Welcome to Canadian Ski Patrol
The Canadian Ski Patrol is a National Organization dedicated to promoting Safe Skiing & Riding . The Canadian Ski Patrol is a registered non-profit corporation comprising highly-trained volunteer and professional members. The System is national in scope and was formed to promote safe skiing and to provide assistance to injured skiers. The CSP's membership of more than 4000 patrollers provides a Canada-Wide , highly-skilled and responsible service to the snow industry .
We promote safety and injury prevention and provide the highest possible standards of education, certification and delivery in advanced first aid and rescue services to the snow industry.
Welcome to our On Snow First Program for the 2013 - 2014 Season
Our 2013/14 season Advanced First-Aid classes are now closed and it is impossible for you to complete all of the training to become a patroller this season.
We do have one option left which will start in January 2014 and run through out the winter. It's called On Snow First (OSF), a unique program designed to teach you some basic on hill patroller activities that are NOT First-Aid related. This program is not available at all of our areas and will be on a first come first served basis depending on each area's recruitment requirements for the next season. The price for the OSF program is $150.
You will train with our regular first year patrollers. Generally one evening a week from when the snow flies until you can demonstrate the acquired toboggan handling skills. This will permit you to do all of the non first-aid testing this year, and once completed, you will be an affiliate member of our organization. After which you will be expected to come out to the hills and assist the first-aid patrollers on a scheduled basis.
At many areas you will be issued an arm band to identify you as a CSP helper, however you can not wear our uniform jacket until you are trained in first-aid and pass our ski test. During this period, you will not be doing any first-aid but may be called upon to assist with things that can be done by a member of the public, such as crowd control, holding someone while a patroller applies a bandage or splint, etc ..
In September of 2014 you would then complete your first-aid training and become fully certified prior to the new season.
To participate in this program you must first register online and pay a $150 registration fee for the season. (Do this only after talking to your patrol leader .. see below) Once the snow flies you will first test at your hill for your ski ability. If you pass you will then start toboggan and accident site management training. If you do not pass the ski ability test you may be given the option to retest later in the season or if you choose we will refund your $150.
2 Patrols will offer the OSF Program this season, You MUST contact the corresponding Patrol Leader at the email address listed below to discuss specific's of the program at their area before you register. Each Area may run the program at different times, so please make sure the patrol leader has room at their Area and you find out specific training details for your hill.
For any questions or for further information please Contact Us
NOTE: The $150 fee is non refundable once you pass the ski test. Please see our Refund Policy
Our Registration is a 2 part process
Step 1 - You must register your interest via our Create Profile webpage, this will produce a form where you must fill out your personal information so that we can create your CSP ID. Please indicate on the form in the Preferred Area field "OSF - and name of the Patrol you wish to join" from the list above.
Step 2 - You will receive an email back generally within 24 hours we will activate your profile and email you with the details on completing your OSF Registration (sorry only works once profile is activated). There you can select the OSF course, your preferred area, and pay online via PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and Amex.------------------------------------------
Kawartha Zone is now over 200 active members, we draw our membership from South Eastern Ontario and its areas patrolled are:
- Dagmar Ski Resort
- Lakeridge Ski Resort
- Devil's Elbow Ski Resort
- Skyloft Ski Resort
- Kawartha Nordic patrol
- Sir Sam's Ski Resort in Haliburton
- 365 Patrol - Various Events across the GTA and Durham Region.
Any questions or for further information please click here: Contact US
Skier Responsibility Code
There are elements of risk in skiing and riding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Regardless of how you decide to use the slopes and trails, always show courtesy to others. Please adhere to the code listed below and share with others the responsibility for a safe outdoor experience.
- Always stay in control. You must be able to stop, or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead have the right-of-way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
- Before starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, you must remain at the scene and identify yourself to the Ski Patrol.
- Always use proper devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.
- Keep off closed trails and closed areas.
- You must not use lifts or terrain if your ability is impaired through use of drugs or alcohol.
- You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride and unload lifts. If in doubt, ask the lift attendant.
Know the Code - Be Safety Conscious - It is Your Responsibility