Canadian Ski Patrol
Our mandate on PEI is to provide first aid and safety services to the park sites throughout the winter months. During the off-season, we are sometimes asked if we can provide first aid services for different events, and it is through these efforts that we are able to fund our activities.
We offer an Advanced First Aid course, taught by our own instructors. The CSP is a recognized provider of first aid training, and the course is accredited by the Provincial government of PEI, as well as most provinces across Canada.
Completion of the course requires an attendance of the in-class sessions, as well as successfully completing a written examination and a diagnostic scenario.
Patrollers are asked to commit to one shift per week. Each shift is approximately 4 ½ hours in length. Shift schedules are as follows:< Wed/Thurs/Friday nights -5:30 – 9:30 – alpine only
Sat / Sun - - 9:00 – 1:30, 10:00-2:30, and 1-5:30 – both alpine and Nordic
We do ask for people to have an ‘advanced intermediate’ ability for either Nordic or alpine patrolling. In addition, we will train you on how to use our on-snow equipment, such as our rescue toboggan. We also arrange for group ski improvement sessions during the season.
We are welcoming non-skiers into our organization. A way to stay active in the winter is through snowshoeing, and we welcome individuals who wish to patrol on snowshoes. This will provide coverage at our Nordic facility.
Throughout the year, we provide first aid coverage at a variety of events that may not take place at the park. These include such events as the PEI Marathon, cultural events, and other community events where first aid services are required. Participation in these events is voluntary, but an incentive program is in place which will help offset the certification fees for the following year. These events provide a great opportunity to utilize your skills year round.
Should you choose to patrol, you will also receive:
- A season pass to the park
- Access to rentals if required while on shift
- A guest pass when on shift
- Liability Policy valued at $5,000,000 which covers you while on shift
- Accident Insurance
- Access to the many pro deals and programs available to the CSPS
- First Aid Supplies and replenishment of packs
- Access to the patrol huts and a locker at Alpine and Nordic
- Access to the patrol jackets
- Membership into a terrific organization!
As a member, if you wish to travel to other hills where first aid services are provided by the CSPS, you can often get reduced cost skiing/riding, or even no cost. In some locations, they ask that you patrol, in others, they don’t. You need to check with the Patrol Leader for further details.
In the spring, our annual conference is held. As a member, you can attend this, and be part of workshops, participate in our first aid competition, and have a voice in the running of the Division.
If you have further questions, do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to having you on our team!