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The Canadian Ski Patrol offers 75 years of tradition and professionalism.
5000 volunteer members in more than 230 ski areas

In 1941, a young osteopath from Toronto, Dr. Douglas Firth, was invited by the Canadian Amateur Ski Association to set up the first aid and rescue group to patrol the ski slopes. Since then, this non-profit organization has continued to grow with the Canadian snow sports industry. Today, the Canadian Ski Patrol, with its 5,000 volunteer members, provides first aid services in more than 230 alpine and nordic ski resorts across the country. Over the past two decades, the services offered by the CSP have gone beyond ski resorts: members maintain first aid services, medical support and coordination of a medical team for a range of sporting activities throughout the year.

  • Advanced first aid

    Each patroller is trained to handle a multitude of medical conditions and is therefore ready to intervene in any situation that may arise.

  • STANDARD TRAINING AT NATIONAL SCALE

    Patrollers must meet all the requirements of the CSP National Standard Training for First Aid and Snow Skills.

  • Federal accreditation

    The first aid training of the CSP is accredited by the Canadian government.

Reasons to become a member

You'll find us wherever Canadians play outside
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

That's why we patrol

Our partners

We are grateful to our partners for their contribution to making ski and outdoor recreation areas safer 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.
Amazon
Amazon
The CSP has an Amazon Associates account where four to six percent of each of your purchases is donated automatically to the Canadian Ski Patrol.
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.