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 170 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

Hi All…our Division Casino for September 2-3 is fast approaching. I’ve submitted the required forms and volunteer applications to Gaming for the 60 day cut-off and received our license agreement today.

We are still in need (dire now?) of a few volunteers to complete the Casino roster. Please do what you can to find a few kind souls to finish this off!

The most important one is a Cashier for the night shift (6:00 pm – 4:00 am) on Tuesday, September 2. This position does need a … (read more…)

Important dates for this coming fall:

Saturday, September 6, 2014 – Instructor Yearly Update and re-certification for First Aid Assistant Instructors, Instructors and Instructor Trainers.

Sunday, September 7, 2014 – Skills, written and diagnostic exams. Detailed Agenda to follow. CPR/AED to be done with returning patrollers.

Saturday & Sunday, September 13  & 14, 2014- 1st Returning Patroller Weekend.

Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28, 2014 – 2nd Returning … (read more…)

The Calgary zone executive is looking for members to join the RnR and Communications Team! As a volunteer organization, we need patrollers to step up to assist with operational and strategic needs within the Calgary zone. There are various roles that offer different commitment levels and responsibilities. Please read below for details of each role. If you are interested in a particular role or have any questions – please email Marielle ( … (read more…)

More than 3,200 athletes, coaches and officials will descend on Airdrie in late July for the Alberta Summer Games, a multi-sport competition and celebration. And the Canadian Ski Patrol, Calgary Zone, is committed to helping to keep participants safe! We’ll be working with local EMS to provide first aid services at several key venues, including the mountain bike course.

This is an amazing opportunity to keep your skills sharp, have fun and enhance the profile of the CSP. We’re looking for … (read more…)


The Calgary Zone, Canadian Ski Patrol will hold the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Society on Tuesday June 17 starting at 6:30pm.  The AGM will be held at the Willow Park Golf and Country Club, 639 Willow Park Drive, Calgary, AB.

A Wine and Cheese and our annual awards presentations will follow. … (read more…)

Air show & job 021If you’re looking for a great way to keep your skills sharp and enjoy the warm(er) temperatures, sign up for one of the Canadian Ski Patrol Calgary Zone’s Special Events. You can sometimes patrol on foot, often a bike is required. The host area (COP, Nakiska, or Lake Louise) sets up the event in conjunction with the … (read more…)

Calgary Zone will 3466239_origbe having a casino on September 20-21, 2014 at Casino Calgary on Barlow Trail. We need a number of volunteers to step forward to take on some key roles in our Casino. We hope to have confirmed volunteers by (read more…)

This was my first National Annual Conference experience and it was a very positive one. Always good to be able to meet and greet with those who we work with from across the country. The three main streams of the NAC was Leadership, Education and Recruiting/Retention and all modules were excellent. In addition our hosts to the north, Edmonton Zone and Mountain Division put on a great event, well organized and a great experience. There is a lot to report, but here is a summary of the highlights. … (read more…)

An Assistant Instructor/Instructor Course will be held on the four consecutive evenings Monday, June 2 to Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm, at the Whitehorn Multipurpose Centre in the Red classroom.

This course is mandatory for those of you who attended the recent Calgary Zone On-Snow Clinic but do not currently have an Instructor Certification Program (ICP) qualification as an Assistant Instructor. It is also open to those of you who wish to become first-aid or on-snow … (read more…)

Attention all Instructors and Assistant Instructors – Please make sure that you have entered your instructing hours into your ICP Time Log on the National Database (this can be found when you login to the NDS under the Education Tools). This must be done before April 30, 2014, in order for the hours to qualify for the Calgary Zone Instructor Rewards Program. Qualifying hours include those where you acted in a teaching or evaluating capacity at: a new patroller or returning patroller first aid … (read more…)

The Mountain Division is looking for volunteers to staff the upcoming Casino.

Location:   Casino Calgary (

Date:   September 2-3, 2014

Volunteers must sign up for this event by June 30, 2014.

Listed below is a spreadsheet showing the positions and time slots available (Calgary Zone needs to provide 11 … (read more…)

I hope this letter finds all members of the Canadian Ski Patrol well and that you all had a great sliding season. Some of you, I know, will be doing so for a short time more, especially those members out west.

I am sure you are all aware that the City of Toronto and region will be hosting the Pan/Parapan Am Games during the summer of 2015.

There has been considerable discussion as to how the Canadian Ski Patrol can help at these games. It would appear that those members of the CSP wishing … (read more…)

Our logo contest is complete, and the Zone Executive has chosen a winner:

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Pam Nadon, editor of our I.C.E. bulletins contributed the winning entry; thanks Pam for a job well done! The new logo is attractive, and speaks to our members’ … (read more…)

Casino-Night-Poster-CSPThe CSP Calgary Zone has been awarded a Casino for 2014, which will be held on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, 2014. These events are a great opportunity to encourage the participation of our alumni who may … (read more…)

CAF invitation2014smHelp Support the Canadian Avalanche Foundation.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Featuring Paul Karchut,
host of CBC’s “Real Ski Report”
Paul will MC the evening’s activities and share … (read more…)

St. Patricks day race


It’s that time of year again where the Calgary Road Runners Club are looking for help at the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race.  This group has treated us very well in the past and we have always had a … (read more…)

Purcell Mountain Lodge is offering a special backcountry skiing package to CSP members, in support of the Canadian Avalanche Foundation (CAF), on the weekend of March 14 – 17, 2014. For more information  visit or contact the trip organizer

Complete details at: (read more…)

Got a great idea for a new CSP Calgary Zone logo? Because of the national re-branding effort, we’re re-branding too! And we’re looking for your help.

We’d like to get your ideas for two new logos: an official Calgary Zone logo (which would be reproduced on our website, other electronic and printed communications, clothing, etc.) and a fun logo that we could use to produce an item of clothing, likely a t-shirt.

Here are the guidelines:

Avalanche Skills Training (AST) level 1 course is fast approachng.  It will be held on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Lake Louise. The cost is $70.00 which includes the use of avalanche gear and lift tickets.  Register by email to Ken Lukawy ( by February 23. … (read more…)

Hello Members.

We have a special event coming up called the Cookie Race. This race began in 1978, and is widely loved and highly regarded by the Nordic community in Alberta, with over 600 participants each year. The Kananaskis Ski Marathon (a.k.a. the Cookie Race) is a Nordic event that takes place on Saturday, February 22 in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Please visit the website for more details:

We are looking … (read more…)