The mission of BC Adaptive Snow sports is to enhance the quality of life for children, youth and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities, their families and volunteers by providing opportunities to experience the joy, freedom, and health and wellness benefits of adaptive snow sports.
BCASS offers annual equipment grants to assist in purchasing adaptive snow sport equipment, more information on the grant can be found at this link.
BCASS partners annually with CADS (Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers) to host a festival. The 2017 event will be held at Sun Peaks resort near Kamloops March 26-31st. For more information: http://disabledskiing.ca/events/festival/
What to Expect - The registration fee is $395, includes five days of lift passes, five mornings of lessons or training, Awards Banquet ticket, all activities and a welcome package. Some Students will also ski in the afternoons while others will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the resort amenities with their families. Please register by February 24, 2017
The festival offers 4 levels of lessons & training:
• Green: For the brand new beginner skier or boarder, taught by a certified CADS instructor. Participate in Guesstimation Race.
• Blue: For those who have been on the hill but require hands-on assistance or tethering, with a certified CADS instructor. Participate in Guesstimation Race.
• Black: For the independent skier or boarder looking for more mileage and wanting to explore variable terrain and improve their skills with a certified CADS instructor. Participate in Guesstimation Race.
• Double Black/ Race Development: For those who feel the need for speed and wish to improve their skills with a certified competition coach. Skiers and boarders must be completely independent. Improve your free-skiing. Learn-to and/or improve your skiing in gates. Learn how to take care of your ski equipment. Participate in a banked slalom and gate race.
Friends and Family make it possible for our Students to ski and we warmly invite you to join us at Festival. The fee is $60, and includes 50% discounted lift passes with proof of CADS membership, Awards Banquet ticket, and all activities not requiring extra admission. There are lots of amenities at the resort for non-skiers to enjoy. Please register by March 17, 2017