEAN 2015CSIA ONTARIOAWARDS
  15. 15. 16  ||    O N T A R I O   •   c s i a o n t a r i o . c o m   • LEVEL 1 Keemia Abbaszadeh Martin Abel Kristen Abel Charlotte Abrams Wiech Adam Tiffany Adams Alexandre Adcock Michelina Aguanno Bianca Aiello Ethan Alcaide Libby Alger Erin Alizadeh Samantha Allison Garry Almond Angela Aloysius Scarfo Alysia Alexandra Amendola Maks Andrejczuk Paulina-Kate Annett Kaitlyn Ardill Mark Armstrong Taylor Armstrong Justina Armstrong Max Aston Sanjana Atheray Matthias Aubert Justin Baarbe Josiah Baarbe Ben Bader Kelly-Anne Bailey Anique Baillon Nancy Baird Nemanja Bajsanski Morgan Ballard Gwyneth Balogh Audrey Balogh Courtney Bamford Alexandru Bancila Jacob Barnes Sean Barrett James Barry Lyn Barsevskis William Bartlett Rhea Basu William Bateman- Hemphill Evan Bauman Courtney Bayer Alexandra Baynes David Beamish Jake Beauparlant Gavan Beggan Laurent Belanger Anna Belot Michelle Bendeck Madeleine Bennett David Bennett Genevieve Bernier Ray Berry Meghan Berton Cameron Bertouche Kaylin Bettings Meili Betty Isabelle Bevan Natalie Bevan Kadi Biel Mark Birnie Gillian Bisset Shannon Black Sara Blackwell John Blair Mackenzie Blakeley Elizabeth Blakslee Holly Blefgen Reed Bodwell Brook Boehlke Mia Bojic Andrew Boland Skylar Bolton Leo Bonner Barrett Emily Boone Wyatt Boothby Jessica Borgers Mackenzie Born Mauraine Bos Veronique Boudreault Eric Bourdon Emma Bowins Marko Bozic Milan Bozic Lindsey Bradley Jeffrey Brandys Matthew Brenzel Courtney Brown Emma Brown Diane Brunetti Kaija Bryans Scott Buchanan Rory Buchanan Hugh Buckeridge Eve Burgess Devon Burmeister Jamie Burnett Mary Burt Lynn Bury Ashley Butler Sarah Butt Liz Buzza Jimmy Cabello Cathryn Callegari Mackenzie Cameron Matthew Cameron Emma Cameron Andrew Campbell Donald Campbell Samantha Candler Samuel Cantor Anthony Carosi Caelan Carr Jessica Carradine Sebastian Carrasco Trenton Cawston Zachary Chabai Nicholas Challis Aidan Chalmers Bonnie Chan Annabelle Chan Jenny Chan Linnea Chappell Hanif Charania Christopher Charlton Sam Charlton Evan Chaytor Karen Cheek Jon Cheek Ashley Chen Christopher Chesham Lauren Chisholm Aidan Chiu Jasper Choi Eric Cholasta Astrid Cioata Gilbert Claire Regan Clark Joshua Clark Karen Clarke Trevor Clough Kaitlyn Clow Quinton Cochran Chrishna Code Simon Cohen Bram Cole Julia Cole Camille Coleman Emilia Comsa Adrien Congourdeau James Connor Joel Cooke Calvin Cooper Brittany Cooper Ian Corbett Patrick Corcoran Sophie Cowan Chris Cowan Aubrey Creasor Scott Cronin Jennifer Cross Russell Cuddie Robert Cuel Patrick Cusimano Sanja