News from our 5/5 Blog
If you’ve ever faced a dangerous situation on the slopes, you know a swift response is vital. Whether it’s hypothermia, frostbite, head injuries or snow immersion amongst many dangers, the Canadian Ski Patrol is there. Sometimes, the CSP even saves lives off the slopes. Sid Gaudry and his family have been a part of the
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You’re invited to join dedicated supporters who have contributed to the Canadian Ski Patrol’s mission for safer ski hills and events across Canada. Today, we’re encouraging you to consider becoming a Canadian Ski Patrol Summit Supporter. What is a Canadian Ski Patrol Summit Supporter? Canadian Ski Patrol Summit Supporters are generous donors who make cumulative
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When you have a passion for something, you are always striving to improve how you do it or how you support the organization that helps you do it. That’s how I feel about the Canadian Ski Patrol. I’ve loved skiing since I was a child and for more than 65 years, I’ve had a chance
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Meet the Canadian Ski Patrol’s first four-legged member! His name is Dieter. He’s a five year-old Golden Retriever who is both a validated Avalanche Rescue Dog with the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) and a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol. During the winter months, he works with Frank Lehniger at Castle Mountain Resort
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By Peter Spear, Life Member No. 14 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Canadian Ski Patrol members in the Calgary area and across the country are informally celebrating 50 years of providing avalanche education to patrol members and the public. It was in 1967 that a (then younger) Canadian Ski Patrol Life Member No. 14 Peter Spear teamed up with
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By Ken Lukawy, CSP National Avalanche Programs Coordinator (email@example.com) Temperatures are dropping, snow is accumulating, and keen backcountry skiers were shredding lines at places like Bow Summit in Banff National Park before the end of October. Along with getting our bodies and gear ready for the season, many of us also need to get our
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Stéphanie Bernier a ski patroller at the Mont Avalanche Mountain Resort in Laurentian Zone in her volunteer time. She’s also a police officer for the Cartierville neighbourhood of Montreal in her work life. This combination of CSP and police training enabled Stéphanie to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right
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Dean Innes and his co-worker Bill Hume were invited to attend the Edmonton Oilers versus the Chicago Blackhawks hockey game as guests of Shawn Sloman, their NAPA auto parts supplier’s representative on November 21, 2016. Ready for all the excitement of the evening, little did Dean know that most of the action was going to
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In June of 2015, CSP member George Holman was travelling in Toronto, Ontario, when he came across a motor vehicle accident. A car had hit a tree and although several people had already stopped it did not appear that any were actively attending to any persons involved. Without hesitation, George decided to stop and offer
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December 9, 2016 at a Lethbridge school was truly one for the books for patroller Carey Rowntree and two colleagues who worked as a team to save the life of one of their students. Teacher Nevin Morrison and a group of students were crossing an athletic field for their physical education class at their community
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On December 12, 2016, Michelle Ingall was on holiday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, about as far from the ski slopes as one can get both in terms of geography and state of mind. However, Michelle and her CSP training made a critical lifesaving difference that day. Michelle was among a group of onlookers when
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Enjoying an otherwise normal family day with his wife and 13-month-old daughter in December 2016, peace was sent into chaos due to a choking incident. Although under the watchful eye of Alexandre Desemery, his daughter was a little too eager while eating her snacks (children have a tendency to put too much food in their
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About Our Organization
The Canadian Ski Patrol has 75 years worth of tradition and professionalism
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.
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.
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.