Membership

MEMBER BENEFITS

10 Great Reasons Why You Should Become (& Stay) A Member!
The following benefits outlined have been obtained on your behalf by CASI. As a working Pro, or just a snowboarding enthusiast, these benefits could make a profound difference in your life, either financially and/or emotionally. Think about it for a moment, then pay your dues so that CASI can continue to serve you better.

1.  EQUIPMENT PRO DEALS

If for no other reason, pay your dues and take advantage of our "Pro Deals" and you could save hundreds of dollars on the purchase of your equipment this year.  The exact value of savigs varies between suppliers, but discounts for major equipment generally runs between 30-50% off the retail price. 

Once you've paid your dues you can then access the CASI Pro Deals page on our website at www.casi-acms.com, then enter your name and membership number and start saving.

Car Rentals:  Discounts with Enterprise Car Rentals (password:  1CA2097 & PIN: CAN).

2.  INSURANCE 

Liability Insurance:  If you are instructing*  or just freeriding and you're involved in an accident, CASI's Liability Insurance will cover you up to $10 million.  In a general way, our policy provides financial protectionn against claims for "bodily injury" or "property damage" to third parties and defense costs associated withi a lawsuit.

Accident/Disability Insurance:  You are eligible for this plan when performing your duties as an instructor* or participating in any activities sponsored by CASI within Canada for which compensation is received. You are also covered while traveling to or from your residence to your work site.
Lump sum benefits would be payable should you, as the result of an accident: die, lose a limb, or be dismembered. You would also be re-imbursed for your medical and dental expenses. In case of disability, we would provide you with a weekly indemnity (up to $500.00 /week).

Evaluator Disability Insurance: CASI provides WCB coverage to all Evaluators who teach courses on CASI’s behalf. For any WCB or Liability Insurance inquiries, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-877-976-2274.

3.  COMMUNICATIONS

CASI Website: Check out our website at casi-acms.com where you’ll find all the info on CASI, the latest course dates and locations, job postings, and articles of interest to Instructors and Resort Management alike. You can even pay your dues and register for courses on-line!

Social Media: Stay up to date with CASI’s Facebook, Youtube Twitter and Instagram.

E-Newsletter: CASI’s e-newsletter, which is published monthly, provides our members with the latest info on courses, regional news, job opportunities, articles of interest for instructors.

Toll Free Phone Lines: So that our members can contact us more easily, CASI provides toll free lines to our Head Office. So, if you have something to say, call us – it’s free! 1-877-976-2274

4.  SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

A scholarship program has been set up to help members advance to the next level. The scholarship comes in the form of a $200.00 bursary which can be applied to the certification course of their choice.
This program is open to all permanent Canadian resident CASI members who wish to advance their instructional qualifications and is ideally aimed at those wanting to get their Levels 3 and 4.
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please visit our website for submission criteria. Deadline: one month prior to the course being applied for.

Funding for these scholarships was initially provided by CASI. Contributions to the scholarship programs are invited, and depending on the funds available in any given year, the number of recipients may increase as the funds become available.

If you would like to donate funds to our scholarship program, please do so on your dues invoice, or you can contact Dan Genge, our Executive Director, toll free at: 1 877 976-2274 for more details.

5. INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

ISIA: How about teaching and riding free in other countries? Once you become a Level 4 Instructor you can apply to the International Ski Instructors’ Association (ISIA) for your International Rating and ISIA sticker.

Interski: Every four years all the skiing & snowboarding nations of the world get together to exchange ideas and methodology about their system of instruction. CASI has represented Canada since 1995 (Japan ’95, Norway ’99, Switzerland ‘03 and Korea ‘07, Austria ‘11, Argentina '15) and is very well respected on the world stage. CASI is looking forward to the next Interski congresses, in Bulgaria 2019.

6. JOB OPPORTUNITIES

By becoming CASI certified, you now have the opportunity to work anywhere in Canada or around the world as a Snowboard Instructor regardless if you’re ISIA rated or not. To assist you in obtaining employment, CASI publishes job opportunities on our website. Not only do we publish what’s available, based on the resort’s requests, we have published a directory of all snow schools in Canada and all of our Interski contacts, on our website. So if you would like to work at a particular resort, look them up in the directory and contact them through the numbers provided.

7.  NATIONAL CERTIFICATION COURSES

CASI’s mandate is to train and certify snowboard instructors, and to ensure that a national standard of safe and efficient snowboard instruction is maintained. This national standard of training, through the implementation of certification courses, training materials, manuals, seminars, and video productions, is constantly being developed and updated.

CASI offers four levels of Instructor Certification, Park Instructor Levels 1 & 2 courses, plus Level 2  & 3 Prep and Level 4 Exam Prep courses.

8.  ONLINE UPDATE PROGRAM

Update your certification with the latest details regarding CASI teaching techniques and organization news. Visit us at casi-acms.com and log-in to your member profile to access the update.

9.  NATIONAL INDUSTRY PARTNERS

CASI represents snowboarding and it’s members by being actively involved in the Canadian Ski/Snowboard Industry, as either a member, associate member, and/or partner with the following organizations:

Atlantic Ski Areas Association
Canada West Ski Areas Association
Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers
Canadian Avalanche Association
Canadian Ski Coaches Federation
Canadian Ski Council
Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance
Canada~Snowboard
National Snow Industries Association
Ontario Ski Resorts Association
Quebec Ski Areas Association

10.  NATIONAL PROGRAMS

CASI is continually trying to find ways to help the industry generate more business, better train our membership, and ultimately creating a need for more instructors in Canada. The following programs have been very successful: the Instructor Training Program, Resort Trainer’s Manual, CASI Training Videos, QuickRide Program, and the QuickRide Rider Improvement Program, Quickride.ca web site, and the Snow School Promotions Guide. We also offer a Resort QuickRide Update.

* Must be working for a recognized snow school

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Mission: To promote the sport of snowboarding, snowboard instruction and the profession of snowboard teaching in Canada by training and certifying snowboard instructors to ensure that a national standard of safe and efficient snowboard instruction is maintained.

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REGIONAL COORDINATORS

DAN GENGE, ATLANTIC REGIONAL COORDINATOR
casiatlantic@casi-acms.com
GENEVIÈVE PILOTTO, QUEBEC REGIONAL COORDINATOR
acmsquebec@casi-acms.com
DOUGLAS MOODER, ONTARIO REGIONAL COORDINATOR
casiontario@casi-acms.com
DAN GENGE, MANITOBA/SASKATCHEWAN REGIONAL COORDINATOR
casimansask@casi-acms.com
ANDREW MCCRANEY, ALBERTA REGIONAL COORDINATOR
casialberta@casi-acms.com
GREG DANIELLS, BRITISH COLUMBIA REGIONAL COORDINATOR
casibc@casi-acms.com

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