Cvetanovic Anna Dalbianco Ethan D’Amato Colin Darling Imran Datoo Sora Davidson Caroline Davis Christine Davis Andrew Dawydchak Justin De Faria Nathan De Matos Christine Delorme Camille Dembski Maverick Dent Jacob Dern Sarah Despatie Bryn Desroches Monica Devey Jordan Di Febo Jason Dickinson Jordyn Dickson Elissa Dignard Braedon Dillon Marissa Dillon Camille Dime Rene Dimond Dong Dina Alessia Dinardo Claire Dirks Megan Dommerholt Noah Donaghue Ted Donaldson Maelle Donato Kielan Doo Charles Doris Paula Doucette Trevor Douglas Keely Douglas Mark Draper Adam Drewry Kevin Drury Alex Dube Alexandra Duff Francis Duguay Gabriel D’Ulisse Richard Dulude Kole Dunbar Andrew Dunkley Kevin Dyce Joseph Dyer Bryce Ebisuzaki- Mackay Kaitlyn Eccleston Nicholas Edge Andreas Egger Lauren Eldred Tyler Ellerbeck Joshua Elliott David Elliott Jordan Enns James Eso Troy Everson James Eydt Melanie Eymann Fillip Fahrendorff Joanne Fahy McGregor Fair Sarah Fairbrother Carina Fascinato Zane Feder Sophia Ferraro Joseph Ferri Emily Field Giancarlo Filicetti Anthony Fiorenza Jamieson Fisher Olivia Fitzpatrick Abel Fok Tim Foley Alina Fomichova Graham Fong Robert Ford Sigourney Forsyth Carly Fournier Hugh Fox Gavin Francis Maris Fraser Josh Freedman Gaby Freedman Ellis Frost Gavin Fuchs Heather Gale Gillian Galea Claire Gallagher Timea Galpin Sadie Galvin-Hynes Stephanie Gambin Jamie Gaon Sarah Gardiner Samuel Garland Hannah Gartland Brendan Garvey Connor Gaskell Ally Gaunt Julia Gergek Liz Gerrie Skye Gibson Hunter Gibson Bryce Gilchrist Brianna Gilfoy Charlotte Gill Richard Gillespie Michelle Gilmour Emanuel Gingl Annette Girard Noah Givertz Szonyi Mullen Glenn Patrick Gogan Emily Goldman Rebecca Goldszmidt Abby Gomes Connor Good Estelle Goodwin Megan Gooley Sarah Goulbourne Madison Gracey Deanna Graci Cirincione Natalie Graham Riley Grant Emma Grant Mackayla Gravelle Ian Greer Nicholas Grisar Tina Grubisa Giulia Guadagni Jayson Habib Ben Hackett Sean Hackl Gaby Haddad Michael Haggerty Levi Hahamovich Brendan Halfhide Meaghan Hall Troy Hall David Halpin Isaac Hamel Michael Hamilton Daniel Hamzeh Kyuwon Han Sophie Hanson Angela Hart Max Hayward Matthew Hazelton Peter Hazy Yifan He John Headrick Noah Heagle Clare Hearn Ryan Hearn Thomas Hebbert Adam Hebrawi Wendy Heit Griffin Helwig Jackson Hemphill Cara Henson Alexander Hermosa Stephen Hesler Raylene Hickey Shawn Higgins Stephanie Higgs Kevin Highet Joshua Hill Clarence Ho Jessica Hodgson Brian Hoey Nick Hofland Jordan Hogg Riley Holierhoek Benjamin Holmlund Sam Holzberg Rose Honsberger Christopher