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“1971. Tragedy had struck and help was needed.” Read Bill’s Story to Find Out Why Your Donation Matters
This is a night I will never forget. As a Canadian Ski Patroller, there are moments that stick with you. This is one of those times. Picture it. 1971. If you think back to the early ‘70s, it was a time before smartphones, cable TV or even those old box answering machines with a cassette
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Ottawa, September 15, 2019 – The Canadian Ski Patrol is extremely pleased to welcome Tools4Boards as a new pro deal partner of Canada’s largest organization of volunteer first responders. “We are really happy to be able to provide our members across Canada with special access to Tools4Boards broad offering of innovative tuning gear and tools,
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The Canadian Ski Patrol’s success is made possible through the hard work and dedication of volunteers across the country. From coast to coast, our volunteers are positively impacting their communities year-round, at local snow resorts and off-hill events. We want to draw attention to the amazing contributions each and every volunteer makes throughout the year
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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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About Our Organization
The Canadian Ski Patrol offers 75 years of tradition and professionalism.
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.
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.
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.