The Canadian Ski Patrol

The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP) is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1940; we currently have approximately 4,500 members nationwide. There are about 240 members in the Calgary Zone, men and women from all walks of life and professions.

We offer training to our members in advanced first aid and accident scene management. Our patrollers provide first aid and rescue services, and promote safety and injury prevention, at ski areas and special events throughout our Zone.

News And Events

Thanks to all those that registered for our Spring Course.  Registration is now closed.

For information on how to start your 2017-18 ski season off in red and black, you can get information about our new patroller course here: more…)

We are looking for some additional patrollers to be part of the Medical Team for the Nor Am downhill ski races.  These races (training days and races) will be run on the world cup downhill course at Lake Louise.  The Nor Am event occurs following the Men’s and Ladies’ world cup races  and they use the same course.  Historically, the racing is ‘exciting’ and our first aid and rescue skills are called upon.

The races feature mainly Canadian and USA athletes, male and female, ages … (read more…)

Submission from VP of Administration, Cody Whitten

By now, you should have had an opportunity to meet the new VP of Administration, Cody Whitten, either in person or electronically through email. If you need to contact Cody, please email him at

Below are a few reminders regarding registration for the up coming season…

There are four important steps that each returning patroller needs to … (read more…)

Hello Calgary Zone,

Let me start off by saying congratulations to Mark Nodwell, Cody Whitten and Christine Slater for their new roles on the Calgary Zone Executive. I look forward to working with them in this upcoming year. I would also like to thank Glenn Bonsall, Dan Mathes and Marielle Flottat for the blood, sweat and tears that they have put in over the last couple of years.

Ok now to the point.

I am writing to let you know that the 2016 fall schedule and written review … (read more…)

Hi everyone

The Fort McMurray wild fire has impacted the CSP: the fire has consumed the ski hill in McMurray, our members in McMurray have been evacuated with some having lost everything, and our members across the division have been dispatched to McMurray to serve with emergency services during the crisis.

Do you have extra purple blankets? Would your zone be willing to donate them to the Edmonton emergency shelters? We have received blessing from Sheila Reesor, our IBAC liaison, to … (read more…)