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.

If you have any questions, send an email to join@cspscalgary.ca.


Revised Sept 4, 2014