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What are some of the
Benefits of becoming a
volunteer ski patrol at
Lake Louise?
There are numerous benefits to join patrol, here a few to list
Advanced Medical Responder training
accredited by the HRSDC
Become a part of a great skiing &
snowboarding family
Give back to the community and
help those in need
Discounted Avalanche Safety
Training courses
Earn 1 credit day for every day
you patrol—can be redeemed for a
day lift ticket, or submit 14 for an
individual pass or 24 for a Family
pass at Lake Louise. Can donate
your credit vouchers to friends and
Lake Louise Volunteer Canadian
Ski Patrol Recruiting
[email protected]
• Additional information
• Schedule a patrol shadow day at Lake
• Attend a recruitment event (ski around/
familiarization day)
Vo lu nte er
S ki Pat rol
a t La ke
L ou i se
Calgary Zone Website
• New patroller course dates & registration
• Open house date (September)
Talk to a Patroller!
Earn free tune vouchers to keep
your skis or board in great shape!
Lunch voucher on your patrol
day. Free coffee, hot chocolate,
and tea (with your own mug)
Pro-deals on a wide range of
ski and snowboard equipment
Discount at Lake Louise retail
shop & repair service
Ski improvement courses
Attend first aid competitions
and compete with other zones
Carpooling & subsidized accommodations
Many fun social events!
We are looking
for passionate,
fun, and
dedicated men
and women to
join our team!
Volunteer Ski
Patrol—Lake Louise
Your First Year:
Your First Year Continued:
Canadian Ski Patrol—
Calgary Zone
Basic Requirements
Be 18 years of age
Complete a CSPS Calgary zone volunteer application form, which includes personal information, a criminal records check, and a listing
of two references
Be an intermediate to expert skier or snowboarder
Fundraising Commitment
October ski sale or casino (later in the year)
2 Fundraising shifts per year (applies to new
recruits as well)
Completed by patroller or replacement
Penalty of $100 per missed shift
Complete New Patroller Course through the Calgary Zone—$235 (includes manual, CD, National
In Classroom Training & Examination
• Mandatory attendance (at least 90%)
• Weeknights and a couple weekends (starting
• Written exam (100 multiple choice questions,
80% pass mark on first attempt, 85% pass mark
if second attempt required). Correct to 100%
using manual
• Five CSPS National skills exams, including full
patient assessment with verbalization
On-Snow Evaluation (Must pass first aid course first)
Pass ski test at Canada Olympic Park and
demonstrate intermediate to expert skiing or
snowboarding skills
Toboggan handling training
Choose Lake Louise Ski Area
Attend Lake Louise return training weekend
(optional and encouraged)
Attend Lake Louise ski-around days (optional
and encouraged)
Pass Lake Louise specific ski test
Complete 8 Lake Louise orientation days
Acquire Equipment
Jacket: $100—May have loaner jackets for
Backpack: $50-70—May have loaner backpacks for training
First Aid Equipment: $50-80—Supplemental
equipment to obtain the minimum kit requirements defined in CSPS manual (scissors, whistle, etc). 6 bandages, and basic first aid supplies are provided.
Lake Louise additional requirement - Shovel.
Probe and avalanche beacons are encouraged
Sign Up for other Optional Training & Events
Throughout the year
Ski Improvement
Avalanche Skills Training
Assistant Instructor/Instructor (first aid & on
World Cup ski races
Canada Winter Games
Special Events
Patrol Commitments
Fulfill patrol commitments of 2 weekend days a
month (minimum) after you have completed your
orientation training days.
After Your First Year
Returning Patroller Commitments
Annual registration Fee (after your first year): $135
Attend annual re-certification weekend through Calgary zone (includes CPR)
Attend Lake Louise returning training weekend
Skiing/snowboarding and toboggan handling skills
evaluated every three years
Fundraising commitments continue to apply
Fulfill patrol commitments of 2 weekend days a
month (minimum)
Register for optional training & events