News from our 5/5 Blog
May 3, 2020 Dear members of the Canadian Ski Patrol, This is the first communication in a new style and tone directly from the Board of Directors to you. We want to be as open, transparent, and collaborative with the membership as much as possible. Will we be perfect? Probably not, but our goal
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Dear Members, The CSP distributed a video message on Tuesday, April 14th about the CSP’s actions in response to COVID-19. Many of you have not seen the video due to technical difficulties with the email message. We removed the video from the CSP website on Wednesday due to messaging that required clarification. In my message,
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March 26, 2020 Recent reports in various media have identified that there is a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical staff during the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Understandably, patrollers have suggested that supplies held by patrols should be donated to assist. If a local authority makes such a request, local zones and
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March 25, 2020 Dear Members, On Sunday, March 22, 2020, the CSP National Board of Directors approved a resolution to cancel Altitude 2020 in Calgary due to the COVID-19 crisis. We are establishing a process to refund all registrations by March 31, 2020. All hotel rooms that were booked through the CSP will be
-> Continue reading Altitude 2020 is Cancelled
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.