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


The Ski Sale has been going for more than 50 years, today it is successful because it meets its long-standing purpose:

  • Fund-raising for the three principal organizing clubs to promote and develop skiing in all its variety.


Did you know that bridge banners are our most valuable tools for recruitment and awareness? These attract attention to a large audience, and we need a couple of people for a few hours help set up and take down these banners. The dates … (read more…)

the slope is callingThe Calgary Zone Open House is coming up – and it is everyone’s responsibility to help with recruitment (not just the executives and PLs). There are two ways you can help with open house:

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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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)


The areas that we ski and patrol at are some of the most spectacular in Canada.  That also means we ski in avalanche terrain every day.  What is the role of CSP patrollers while on duty?  Find out more and see upcoming dates for Companion Rescue Skills and (read more…)