News from our 5/5 Blog
Attempt will take place across Canada on Canadian Ski Patrol Day, February 4 Ottawa, January 30, 2017 – On February 4, the skiing and snowboarding community across Canada – led by the Canadian Ski Patrol – will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for making the most snow angels at the same time in multiple
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By Mat LeBlanc, Pro Deals Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) Having been a patroller for almost 20 years I have learned the many perks of being a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol. You get valuable training and friendships, and you get to help people, and all this while being outside on the mountain either skiing or snowboarding.
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By Ryan Williams, CSP Panorama Patrol Leader (email@example.com) As the season starts we all pull out our gear, dust it off, feel bad about not tuning it before we put it away like we promised we wouldn’t do, and get it ready for another exhilarating year. Returning patrollers begin thinking about their ski areas and
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Abby Browne, Peter Jessamine, Emily Marcogliese, Allen Gates, Deb Woeller and Martin Hayles In late December 2014, four new recruits (Abby, Peter, Emily, and Allen) were undergoing optional on-snow training at Mont Ste. Marie, part of Gatineau Zone near Ottawa, with their instructor Deb, and patrol leader, Martin. They were completing a break in the
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On October 28, 2015, driving home during evening rush hour, CSP patroller Mark Nodwell stopped at a single vehicle accident on John Laurie Boulevard in Calgary, Alberta. The first responder on scene, other than several bystanders, Mark arrived well before fire fighters and emergency medical services. Looking inside the car, Mark immediately assessed the situation.
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By Mat LeBlanc, Pro Deals Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) The Apex Ski Boot system blends the comfort, fit and warmth of a snowboard boot with a revolutionary open chassis design that allows for performance skiing and boarding with walkability. Based in Golden, Colorado, Apex Sports Group was co-founded in 2006 by ski industry veteran Roger Neiley. The
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By Geoff Scotton, VP Brand and Partners (email@example.com) Our contacts at Head-Tyrolia and K2 have provided us with updated price lists for the CSP pro deals with the respective equipment makers and distributors. In the case of K2, the company is offering some early-bird offers with better-than-pro-deal pricing that need to be accessed by December
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By Michael Hewett, eStore Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) The CSP’s eStore has been up and running for a year now, offering CSP-branded casual clothing and other items through our partnership with BrandAlliance. Currently, we have limited edition 75th anniversary items with limited quantities. We invite you to visit the e-Store at http://estore.skipatrol.ca. It is attracting more and
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On Sunday, March 29, 2015, Len Fornelli was on duty at the Ski Vorlage ski area, in Wakefield, Quebec, part of Gatineau Zone. He watched a young skier do several fairly aggressive runs down the Birch Valley run and on his next pass noticed someone off the edge of the hill in the ditch; the
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On August 2, 2015, members of the Canadian Ski Patrol at Mt-Farlagne were providing first aid services for the annual Foire Brayonne 3-k, 5-k and 10-k race. By 10 a.m., the temperature was 23 C. With the humidity factored in, it felt more like 28. Hearing a call for help, Eric Marquis ran over and
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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.