Hopper Brigid Howard- Waddingham Josh Howatt Addie Howell Carol Hrabi Matthew Hroch Shaelynn Hsu Zachary Hsueh Alexandra Hughes Holly Humphreys Myles Humphreys Sarah Humphries Kant Hung Oliver Hunt Jackson Hunter Kathleen Hunter John Hunter Brenna Hurley Matthew Husson Nicholas Huter Jacob Huter Oliver Huycke Christopher Inch Laura Inglis- Eickmeier Alexandra Jabouri Nadia Jahoor Katrina Jahoor Sarah James Ben James Emily Janecek Patrick Janega Kari Jasmin Erik Jentsch Jesse Jiang Tyler Jobe Matthew Jobson Tyler Johnson Reid Jonas Jonathan Jordan Matthew Joseph Todd Joy Alex Jurgutis Maria Kadomtseva Stephen Kahn Ian Karovitch Roy Katznelson Josh Kay Nicole Kayrala Max Keleher Hayden Kelso Randi Keltz Bridget Kennedy Daniel Khalil Domin Kim Dohyun Kim Cole Kimbell Emi Kinoshita Scout Kolynko Hayley Kostrey Ryan Kostur Akash Kothari Sagar Kothari Ben Kovala Juliana Kowalenko Emily Kraft Luka Kremic Marcel Krolczyk Kurt Kruen Todd Kubicki Erin Kulba Thomas Kulin Roman Kulyk John Kuncic Anthony Kunkel Max Kurkjian Daniel Kwon Joe Labonte Sadie Lafontaine Adam Lafreniere Tessa Lahti Tyler Laine Simon Lalonde Kieran Lalor Juliette Lamb Phil Landry Andrew Lapchinsky Eileen Larochelle Austin Larocque Morgane Lascelles Mario Lascelles Henri Lavallee Estelle Laville Kiefe Lawrence Kai Laxdal Gerrard Leach Ben Leatherdale Robert Leck Kaleb Leclerc Kathleen Lecuyer Sydney Leicht Emma Leishman John Lennox Emily Leslie- Stevenson Frank Levec Xander Lewis Rosamund Lewis James Lexovsky Samantha Li Rui Ting Liang Bo Liang Don Liddell Daniel Liddell Bender Lily Yang Lin Erica Lindsay Alison Ling Kaleigh Logan Phoebe Lombard Jordan Loo Jakob Lopez Noah Losani Gabrielle Loucks Nichola Loudiadis Maureen Loukes Callum Love Danielle Lovell Taylor Lynne Lowery Mark Lowery Zhi Zhong Lu Alexia Lucas Chloe Lucas Edward Lucas- Rowe Mark Luckett Ella Lukasik William Lupton Kristen Lutz Shengtao Ma Marc Macaulay Carson MacCormac Neil MacDonald Alana MacDonald Martha MacDonald Brandon MacDonald Charles MacDonald Jodi MacDonald Ciara MacKay Alexander MacKay Kailum MacKenzie Stephen Mackey Becky Mackey Zoe MacLaren Collin MacLeod Jacob MacPhee Jake MacPherson Alex MacPherson Gord Maddison Berit Maddison Kara Madison Gage Magee Mike Mahler Zhao Manli Monika Marcekova Madelaine Mareschal Luke Marinelli Joshua Marrable Claudio Martin Genevieve Martin Geneva Mason Michele Masson Ryan Matte Kathryn Matthews Zachary Maville CONGRATULATIONSTO THE CSIA ONTARIO MEMBERS WHO WERE SUCCESSFUL IN BECOMING CERTIFIED AS A NEW LEVEL 1, 2, 3, 4, OR SNOWPARK INSTRUCTOR!
