By Mike Palamarek, Marmot Basin Patrol Leader (

In 1968, along with the Jasper National Park Warden Service, members of CSP Edmonton Zone began patrolling at Marmot Basin. This season marks 50 years of patrolling from November to early May.

The Marmot Basin CSP patrol is organized into two weekend groups, the Camelherders and the Roadrunners and there are more than 350 alumni in that 50 years of patrolling.

The current Marmot patrol is organizing a 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday April 7, 2018. On-hill events include a toboggan race and the longest skis with safety straps will probably automatically win. There will be a banquet on Saturday night and more than 100 alumni are already planning to attend.

If you haven’t been contacted yet please send an email to Marmot Basin CSP patrol leader and second generation Camelherder Mike Palamarek, ( for more information. Come and celebrate with the Roadrunners and Camelherders as they start another 50 years of patrolling Marmot Basin.

CSP celebrates 50 years of patrolling Jasper Alberta’s Marmot Basin