By Mat LeBlanc, Pro Deals Manager (

Having been a patroller for almost 20 years I have learned the many perks of being a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol. You get valuable training and friendships, and you get to help people, and all this while being outside on the mountain either skiing or snowboarding. We are a lucky bunch – and those only some of the benefits of being a member.

The access to so many pro deals because of membership to the CSP is an incredible advantage and privilege. The numerous companies offering us special pricing for a variety of top-of-the-line apparel, skis, snowboards, optics, and more is simply amazing. CSP members have access to more than 30 pro deals, and the list is growing.

Looking for apparel and technical clothing? The following companies have deals with the CSP:

Arc’teryx, Auclair, Avalanche, Helly Hansen, Ice Breaker, and Virus

If you are looking for skis and equipment, the list is even longer. Companies such as:

Elan, Head, K2, Raccoon, and now Tecnica/Blizzard/Nordica

For snowboards, we have a partnership with the industry leader:

Burton Snowboards

Maybe what you are looking for is optics, helmets, or some gear, we are covered:

Smith Optics, Julbo, Thule, or Traverse Rescue for packs or backpacks.

We also have new exciting deals with companies with new products like: Apex Ski Boot Systems

All these fantastic industry partners offer us the privilege of pro deal pricing, not because they need to but because they want to. They pride themselves on being partners with the Canadian Ski Patrol and for this we should be grateful and appreciate the access to all our pro deals. We should also remember to respect the deals as privileges, not to be abused.

Information on all our pro deals can be found on the members’ portion of our national website, as well as on the NDS, where much of the detailed information can be found.

Thank you to the team that puts many hours into building and maintaining great partnerships: Michael Hewett, Aaron Poutanen, and Geoff Scotton.

For any questions please contact Mat Leblanc at Enjoy your new gear.

The many benefits of membership in the Canadian Ski Patrol