Ski Patrol

01 Sep 2018

Bruce Wurtele

The Kawartha Nordic Ski Club Ski Patrol is in need of additional members to come to the club and ski our trails. The Kawartha Nordic Ski Patrol are members of the Canadian Ski Patrol, who have 4,000 + members across Canada.  At one time we have more than 35 patrollers and while our club has grown significantly, the number of volunteer members of the Canadian Ski Patrol has shrunk.  We had a good response and recruited excellent new members last year but we need more.

The training you receive in First Aid and CPR and AED to Health Care Provider Level could help someone at our ski club but more likely will be used to help a member of your own family, a friend, classmate or a colleague.

The club provides a free annual membership to members of the Kawartha Nordic Ski Patrol.

CSP provides all First Aid Supplies and your heavy Alpine Jacket for events and when using the rescue snowmobile which you will be trained to use.  Our Kawartha Nordic Ski Patrol provides light jackets for skiing identification.

After the first year you will have visiting privileges at many xcountry and alpine ski areas and resorts in Canada.  There is also the opportunity in the off season to patrol on bikes at marathons, Toronto bike events, runs, adventure races, Mudmoiselle, Kids of Steel Triathlons etc. to keep your hand in and meet other CSP members.

The annual Canadian Ski Patrol membership dues which are $215 for the 2018/19 season will be defrayed by  $100 by our patrol with the completion of a minimum of shifts filled for the season.

We have patrols available each weekend, but with enough new members we could reach our goal of coverage each day of the week and decrease our shifts to 4 hours each.  Families are welcome.  KNSP have their own Ski Pulk for use by our patrol members who have children.

NEW THIS YEAR!!  LOCAL TRAINING for NEW RECRUITS starts on September 16th and is scheduled to take place locally at Devil’s Elbow in Bethany for 5 Sundays.  September 16th, 30th, October 14th, 21st and November 11th.  This is the first local Rookie Training we have had in some years.   Second year patrollers can do two days of testing and an online National Written Exam.

Those who are returning to CSP after a sabbatical can contact:

To register to become a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol go to:

If you have questions, please send me a note: