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 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…)
Location: Casino Calgary (http://www.purecanadiangaming.com/casino-calgary/home.aspx)
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 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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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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:
- any reproduction of the official CSP logo … (read more…)
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: www.cookierace.com
We are looking … (read more…)
The 2014 On-Snow Clinic 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 the CSP Calgary Zone’s education and training contingent. … (read more…)
“There has been an avalanche in-bounds with possibly buried people”
Do you have the necessary skills to assist your fellow patrollers to effect a successful rescue? If not, consider taking the following couses to get those skills!
Companion Rescue Skills (CRS) course – January 25 Registration ends soon!
Avalanche Skills Training (AST) level 1 course – March 8/9.
The CRS course focuses on rescue … (read more…)
Over the past 10 days, Parks Canada in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks, along with avalanche professionals from the local ski areas have been called to 7 near-miss avalanche involvements. In the interests of helping further cement people’s understanding of the current snowpack conditions in the Rockies, … (read more…)
If your ID card is incorrect or incomplete, you will need to update your information on the National Database System (NDS) – the cards are printed directly from the NDS. The only information you cannot edit yourself is your assigned mountain. We are working on … (read more…)
- The CSP will develop a better understanding of the Calgary Zone operations and its members,
- The research process will serve to deepen participants’ and stakeholders’ understanding of the particularities of change management within the non-profit … (read more…)
Patrolling can be a lot of work, and it is a rewarding community to be a part of; we encourage those interested in CSP to … (read more…)