We are the "Canadian Ski Patrol System - The Premier Provider of Snow Sliding Safety and Rescue Services in Canada"
The Canadian Ski Patrol System (CSPS) has been providing first aid and rescue services at Westcastle and now Castle Mountain Resort since 1967. The CSPS and Castle Mtn Pro-patrol works as a team to provide First aid and rescue services for the skiing/boarding public. We primarily work on weekends, maintaining a dedicated roster of patrollers for each Saturday and Sunday.
The Canadian Ski Patrol System (CSPS) is an organization made up of over 5000 (as of 2005) volunteer and paid alpine skiers, telemark skiers, snow boarders, and nordic skiers that provides safety and rescue services. The CSPS provides, without charge, a uniformly highly-skilled, and responsible service to the skiing public.
A patroller must pass a rigid set of examinations on all aspects of patrolling, including ski safety, first aid, procedures and programs, and must participate in the activities of the System. First Aid, CPR, and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required annually.
The CSPS motto is:
Safety and Service
The CSPS mission statement is:
To promote safety and injury prevention in partnership with the ski/snow industry and to provide the highest possible standards of education, certification and delivery in first aid and rescue services.
The CSPS is a founding member of the FIPS (Fédération internationale des patrouilles de ski).
As the Canadian Ski Patrol System (CSPS) is a non-profit organization they must raise their own funds to purchase first aid equipment and supplies as well as funds for rigorous training of their members in first aid techniques, pulling patient tobagans through difficult terrain and chairlift evacuation.
Want to learn more? Would you like to join us?
Visit us at http://csps-saz.ca or email us at PatrolAtCastle@gmail.com.