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
This is my first ICE post as your new VP of Education and I would like to start off by saying Thank you to Andy Hill for all the great work and effort he has put into the education portfolio these past few years. I have been working very closely with Andy the last little while to make sure that I was ready to take over this role and let me tell you it is a little scary to say the least, but I do feel that I am ready for this new challenge. I know that I have a great support … (read more…)
Calgary Zone has begun establishing a CSP team to be located at the amazing Panorama Mountain Resort! We are looking for highly-motivated individuals for leadership roles in … (read more…)
2015 CSP Manual and Written Exam Review
As mentioned in the last ICE, there is a new 2015 CSP Manual. This is now available for download from the National Database System (NDS). After logging in to the NDS (find the Member’s Login at http://www.skipatrol.ca/, you will need your CSP ID and password that you set, select the National Database System button) you will find the manual under … (read more…)
Patrollers from across the Calgary Zone saddled up (on bikes) to provide first aid support at the first event of the 2015 Special (Off-snow) Events season: the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race. Thanks to Jenny Thorpe, Stuart Preston, Terry Abrams, Pam Nadon & Rick Schott for braving the (somewhat) chilly temps.
A critical incident is any situation or incident which causes you to experience unusually strong emotional reactions and which has the potential to interfere with your ability to function as you did prior to the incident.
Critical Incident Stress (CIS)….
When patrollers respond to a difficult or … (read more…)
The Calgary Zone is pleased to announce it will hold the 2015 Calgary Zone On-Snow on March 21st and March 22nd at Lake Louise Ski Resort. The annual On-Snow is a key component of the training and accreditation for our On-Snow instructors and assistant instructors.
The 2015 On-Snow is for existing On-Snow instructors and assistant instructors and those who would like to become one. The On-Snow group is a very important part of Calgary Zone’s education and training … (read more…)
There will be one AST 1 course, at Lake Louise, 28 February / 01 March 2015. Cost is $70, which will include lift tickets.
A … (read more…)
We are also looking for someone to manage the store. This job would mostly involve working with the above people to keep the … (read more…)
Full details can be found at: http://events.mec.ca/event/31146/mec-snowfest-calgary
If you are interested in helping out at … (read more…)
Instructor Certification Program Coordinator – Responsible for organizing Assistant Instructor and Instructor courses for new AI/I and annual … (read more…)
We are looking for one or more patrollers to take on this responsibility.
Working under the Communications portfolio your job would be to educate and update Zone members on the usefulness of Social Media to improve the patrolling experience and increase awareness to the general public. You would also be responsible for maintaining the Zone’s Social media accounts with content and commentary.
This … (read more…)
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.
- To … (read more…)
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…)