Here are some frequently asked questions about our organization and what you can do to get involved!

Participant Requirements
What are the requiremetns needed to join the Canadian Ski Patrol?
Is it mandatory to attend the Open House?
Is it mandatory to attend an Experience Patrol Day or a Shadow Day prior to joining?
I have no previous first aid experience – can I still join?


First Aid Training
I have previous first aid training and/or a medical background (e.g. wilderness first aid, EMR, nurse, doctor, etc.) - does this qualify as a substitute for New Patroller training?
I patrolled a while ago with CSP – do I still have to take the new patroller course?
What happens if I am unsuccessful with my first aid exams?
What are the First Aid exams like?
I cannot make some in-classroom sessions – what are my options?
I cannot make the CPR course – what are my options?
I already have CPR Certification, do I have attend this session?


On Snow Training
What is the On-Snow ski/snowboard test like?
What is the on-snow requirement for Nordic Patrol?
What happens after I am successful with the on-snow exams?
What happens if I am unsuccessful with my On-Snow exams?
I cannot make the On-Snow training – what are my options?


I am unavailable to my ski sale shifts as part of my fundraising commitments – what can I do?


Ski Areas & Patrolling
Can I pick which ski area I want to patrol at?
I would like to patrol at a ski area outside of the Calgary Zone (e.g. Fernie, Kickinghorse), can I still sign up through the Calgary Zone?
What if I cannot make my monthly commitments?
How do I schedule my patrol days?
Can I patrol on weekdays?
Do I get to ski for free?
Can I patrol during the summer?


Do I need to buy my own equipment?
Where and when do I pick up my jacket and pack?


More Info
I am undecided if this is really for me – what are my options?
I still need more information – who do I contact?