September 2011 Business News

Business News

Canadian Ski Patrol System (CSPS), www.csps.ca
Are snowy thoughts filling you with excitement despite the summer heat? Are you ready to trade in the lingering days of summer fun for a winter wonderland? If so perhaps you should consider the Canadian Ski Patrol System (CSPS) as they are always looking for new recruits and a day in the life of a CSPS patroller is pretty good. As a patroller with the CSPS you’ll take a first aid course to learn the skills you will need to provide basic and life saving first aid (or challenge our course if you hold an equivalent first aid course such as OFA 3 or advanced wilderness first aid), you’ll learn toboggan handling skills, and you will learn and assist with some of the operations of the FAR pro patrol such as avalanche closures, lift evacuation and radio communications. CSPS volunteer patrollers can work towards a ski pass at FAR for the following year while gaining experience and having fun along the way. Wapiti ski hill in Elkford is also looking for CSPS patrollers.

Training starts in September, for more information visit their site at www.csps.ca or contact Zone President and VP of on snow education Michelle Kramer and/or Tom Little at cspsfernie@shaw.ca. You can also contact the VP of off snow Education Amy Chris at achris@fernie.com.