Canadian Ski Patrol - Sudbury

Algonquin Zone

The Canadian Ski Patrol is a not-for-profit, charitable, volunteer organization. We are leaders in certifying ski patrollers and provide advanced first aid to our on-snow resort partners. Additionally, we provide emergency response services for all your four season events and activities.

About the Canadian Ski Patrol


Advanced First Aid

We offer advanced first aid to the snow sliding public. All members are required to perform annual training and testing.

Our Members

Founded in 1941 by Dr. Douglas Firth, the Canadian Ski Patrol has grown to over 5,000 members across Canada.

Available Year Round

We can be hired to provide advanced first aid for your event 365 days of the year.

Ski Swap

Find new and used equipment, and help fundraise with your local Canadian Ski Patrol.

Training Bursary

Interested in joining us? We are now offering a bursary to reimburse training fees for selected new recruits.

Join Us!

Are you interesting in becoming a CSP? Contact us for more details.

Ski Swap 2023 - The fine print

  • This year's event will occurr on November 3rd, 2023 until November 5th, 2023 at Adanac Ski Hill, 744 Beatrice Crescent, Sudbury, ON P3A 5B5.

    • Friday - Noon until 9:00pm
    • Saturday - 9:00am until 4:00pm
    • Sunday - 10:00am until 2:00pm
  • Used Skis and Snowboards brought to the Swap must meet DIN standards and be in good/excellent condition to be accepted for the sale.

  • If the equipment is several years old, it will be inspected by our staff to see if it is suitable for resale.

  • Older "straight skis" are no longer in demand regardless of the condition and are not accepted for resale.

  • Only skis, boots and snowboards will be accepted for the swap.

  • We do not accept clothing, used helmets, goggles or loose items (ie - bindings).

  • The Ski Patrol reserves the right to refuse any equipment deemed unsuitable.

  • There is a $5.00 display fee per item (with a maximum charge of $20 per family) and a 20% commission on all sales. The selling price will be determined by the owner.

  • SALE SUNDAY - if you choose to, we will reduce the price of your unsold equipment on Sunday.

  • We ask that you pick up your cheque or unsold equipment on Sunday before 2 pm.

  • Equipment not reclaimed becomes property of the Canadian Ski Patrol and will be donated to charity.

  • Proceeds of this event go to the local Canadian Ski Patrol, for the purchase of medical supplies and equipment.

Join Us!

The Canadian Ski Patrol is a great social organization and the perfect excuse to enjoy skiing and snowboarding on a regular basis. Ski patrollers come from diverse backgrounds. They are teachers, students, doctors, carpenters, retirees… you name it. Common interests are a passion for skiing and snowboarding and a desire to make a difference in their community.

Anyone who is 18 years old and is a strong intermediate nordic or alpine skier or snowboarder is eligible to join. As a member of the CSP, you must be able to handle all of the many types of terrain and snow conditions you would encounter at your local alpine or Nordic area.

From the moment you join the CSP, you will be volunteering, learning and interacting in a team environment. Our certified training will give you the chance to learn about emergency care, avalanche control, lift evacuation, skiing and snowboarding improvements, toboggan handling, and other interesting topics. Training starts in early September each year, and ski and snowboard evaluations are in November. In some areas our training is available year-round. Patrollers receive various benefits, depending on where they patrol.

CSP members are people with a strong desire to help others, improve their on snow abilities and make outside recreation safer for everyone.

Contact us for details:

  • Registration day is Monday, September 11th, 2023 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Adanac Ski Hill.
  • The first day of Advanced First Aid training begins on Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at 8:30am at Adanac Ski Hill.
  • Ready to join? Contact us for information.