Experience Patrolling Days

Each year we will be hosting Experience Patrolling days at each of our Calgary Zone ski areas! Joining the CSP can be a big commitment, so we encourage you to attend one of our EP days and find out what we are all about.

At Experience Patrolling days, you will be exposed to what a day in the life of a patroller is like, an accident scenario, some feedback on your skiing/snowboarding, the training provided, and the commitment requirements. It is also a great way to meet active patrollers!

You are encouraged to attend an EP day at the ski area in which you are interested in; however, if you cannot make that date you can definitely attend one the fits your schedule.

Dates, times, and registration will be available for the 2014-2015 ski season at a later date. Please note, you must be 18 years old to attend.

Limited spots are available – sign up today!

Canada Olympic Park (COP)
Contact Information: cop@cspscalgary.ca

Mt. Norquay
Contact Information: norquay@cspscalgary.ca

Nakiska
Contact Information: join@cspscalgary.ca

Lake Louise
Contact Information: lakelouisecsp@gmail.com

Joining The Canadian Ski Patrol

The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP) offers training to our members in advanced first aid and accident scene management so that our patrollers can provide first aid and rescue services at ski areas and special events throughout our Zone — which includes Canada Olympic Park (COP), Lake Louise, Nakiska, Nordic, Mt. Norquay and various Special Event venues.

We’re always looking for the right people to join our ranks. Aside from successfully completing our first aid certification course and on-hill training there are a few prerequisites. To join our organization you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be able to demonstrate advanced skiing or snowboarding skills;
  • submit a police information check − including a “vulnerable sector search” (What is that?)

Patrollers are tested and re-certified on their first aid skills every year and on their skiing/snowboarding skills every three years. New Patrollers are tested and must pass their skiing and boarding exam prior to on-hill training. In addition, members participate in two shifts per season at Zone-level fundraising events.

That’s the serious stuff. It also helps if you have a sense of adventure and a passion for having fun.

Interested in becoming a patroller? Send an email to join@cspscalgary.ca. Please include your:

  • full name;
  • home address;
  • contact phone number; and
  • email address.

We’ll add you to our mailing list and keep you up to date on recruitment and our Open House which occurs each September.


Revised March 21, 2014