Alpine Responsibility Code
#6 Always use proper devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
|Interested in Joining|
Everyone has his or her reason for joining. It may be that you like to help people in need. It may be that you like to have a reason for being on the mountain. Maybe it's that you want to become a better skier. Maybe you're looking to meet new friends. Whatever your reason, we want it to be the right reason. Just don't do it for the free skiing.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for alpine, snowboard, telemark and nordic enthusiasts from all walks of life who are interested in volunteering their time to help others. You need to be a "strong intermediate" skier or snowboarder at least 19 years of age. You must also have full access to a suitable vehicle for transportation to/from training and patrol shifts.
Is this a Paid position?
Sorry. We are looking for volunteers only.
If you are looking for paid employment as a ski patroller, you must approach the mountains directly. Sorry, we cannot do that for you. You should also be aware that most paid positions require that the patroller hold a valid Occupational First Aid ticket issued by the British Columbia Workers' Compensation Board. (No affiliation with the Canadian Ski Patrol System.)
Where do you want to patrol?
The Canadian Ski Patrol System (CSPS) services most mountains across Canada. The recruiting information presented here is specific to Greater Vancouver Zone which services Mount Seymour, Hemlock Valley Resort, and Manning Park Resort.
The Canadian Ski Patrol System does not service Grouse, Cypress, nor Whistler/Blackcomb. If you wish to patrol at those mountains, you will need to contact those patrols directly.
Do I need to know first aid before joining?
No. We teach the standardized First Aid course set by the Canadian Ski Patrol System based in Ottawa. This course is the same for all CSPS patrollers across Canada.
When can I join?
We have two recruiting periods a year: our Spring "in-take" and our Fall "in-take".
2012/2013 Fall In-Take Schedule
* Weather permitting
2013 Spring In-Take Schedule
For those who did not complete their On-Hill Training in the Spring, you will do so with the Fall In-Take New Patrollers (see above).
Tell me more!
We've designed this website to try to answer most of your questions. Please read on.