New Patroller Training
Each new patroller is required to take our 60+ hour advanced first aid training course.
First Aid Training Dates 2017/2018
|Weekend 1 (16 hours)||September 23/24|
|Weekend 2 (16 hours)||September 30/ October 1|
|Weekend 3 (16 hours)||October 21/22|
|Weekend 4 (16 hours)||October 28/29|
|First Aid Exam Weekend||November 4 or 5|
Unless otherwise noted, all training is held at the Justice Institute
Classes run from 8:30am to 4:30pm each training day.
ATTENDANCE AT ALL TRAINING IS MANDATORY.
After the first year, the training time reduces to 2 weekends in the 2nd year and 1 weekend for 3rd year onwards.
If you already have advanced first aid from another organization, and you have two years of first aid experience, you may qualify for the 30+ hour 2nd-year patroller course. All first aid training is slightly different, it is important that you know the Canadian Ski Patrol protocols.
We also do a portion of our training on-hill. This comprises of an evaluation of your ability in your preferred discipline and can be completed in the spring (dates TBD) or in December when the snow arrives.
We are recruiting strong skiers (including telemark) and snowboarders who are able to ski/ride the fall line on any run on the mountain you will patrol at in any conditions. In December we also do our on-hill toboggan training where you will learn accident site management and how to transport an injured patient in a toboggan.
Dates for the on-hill training are not decided until mid to late November when we have a better idea of when the ski hills will open. Typically this occurs the first two weekends the mountain is open. You may be required to do training on another mountain depending on snow conditions and available instructors.
Mountain Orientations are also mandatory. This is where you will learn the specific protocols followed at your assigned mountain, including chairlift evacuation, radio protocols, and avalanche rescue. Typically the Orientation is the weekend before the hill opens.