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Central Zone – the birthplace of the Canadian Ski Patrol

Have you ever thought about how injured people get off the ski hill to get to medical care?

Ambulances and paramedics can’t get to a patient in the middle of a ski hill or on a nordic trail. The vast majority of injured skiers and boarders are helped by volunteer members of the Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP). We invite you to see what we do and how we do it at the CSP Central Zone.

The Canadian Ski Patrol is a National, not for profit, volunteer-based organization, which provides first aid and rescue services.  The Zone has been in operation since 1956. We have over 600 active patrollers covering summer and winter events across the Greater Toronto, Barrie and Collingwood areas, making Central Zone one of the largest zones in the country.

In addition to our winter commitments, Central Zone Patrollers also volunteer their first aid skills to many of the summer events that take place in our local communities.  These event include beach volleyball, marathons, mountain bike races, canoeing, rock climbing, and many other outdoor and indoor activites.

Our patrollers share an enthusiasm for sports, with the majority of our patrollers participating in a variety of indoor and outdoor events and activities. We aren’t just for winter anymore!

The Canadian Ski Patrol, Central Zone would like to recognize the following Ski Areas in South Central Ontario for their commitment to the safety of their guests and employees.

Alpine, Beaver Valley, Caledon, Centennial, Craigleith, Devil’s Glen, Earl Bales, Georgian Peaks, The Heights, Horseshoe, Mansfield, Mount St. Louis Moonstone, Centennial Ski and Snowboard Centre, Osler Bluffs, Snow Valley, Uplands and The ROC.

 These Ski Areas are patrolled by the volunteer Certified Patrollers of the Canadian Ski Patrol trained as Advanced Medical Responders.