Do you have a passion for skiing or snowboarding?
Are you over 18 years old and want to get active this winter?
Then become a volunteer with the Canadian Ski Patrol – Gatineau Zone!
Canadian ski patrollers come from all walks of life – we are teachers, students, doctors, carpenters, bankers, retirees, lawyers, government employees, paramedics. Our common links are: a love for skiing or boarding, and a desire to help others.
From the moment you join the Canadian Ski Patrol, you’ll be volunteering, learning, and skiing in a team environment. The 60-hour advanced first aid course you will need to take will give you unparalleled training in managing and treating injuries. This training includes Healthcare Provider (HCP) level CPR. Once the snow begins to fall, you will also learn to safely move injured skiers from an accident site to the end of a trail or the bottom of a hill.
The leadership and communication skills you learn as member of the Canadian Ski Patrol will be invaluable on and off the hill. Every hill is different, but all offer fair exchange for your services in the form of a free lift ticket or season’s pass. We know though, that many of you may join for the free skiing, but will stay for the friends.
Skiing may be seasonal, but patrolling is far from it. There are many opportunities for patrollers to not only help out, but get out! In the Ottawa-Gatineau area, we provide first aid services to events such as Bluesfest, JazzFest, CHEO BBQ, GreekFest, etc. Most of our patrollers are outdoor enthusiasts in general and if you’re new to Ottawa, joining the patrol opens up new opportunities for you to meet not only fellow skier/boarders, but also: mountain bikers, rock climbers, paddlers and more! You do not need to be an expert skier or boarder to join!
If you are interested in learning more or becoming a volunteer ski patroller, please check out our Frequently asked questions and send an e-mail using the Contact Us form below. Send us an e-mail to join now!