Notable Past Patrollers

CSP MEMBER, GRAHAM SMITH 1969-2015

Graham Smith joined the CSP in Central Zone in 1969 and patrolled at a number of resorts that are long gone. He joined the zone’s instructor ranks fairly early in his patrolling career, moving through various positions including Central Zone VP Education…. Read more…

CSP MEMBER, ROBI ROCARELLI  1988-2021


Robi Roncarelli joined the CSP in 1988 and took his rookie training the next week at the Scarborough Training Centre. He joined the Skyloft patrol. Skyloft was a member-owned resort open on weekends and special days; had no snowmaking and a quaint chalet and was often referred to as the home for retired patrollers since it was so quiet. You had to remember to bring your own lunch… Read more…

CSP MEMBER, JOHN POTTS 1987-2019


John Potts joined the CSP in 1987 and was an active member in the zone for more than 30 years, all in Kawartha Zone. Most recently he was the patrol leader for the Kawartha Zone Patrol and for more than 16 years prior to that he was the patrol leader for Devil’s Elbow where he was rostered from the day he joined until that resort closed… Read more…

CSP MEMBER, GUY STEWART 1988-2016

Guy Stewart joined the Canadian Ski Patrol in 1988 as a member of Kawartha Zone at Dagmar Ski Resort having completed his 21st year this season.
He immediately became involved in leadership within his local patrol and his zone. Over the years he has held multiple APL roles at Dagmar… Read more…

CSP MEMBER, BILL ESDALE 1976-1996

Bill Esdale joined the Canadian Ski Patrol System in 1976 at the late age of 34 as a member of the Dagmar Ski Resort in Kawartha Zone. In 1979, he became the Patrol Leader of Dagmar; Read more…

CSP MEMBER, LIZ SINE 1954-1994

Elizabeth Sine joined the CSPS in Ontario in 1954. She became President, Training Officer and Treasurer of Eastern Zone in 1961. Read more…

CSP MEMBER, DON MACKENZIE 1960-1992

Don Mackenzie joined the Oshawa-Kirby Ski Patrol in 1960. The following year he was on the winning team at the Ontario Division first aid competition. Read more…

CSP MEMBER, DAN VOLMAN 1987-2016

Dan Volman joined the CSP in 1987 and quickly became a valued member of the (then) Oshawa Ski Club (now Brimacombe) patrol. Over the years he put in countless hours of volunteer time on snow and worked as the assistant patrol leader in charge of the social portfolio organizing such activities as ski lesson programs… Read more…

CSP MEMBER, TOM SEARS 1970-2002

Tom Sears joined the CSP in 1970. At the time he was the head of the physical education department at a school in Oshawa and frequently had to deal with athletic injuries and medical conditions of students, some more serious than others… Read more…

CSP MEMBER, STU JARVIS 1978-2006

The Life Membership Award is the highest award available in the CSPS. It recognizes the important contributions made by a special member over a period of at least ten years. Life members are seen to be the “leaders” and “builders” of our organization. Read more…

CSP MEMBER, TOM BENNETT 1977-1994

Tom Bennett had a major impact on the development of Nordic patrolling in Kawartha Zone and nationally. Read more…

CSP MEMBER, ROSS PENTON 1947-1999

Ross Penton, a member of the Toronto Ski Club since he was 12 years old, joined the Ski Patrol at the club in 1947. The first year he skied Summit (located in Richmond Hill, Ontario). following year he could visit other areas, Read more…