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  17. 17. 18  ||    O N T A R I O   •   c s i a o n t a r i o . c o m   • INmemory IRIS JANIE HENDERSON 1938-2015 Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, ski instructor and model; Iris was always proud of her CSIA accomplishments, achieving her CSIA Level 2 and CSCF Level 1. Iris first began teaching in Toronto at Centennial Park before making the move to Collingwood where she would teach at Blue Mountain and Toronto Ski Club and meet her husband Peter de Vries. In the fifteen years of teaching at Blue Mountain, Iris developed a ladies program and won awards for the most requested private lessons. After retirement, she continued to use skiing as a way to connect with people and worked with Skican where she hosted many Familiarization trips to ski resorts in the United States and Europe. Iris is remembered fondly by her family, friends and ski community. JIMMIE GEORGAS 1926-2015 Jimmie will be remembered for his zest for life and sports. In 1989, he was inducted into the CSIA Ontario Hall of Fame for his high- achieving accomplishments and continued dedication to the sport of skiing. It all began at the age of 10 when Jimmie started skiing in Owen Sound at Bay Four Seasons and went on to win many Ontario championships as a racer and ultimately ski for Canada’s National Team in the 1950 World Championships in Aspen, CO. Later in life he continued to be a fierce competitor in the Masters Series claiming Golds at Provincials and Nationals and Bronze in the 1989 World Cup Masters International Series. Coach, Instructor, Snow School Director are all part of Jimmie’s vast history. As a CSIA Level 2 Instructor he worked at Blue Mountain for decades as well as Dagmar and retired ski hill, Bay Four Seasons. Jimmie dedicated his time and talent to developing ski racing and teaching in Ontario and will be remembered as a true pioneer of our sport. PHOTOCREDIT:janeiSTOCKID:8442599
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  19. 19. 20  ||    O N T A R I O   •   c s i a o n t a r i o . c o m   • A skier’s experience can be made or broken by his or her interactions with ski instructors. Here is a diagram that maps out the customer experience of a new skier. A skier’s experience is, unfortunately, not always positive; long lines, inclement weather and even fear can affect his or her enjoyment. Interactions with us as ski pros can help improve the overall guest experience and help new skiers avoid the common pitfalls found during their first day on the slopes. HOW YOU CAN MAKE THE RENTAL SHOP GO WELL: • Great ski schools often have ski instructors helping in rental shops prior to the start of beginner lessons. Provide simple equipment fit advice, help clients fetch gear and guide them through the rental shop. • Make sure to get them to the learning centre. Escort them and help with their equipment. THINGS TO CONSIDER: • Check your clients clothing to make sure they are dressed well for the weather. • Make sure they don’t overheat in the rental shop. HOW YOU CAN MAKE THE INTRO GO WELL: • Be open and friendly with your new clients, your students are your focus right now. • Share your enthusiasm. • Tailoryourapproachtoyourstudent,readhisor herbodylanguageadjusttofittheirneeds. • Set a positive tone for the lesson and ask questions to establish a relationship. THINGS TO CONSIDER: • The introduction to a lesson is CRITICAL, it’s your chance to set a positive tone, learn about their needs and establish TRUST. • Not all learners are the same, work to understand their background in sports and other activities. HOW YOU CAN START THE LESSON WELL: • Give a BRIEF explanation, SHOW them and let them TRY. • You should be very active at this point, climbing the hill with them, showing examples many times, helping them up, physically guiding them to success. • Be visible and use your outside voice. GUESTexperience MAPPINGTHEBEGINNER EXPERIENCE
  20. 20.   •   F A L L 2 0 1 5   •   O N T A R I O     ||    21 • Try different methods to convey concepts if they’re not getting it right away. THINGS TO CONSIDER: • Terrain conditions, adjust speed and hill choice to their needs. • Confidence and or level of anxiety. • Learning styles, group dynamics. HOW YOU CAN MAKE EXPLORING THE MOUNTAIN GO WELL: • Now you’re the GUIDE as well as the instructor, make them more aware of their surroundings and share interesting stories. • Give them the essentials of lift and hill safety, don’t be afraid to reinforce these concepts. • Remember they are also learning how to navigate the mountain while acquiring new skills so keep it simple. • Watch their energy level, don’t push them too hard. THINGS TO CONSIDER: • Skiers Responsibility Code. • Resort lift safety rules. • Class control Duty of Care. • The mountain environment will be new to