The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP) of PEI is part of the Atlantic West Division, comprised of all hills in this province as well as New Brunswick. This national organization has almost 4500 members coast to coast at over 220 hills across Canada.
Our local mandate to provide first aid and safety services to park sites in winter. During the off-season, we are available to provide first-aid services at events. Such efforts help to fund activities.
The CSP is a recognized provider of first aid training. Our instructors offer an advanced first aid course that is accredited by the Province of PEI and most other Canadian provinces.
To complete the course, participants much attend in-class sessions and successfully complete a written exam and diagnostic scenario.
Patrol members are asked to commit to one shift per week. Each shift is approximately 4 ½ hours in length with shift schedules as follows:
- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights: 5:30 to 9:30 pm– Alpine only
- Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm; 10:00 am to 2:30 pm; and 1:00 to 5:30 pm – Alpine and Nordic
Interested individuals must have ‘advanced intermediate’ ski ability to patrol either Nordic or alpine. Additionally, training is provided for use of on-snow equipment, such as a rescue toboggan. Group ski improvement sessions are available during the season.
Non-skiers are welcome to our organization to patrol the Nordic facility by snowshoe - a great way to stay active in winter.
Throughout the year, Ski Patrol members provide first aid services at community and cultural events outside of the park, including the PEI Marathon and Art in the Open, for example. Participation is voluntary; an incentive program helps offset certification fees for the following year. Such events provide an opportunity to use your skills year-round.
Should you choose to patrol, you will receive:
- a season pass to the park;
- access to rentals while on shift, if required;
- a guest pass when on shift;
- access to the many pro deals and programs offered to CSPS;
- first aid supplies and pack replenishment;
- access to patrol huts and a locker at Alpine and Nordic;
- access to the patrol jackets;
- accident insurance and a liability policy valued at $5,000,000 for coverage while on shift
- membership in a terrific organization.
- Reduced cost or no cost skiing and/or riding at other ski hills where first aid services are provided by CSPS. At some locations, you may be asked to patrol. Check with your patrol leader for details.
- Participation in the annual spring conference in spring. An opportunity to take part in workshops, participate in a first aid competition and have a voice in the organization's division.
If you have further questions, please get in touch. We look forward to having you on our team!