The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP) is the premier safety and first aid organization serving outdoor sports and recreation in Canada. It is a not for profit volunteer-based organization, whose primary goal is to provide promote safety and injury prevention and to provide the highest possible standards of education, certification and delivery in first aid and rescue services to the snow industry.
Gatineau Zone is the third largest zone in Canada, with approximately 400 patrollers who serve our local ski areas in the Ottawa Valley, Gatineau and Eastern Quebec. Our dedicated team of volunteers are highly trained and skilled in first aid procedures which ensures that the public can ski and snowboard safely and with confidence knowing that our trained volunteers are there to help should the need arise.
In addition to our winter commitments, Gatineau Zone Patrollers also volunteer their first aid skills to many of the Summer Events that take place in our local communities including Concerts, Festivals, Tournaments, Marathons and Mountain Bike Races. If you are interested in acquiring our services for your event, please visit our Special Event Services Page.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer patroller or learning more, please visit our Join Us page or look for specific links under the Join Us menu to up-coming training sessions. For more general information on the CSP please read on or visit our national website.
The Canadian Ski Patrol was founded in 1941 and now has approximately 4,500 volunteer members throughout Canada who actively patrols over 220 ski stations from coast to coast.
Activities of the organization’s 63 zone presidents and 9 division presidents are coordinated by the National Board of Directors which constitutes the management committee responsible for administering this Ottawa-based organization. The CSP is known for the quality and professionalism of its members.
The CSP trains patrollers in downhill and Nordic rescue on skis, snowboards and telemark. Services to members include, among others, advanced first aid training, insurance for volunteer patrollers, uniforms, first aid supplies and training manuals. While we expect a minimum level of on-hill ski/snowboard proficiency from recruits, many hills offer free ski improvement lessons to patrollers of all levels.