your students, they may be afraid, make sure to be clear in your directions and remain close at hand. HOW YOU CAN END THE LESSON WELL: • Make sure to end on a positive note (e.g., the final successful challenge, the hero run on easier terrain, etc.). • Summarize what they’ve learned and accomplished during the lesson. If you’re teaching a child, make sure to pass the message on to the parent. • Thankthestudentfortheireffortandattention. • Give them practical concepts to remember while skiing on their own. THINGS TO CONSIDER: • Give the student a ‘souvenir’ that provides a focus for the student. For example, write a few tips on the back of your business card or give a child a small gift like a sticker. • Determine what is appropriate terrain for the student and make sure to communicate this. ◆ Jamie Innes, CSIA Level 4, Level 2 Course Conductor
  21. 21. 22  ||    O N T A R I O   •   c s i a o n t a r i o . c o m   • OURhistory T he origins of downhill skiing at the Owen Sound Ski Club began in beautiful Harrison Park in the 1940’s with the roughing out of a couple of trails on the west slope of the park. Some years later in the 1950’s, a rudimentary truck powered rope tow was installed and membership grew by leaps and bounds. Also in the early 50’s, thanks to the entrepreneurial and well known ski champions, the Georgas brothers – Louis, Bill, Jimmie and Earl – the Bay Motor Inn was built just south of the city on Hwy 10. Across the road and a few hundred yards to the west, a few more ski trails were cut through the rock outcroppings and a rope tow was installed at what became known as East Rocks. As winter sports grew ever more popular in the area, Louis, the “can-do” of the Georgas clan, knew he had to find a higher ski hill with variable terrain that would attract skiers from southern Ontario. After scouting the hilly region and pouring over local contour maps, Louis found a 300 foot high north facing hill just outside of the town of Chatsworth. The Bay Ski Village opened to much local fanfare in 1958 with two trails, a home-made T-bar and a small warming hut. Word spread and within a couple of seasons, buses full of aspiring beginner and novice skiers started THEBAYSKIVILLAGE OwenSound arriving from southern Ontario and even Michigan and Ohio. They came to ski, but they also came to party. The perfect place for partying was the Bay Motor Inn back on Hwy 10. With the able help of transplanted German ski jumper and popular ski instructor, Wolfgang Winkel, more downhill ski runs were cut, another T-bar and a short home-made single chair and junior rope tow were installed, a 60 m ski jump was constructed and a used Ontario Hydro Bombardier was bought to groom all the runs. But the most popular addition was a large, modern day lodge with a heated swimming pool. This perfectly complimented Bill and Jimmie’s successful learn-to-ski program. The CSIA and SOSZ were also running certification courses and ski competitions at The Bay adding to its reputation. At its peak in popularity in 1967/68, the Georgas boys had made their complimenting Bay Ski Village and Bay Motor Inn facilities the places to ski and après-ski until it’s closure in the mid- seventies. ◆ Knute Dohnberg, CSIA Level 4, Level 2 Course Conductor
  22. 22.   •   F A L L 2 0 1 5   •   O N T A R I O     ||    23 T oronto’s Don Valley Ski Centre was located near Lawrence Avenue and the Don Valley Parkway at the end of Old Lawrence Avenue and opened in the fall of 1954 by Miller Paving Company. Miller Paving vice-president Jake Robbins, not only wanted to keep his paving staff employed over the winter, but wanted a place for his skiing kids to train mid week. All of his children went on to become members of the Ontario Ski Team. Derek and Linda were members of the Canadian Ski Team. Derek competed in the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan and Linda married Crazy Canuck, Ken Read. The Don Valley Ski Center was also the home of the Don Valley Racers Ski Club (DVRs). Notable members included Steve Podborski, Derek Robbins, Mike Robbins, Marilyn Robbins, Linda Robbins, Paul Carson and Damien Greg Lee. Every autumn, Miller Paving would back their huge air compressors into the shed and hook them up to the pipelines buried up the slopes to provide air pressure to their homemade snowmaking system. Water was pumped out of the Don River which meant some days the snow was a little less white. To pack the runs they had a small bulldozer with metal screen rollers and used the front mounted blade to move the snow around. Before Don Valley closed in 1976, it had two rope tows on the beginner hill, two high speed rope tows for the advanced and intermediate slopes and a Poma lift on the far intermediate slope. Today, the return pulley tower for the high speed rope tow is all that remains standing. ◆ Dan Genge, CSIA Level 4 and former Don Valley Ski Centre Ski School Director 1972-74 DONVALLEY SKICENTRE
