Experience Patrolling and Shadow 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!

A shadow day is a one-on-one full day of patrol with an experienced patroller. These are arranged directly through the ski area. If you cannot make an EP day, then you can arrange for a shadow day at the ski area of your choice.

Here is what some of our previous participants have said about Experience Patrol Days:

“What a great way for an introduction into patrolling! …this cemented my decision”

“Great fun, great day!”

“I had a lot of fun! Thanks for letting me be involved in the day!”

2016 Experience Patrolling Days

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. Please note, you must be 18 years old to attend.

  • February 27, 2016 – Norquay
  • March 5, 2016 – Nakiska
  • April 10, 2016 – Lake Louise

Registration information, times, and details will be posted 2-3 weeks prior to the scheduled Experience Patrol Days.

 Lake Louise Experience Patrol Day – REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Registration for the experience patrol day at Lake Louise is now open! Joining the CSP can be a big commitment, so I encourage you to attend one of our EP days and find out what we are all about. Please note, you must be 18 years old to attend.

  • DATE: Sunday April 10, 2016
  • TIME: 8:35am – 4:00pm
  • DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 4, 2016 @ Noon
  • REGISTERATION: Online Form – you will receive an email confirmation with details on April 5, 2016
  • QUESTIONS: Send an email to [email protected]
  • MEETING PLACE: TBD – Information to be provided after registeration

Limited spots are available, sign up early! Lift tickets will be provided

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2016 Shadow Days

If you are interested in a shadow day, please contact the CSP ski patrols at the ski area (emails listed below). Shadow days will begin mid-January in 2015, are available Saturday and Sunday only, and we will try to accommodate your availability. Please provide the following information when requesting a shadow day to the email addresses below:

  • Name (first and last)
  • Availability
  • Level of skiier/snowboarder
  • Choice of snow sport (skier, snowboarder, telemark ski)
  • Previous first aid experience (not required, but good to know!)

Contact Information: