Dear Canadian Ski Patrol member:

On February 3 we will be celebrating Canadian Ski Patrol Day at ski areas across the country. On that day, we will collectively – right across Canada – attempt an enormous Guinness world record. This is a repeat attempt that has been in planning for some time.

Building on the idea of the Canadian Ski Patrol as guardians on the snow, we have decided to again attempt to break the Guinness world record for “most people making snow angels (multiple venues)”. This year, we are excited to announce we will be joined in the attempt by the National Ski Patrol in the US. The attempt will take place on Canadian Ski Patrol Day, Saturday, February 3.

There were several reasons for choosing this record:

  1. It is a record that every hill, Nordic area and resort can participate in as one large group. Whether your area makes 50 snow angels or 5,000, they all count.
  2. We can all participate at the same time, bringing us together from east to west, with one goal.
  3. Our role as guardians on the snow is something to be proud of and ties into what we do for the public every day we volunteer.

This is not a trivial undertaking, and it will require the participation of as many hills and resorts as possible to break the record. We are doing this to bring us together with our skiing communities to celebrate our contribution to snow safety.

Locally the Guinness event will raise your profile and connect you with your community. Anyone can participate, which helps to create a dialogue with the skiing public and our various partners at the resort, including ski schools, racers, vendors, and others. We anticipate significant press, which will shine a light on what our organization provides to our communities. We can show everyone who we are and what we do.

Last year, we received good support from a number of CSP zones, but we will need more in order to break the record. We hope your patrol and zone will participate. Some may find this task daunting. If you have a large resort they will more than likely jump on board and assist with the preparation and planning. For smaller areas you can easily manage the attempt with one or two witnesses and video. This is not a hard thing to accomplish. Please contact Niki Ganie at with any questions.

This is our way of celebrating our love of snow and drawing attention to the important role played by dedicated Canadian Ski Patroller members. We hope you’ll embrace the effort.

Let’s set the Guinness world record!





Colin Saravanamuttoo

President and Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Ski Patrol Day – February 3, 2018