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  24. 24.   •   F A L L 2 0 1 5   •   O N T A R I O     ||    25 TURNshape W hen my big brother Rob and I were young kids, one of our favourite pastimes was playing with “Hot Wheels” dinky cars. We would commandeer the basement of our parent’s house and run elaborate car tracks with loops, banked corners and turns – it was an engineering lesson for five year olds. We would let our cars run down a ramp from half way up the staircase and watch the results we got. Building the banked turn was my job; building the loops was Rob’s job. Why am I explaining this? Because I use the same approach when I ski in various conditions as I did when I created the linked, banked turns for my dinky cars. In order to develop a platform under my feet when I ski, I need to make a progressive, deliberate steering effort. Too rushed would be like putting a “kink” in my dinky car course, and the car would fly off the track. Not enough turning effort also means that my dinky car won’t continue on the track. Comparing building dinky car tracks to my skiing helps me to understand why the top half of the turn and the bottom half of the turn need to be proportional. Adding a steering or “twisting” effort allows me to tighten the turn shape, but never at the expense of the “progressiveness” of the turn. A great way to practice this progressive approach is to start slowly and begin the top half of your turn by creating a wedge with your outside ski. Gradually match the inside ski for the last half of your turn; truly a must-have move for all good skiing. It’s a simple approach, but skiing is more like Tai Chi than arm wrestling. Go pick up a Hot Wheels dinky car set. It’s great for understanding skiing and loads of fun to play with as well. ◆ Sandy Gardner, CSIA Level 4, Level 4 Course Conductor and Professional Dinky Car Track Engineer HOWPLAYING WITHDINKY CARSMADEME ABETTERSKIER
  25. 25. 26  ||    O N T A R I O   •   c s i a o n t a r i o . c o m   • | JEFF SINCLAIR 705 727-8600 | JAMES SCOTT 705 790-2095 The Just For Fun Ski Club is for Ski Pros like you and your friends! ✓ Serious Fun Training from top Level 4 examiners ✓ Prepare for your next CSIA Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 ✓ Trips, Camps, Clinics and programs for everyone with daily video review JOIN THE FUN! JustForFun_Fall2015.indd 1 2015-09-24 1:45 PM Come join one of Canada’s best and busiest snow schools! Glen Eden is tucked in to the Niagara Escarpment and offers skiing and snowboarding programs to new sliders and experts alike. Work opportunities are available from part time to full time with competitive wages, and training opportunities that are second to none! Simon Holden Manager, Programs Services CSIA IV, CSCF II, CASI 4 Sarah Edwards Head Coach CSCF III, CSIA III WORK WHERE YOUPLAY Available Positions: • Ski, Snowboard, Coach • Level 1, EL • Level 2, DL • Level 3, PL • Level 4, PL Adv • Snow School Supervisors We look forward to having you join our team! AJ Leeming Snow School Manager CSIA IV, CSCF II Apply online learning starts here.
  27. 27. 28  ||    O N T A R I O   •   c s i a o n t a r i o . c o m   • JOBwatch COMPETITIVEPAYEMPLOYEEBENEFITS FUNWORKINGENVIRONMENT BESTTERRAINEASTOFTORONTO For more information, please contact: JAYNE FISHER | 905 983 6451 BrimacombeSnowSchoolisnowhiring CSIAandCASIinstructorsofalllevels, includingparkinstructors. Bothfull-andpart-timepositionsare availablewithflexiblehours (days/evenings/weekends). NOWHIRING! The Blue Mountain Snow School is currently hiring instructors for the winter season. Find more details at NOW HIRING! #WINTERWARRIOR DiscoveryWINTER IS FOR THE WARRIORS C M Y CM MY CY CMY K BMR-Winter-FY16-Recruitment-Discovery-CSIA.pdf 1 9/11/2015 9:40:31 AM Now Hiring GREAT PAY, GREAT TRAINING AND GREAT FUN Come work with The Heights Snowsports, a dynamic team that puts a great product on the snow. ­– Ski and Snowboard instructors and coaches needed ­– Free training every day ­– Free uniform ­– Set your own schedule Contact Snowsports Director Jeff Sinclair for application. PH. 705 835-7887 CLICK ON THE ADVERTISEMENTS TO BE DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITIES. NOW HIRING! COME JOIN OUR TEAM! Mansfield Ski Club, a private family oriented club located one hour north of Toronto, is currently looking for CSIA/CASI instructors, CSCF coaches and 2 CFSA freestyle coaches. Full time and part time positions available. We provide ongoing professional development and on snow training delivered by Level 3 and 4 instructors and coaches. We offer competitive daily wage rates for all staff and a comprehensive incentive package. Please direct all inquiries to: Gord Manuel What are you waiting for?
