Canadian Ski Patrol Day!

Feb 4, 2017

Mount St Louis Moonstone helping to break Guinness World Record for most people making snow angels 

Attempt will take place across Canada on Canadian Ski Patrol Day, February  


On February 4skiers and ski patrollers at Mount St Louis Moonstone will take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for making the most snow angels at the same time in multiple locations. The current record is 15,851Up to 100 ski hills and resorts across Canada will be participating in the attempt at 1:00 p.m. (ET). 


The effort is being held as part of Canadian Ski Patrol Day, a day that honours the life-saving work undertaken by the 4,500 volunteer ski patrollers providing advanced first aid and rescue services at more than 220 ski areas across Canada. Currently,60 volunteer ski patrollers provide first aid and medical services to skiers and snowboarders at Mount St Louis Moonstone  


“Canada’s ski patrollers are Canada’s guardians on the snow,” said Canadian Ski Patrol president and chief executive officer Colin Saravanamuttoo. Helping to break the record for most snow angels is a great way for the skiing and boarding community to celebrate the people who look over them on the snow, continued Saravanamuttoo.   


The Canadian Ski Patrol was first established in 1941 to organize and train a first aid and rescue group to patrol ski hills. Today, the CSP is Canada’s largest volunteer-based first responder organization. In the past 76 years, hundreds of thousand Canadians have volunteered for and received advanced first aid training from the Canadian Ski Patrol.     


Some of these volunteers have put their lives at risk to help keep our skiers and boarders safe,” said Frank Fugaccia Patrol Leader at Mount St Louis Moonstone . “It’s important for us to take part in Canadian Ski Patrol Day and show our gratitude for these amazing people’s hard work and dedication.”  


The media is invited to attend Mount St Louis Moonestone’s Guinness World Record attempt and interview ski patrollers and participants.  


Canadian Ski Patrol - key facts and numbers 

  • Hundreds of thousand volunteer ski patrollers since 1941 

  • 4,500 active ski patrollers in 2016 

  • More than 220 ski resorts serviced by the Canadian Ski Patrol 

  • An estimated five million Canadians are skiers or snowboarders 

  • Up to 100 ski resorts taking part in the attempt 

  •  Mount St Louis Moonstone welcomes 1000's skiers and snowboarders each year 

  • The longest-serving ski patroller Cliff James at Mount St louis Moonstone has been serving for 70 years 


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