By: Greg McCormick, VP Brand and Partners (

Online registration for Altitude 2018 is now open. Visit the Altitude 2018 website ( or click on the Altitude 2018 link in the main menu of the website.

Below are some key pieces of information to share:

Travel discount codes are available in the pro-deal area of the website.

What is included in registration? Each registration package is a little different. The black package is your full conference experience. Meals on Friday and Saturday are covered, which includes the Friday Evening Social and the showing of Warren Miller Entertainment’s 2017 film, Line of Descent, as well as the National Recognition Ceremony on Saturday evening. Lift and trail passes are optional, with a two-day pass at Mont Sainte Anne at $150, and a Nordic pass at $50.

The blue package is a one-day pass to the conference. Lunch will be provided. The alpine pass at Mont Sainte Anne is $75 and the Nordic trail pass is $25.

Finally, the green package is a choice of either the Friday evening dinner/social or the Saturday evening ceremony, or both.

Passes to Le Massif are extra at $80 per day.

Transportation to both ski areas will be arranged after you register. The price will be announced for those who are interested in taking advantage of the offer.

When does Altitude registration open and close? Registration will open on February 5 and close on March 15, 2018.

Is Altitude the same as the National On-Snow Workshop? Altitude takes the best classes from the On-Snow Workshop and adds to them. We brought the educational session to Altitude and added our partner showcase booths with deals and new equipment, and an amazing social experience!

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN INSTRUCTOR to attend the on-snow sessions. While some are geared towards the on-snow instructor community, and certification options are present, there is lots to choose from!

Should I bring my family? Of course. The opportunity to ski or board some of Quebec’s best ski areas should not be missed. The On-snow sessions are designed to be mix and match, so you can pick the sessions you would like to attend and then head off to spend time with the family afterwards. Plus there are a ton of things to do in Quebec City, North America’s oldest city. Check out the “Things to do” link on the Altitude website.

Why go to Altitude? Altitude 2018 is an event designed to fuse fantastic education, esprit-de-corps, and an amazing resort experience to form a unique and productive conference atmosphere. Whether you’re a current volunteer, professional patroller, or someone interested in what patrolling has to offer; you are welcome to come and enjoy the events and activities.

Do I need my CSP uniform? Skiing at Mont Sainte Anne is an opportunity to show the area management what a relationship with the CSP can offer. We do not currently have a volunteer patrol at the area, nor at Le Massif de Charlevoix. For that reason, coupled with the fact that we don’t know the area, the policies or local procedures, CSP uniforms and packs will not be required.

What’s the dress code? The Friday evening dinner and movie is a casual affair, so dress as if you’re going out for dinner with friends. Saturday is our special evening where we recognize the achievements of our members. As such, business attire is appropriate and your Friday blue jeans are not (at least until after the dinner!). For the indoor sessions, business casual would be best (no jeans or t-shirts please) and of course, your best ski gear is all you will need for the on-snow (sans patrol uniform and pack!).

I want to arrive early and/or stay after; what are my options? Registrants can arrive as early as March 20 and stay after until March 28. Ski passes can be arranged – please contact Renee Thivierge at if you are interested.

Registration for Altitude 2018 is now open!