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The Canadian Ski Patrol has 75 years worth of tradition and professionalism
5,000 volunteer members at over 230 ski areas

In 1941, a young Toronto osteopath named Dr. Douglas Firth was asked by the Canadian Amateur Ski Association to organize and train a first aid and rescue group to patrol the ski hills. Since then, this non-profit/charitable organization has continued to grow along with the Canadian snow-sliding industry.

Today, Canadian Ski Patrol membership is 5,000 volunteers strong and offers services to over 230 ski areas from coast to coast, including alpine and Nordic.

Over the past two decades, CSP services have extended beyond the ski hill to offer first aid/medical support, and medical team coordination for a long list of sporting events.

  • Advanced First Aid

    Every patroller trained for various medical conditions, preparing them for almost any situation that may arise

  • Standardized Skill Set

    Patrollers must meet a minimum national standard of first aid training and on-snow skills to pass the national examinations standards of the program.

  • Federal Accreditation

    The CSP is federally accredited to provide first aid training in Canada.

Reasons to become a member

You will find us wherever Canadians play outdoors
Education & Training

As the leading authority in certifying ski patrollers and advanced first aid personnel for our on-snow resort partners, we are dedicated to the highest possible standards of education, certification and delivery in first aid and rescue services.

Year round events

Over the past two decades CSP services have extended beyond the ski hill to offer first aid/medical support, and full medical team coordination, for a long list of recreational, music and sporting events for many organizations.

Member Benefits

Include advanced first aid training, area access privileges nationally, electronic monthly newsletter, insurance coverage, legal support, contacts and references, lots of skiing, relationship with CSIA (Local), pro-deal/supplier discounts

Safety & Injury Prevention

Providing services in over 200 resorts across Canada, with approximately 5,000 highly trained volunteers on the slopes and trails, we promote safety and injury prevention.

Our Community

This is why we patrol

Our Partners

We are grateful to our partners for their contribution toward making ski areas and outdoor recreation safer across Canada.
Insurance Brokers Association of Canada
Insurance Brokers Association of Canada
IBAC added the CSP as an extended beneficiary of their existing national blanket campaign. More than 4,000 functional, high quality purple blankets and 800 posters are in use across Canada.
Avalanche
For more than 10 years, our uniforms have been produced by Avalanche Ski Wear, who have been manufacturing leading edge uniforms that meet the highest standards of the industry since 1986.
MBNA
MBNA
Through MBNA’s affinity program, a portion of all purchases made with the MBNA/Ski Patrol MasterCard go towards our safety programs and operations.
Johnson Insurance
Johnson Insurance
Owned by RSA Canada; one of Canada’s leading insurance companies, Johnson Insurance offers group insurance benefits to our members tailored to our members’ needs.