Sandy Ward is a BC snowboard instructor and CASI Evaluator. Recently, Sandy has been working in partnership with Patagonia, and alongside friends Marie France Roy, Myia Antone and Leah Evans to write an article called "The History Beneath Our Feet" This article is a discussion between two indigenous women from different nations, and talks about culture, lands and what it's like to get out on the land from an indigenous perspective. Watch for this article to come out in early winter.

First off – congratulations! As a certified Level 1 Snowboard Instructor, you’ve shown that you have a good handle on the fundamentals of teaching and riding techniques. The question now is…what’s next?

So, you’ve decided to tackle another certification level – maybe it’s the Park 1 or 2 course, or Level 2 instructor, or even Level 3!

Training for your next level of certification can be a little overwhelming at first glance. By breaking down the process into smaller chunks you can chip away to make consistent improvements to both your teaching and riding. With a little focused effort, you’ll reach your goals more quickly and hopefully have a little fun while doing it.

Below are some guidelines to help you improve your teaching and riding.

Over the course of the spring and summer this year the team of staff and Directors at CASI-ACMS underwent a review of our Strategic Plan in an effort to ensure the association remains relevant to the snowsports industry, continues to serve our members to the highest standards, and has a clear direction for the future.

We engaged with a consultant who has extensive experience in the snowsports industry to help guide us through the process. Initially planned as an in person workshop in the spring of 2020 we obviously had to adapt and instead opted for a series of online sessions engaging staff and directors from all regions across the country.

*Update April 8, 2022: The COVID-19 Vaccination requirements have been discontinued*

After much consideration and deliberation, CASI-ACMS has decided to implement a COVID-19 vaccine requirement policy for all participants of our courses and programs during the 2021-22 season. Any members, staff, or evaluators participating in CASI-ACMS courses, exams, or member sessions this season will need to provide proof of double vaccination at the start of the program. The final details of the policy and implementation will be released shortly but we wanted to give everyone the most notice possible.

Another off-season is wrapping up, and the CASI team has been hard at work since last spring in updating and improving our programs. We’re excited and optimistic for the coming season. Read below for some key information regarding technical updates and changes!

Back in the 1970's, skateboarding and skiing had a baby and they named it snowboarding.

On the heels of its Olympic debut, 23 years after snowboarding, it seems appropriate to write about how skateboarding benefits snowboarders in the off-season. Skateboarding maintains our muscle memory and our mental strength in the off-season.

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