Helping Hands on the Ski Hills and Trails: Ski Patrol in the National Capital Region

Creator(s): Canadian Ski Museum (The)

The Canadian Ski Museum recognizes what an important role Ski Patrollers play in the welfare and enjoyment of skiers - both cross country and alpine skiers have benefitted from their expertise and training. Ski patrollers are passionate about their sport and their volunteer activity, lending a helping hand on and off the hills and trails. This Community Memories exhibit captures this passion and history of the Ski Patrol in the Ottawa area.

The Canadian Ski Patrol System is a national volunteer organization with local divisions that involve more than five thousand members across Canada. This exhibit traces the origins of the Canadian Ski Patrol System (CSPS) and follows its development through to the present day in the National Capital region. It also aims to further foster the camaraderie that members of the Ski Patrol experience by linking it directly to the history of the ski patrol and help the Canadian Ski Museum to fulfill its mission to "promote an understanding, appreciation and celebration of Canada's snow skiing and snow boarding traditions and accomplishments, and their significance to Canadian life and identity".

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