  28. 28.   •   F A L L 2 0 1 5   •   O N T A R I O     ||    29 JOBwatch View and Apply for Job Opportunities Contact us if you have any further inquiries after reviewing our FAQ’s, email City of Toronto Ski Snowboard Centres at Earl Bales and Centennial Park We offer extensive training and clinics! Positions Available Ski Instructors • Snowboard Instructors Ski Patrol Attendants • Lift Attendants NOW HIRING!My Snow School Inc. is owned and operated by me, Meredith Youmans. I am a Level 4 instructor and I am very passionate about skiing and riding! This season, I am looking for CSIA, CSCF and CASI instructors of all levels to work with my team at Dagmar Resort near Uxbridge! I can offer you: • A uniform at no cost! • Training by Level 3s and 4s! • A flexible working schedule! • A really up-beat and fun working environment! • Competitive pay rates and incentives! • Lots of home-made cookies and treats! To apply, please contact me at: T: 905-649-2002 x 22 E: I look forward to skiing with you this winter! 1220 Lakeridge Road Ashburn,L0B 1A0 My Snow School inc. at Dagmar Resort Dagmar_2.25x4.5.indd 1 2015-09-29 11:32 AM Join our team Part time Positions available CSIA + CASI LEVELS 1-4 SKI RACE COACHES - CSCF FREESTYLE SKI + SNOWBOARD OTTAWA MIDWEEK, AFTER SCHOOL AND MARCH BREAK PROGRAMS TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED TO ALL HILLS aPPly today toronto Contact: Mitch Gorski 416-487-5271 ottawa Contact: Harvey Brodkin 613-730-0701 SNOWHAWKS.COM SH-CSIA AD-2015.indd 1 2015-08-20 11:21 PM
  29. 29. 30  ||    O N T A R I O   •   c s i a o n t a r i o . c o m   • FINALthought T hat’s what telemark skiers tell us; free your heel, free your mind. Our reply? Get a heel piece – get a life! Truthfully I love the free heel feeling. Learn to ski on skis with no heel piece. It will do wonders for your balance. Check out my little bush skis in this photo. No heel piece, but I have skied in the forest, the mountains and at resorts like MSLM and Snow Valley. Without a heel piece you learn to keep your heels down when you bend your knees. Do this and your ankles bend. Ever feel your heels lifting in your boots? It’s not a boot fit issue it’s an ankle bend issue. Ski without a heel piece and you will sort it out. These gorgeous tracks were made by my friend Jeff. He was on tele skis, but he kept his heels down and made parallel turns. Maybe we should say “feel your heels, free your skiing”? Namaste. ◆ Rob Butler, CSIA Level 4, Level 3 Course Conductor “Free Your Heel, Free Your Mind”
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  31. 31. As a ski instructor, you strongly influence the conduct of those hitting the slopes. Positive guidance is especially critical for beginners to ensure they learn safe skiing behaviour right from day one. In partnership with CSIA, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) produced a training video that focuses on the safety role that ski instructors play and highlights the RideSmart Ski Lift Safety Program. To view the video, visit As an organization whose goal is to enhance public safety, TSSA appreciates your efforts to help us reach this goal. Collectively, let’s continue to work together to improve our record and stress the importance of hill and lift safety for all. |


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