Attempt will take place across Canada on Canadian Ski Patrol Day, February 4
On February 4, skiers and ski patrollers at Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort 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 15,851. Up to 100 ski hills and resorts across Canada will be participating in the attempt at 11:00 a.m. (MST).
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, 12 volunteer ski patrollers provide first aid and medical services to skiers and snowboarders at Kinosoo Ridge Ski Resort.
“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 thousands of Canadians have volunteered for and received advanced first aid training from the Canadian Ski Patrol.
“Volunteer Canadian Ski Patrollers help keep our skiers and boarders safe,” said Jurgen Grau, Manager of Kinosoo Ridge. “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 Kinosoo Ridge’s Guinness World Record attempt and interview ski patrollers and participants.
Canadian Ski Patrol – key facts and numbers:
- Hundreds of thousands of 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
- The longest-serving ski patroller at Kinosoo Ridge has been serving for over 10 years.
About the Canadian Ski Patrol
The Canadian Ski Patrol was formed in 1941 with a mission to organize and train a first aid and rescue group to patrol the ski hills. Since then, this nationally registered non-profit charitable organization has continued to grow along with the Canadian snow-sliding industry.
Today, 4,500 volunteers offer services to more than 220 ski areas from coast to coast, including alpine and Nordic. The expertly trained members also provide advanced first aid and medical support to a long list of sporting and special events across the country.
About KINOSOO RIDGE SNOW RESORT
Over 40 acres of skiable terrain located 14 km east of Cold Lake on the shores of French Bay Provincial Park. Runs range from beginner to advanced. Three terrain parks ranging from beginner to advanced. There are five Lifts : Quad Chair, Triple Chair and 3 Magic Carpet Lifts, including one at our Tube Park. Our chalet is home to our ski and snowboard equipment rental and tech/tuning shops, and also features a cafeteria.
Visit our website: http://www.kinosoo.ca/