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    2021 CADS Annual Ski and Snowboard Festival

CADS Purpose

To give people living with disabilities the opportunity to eliminate barriers that have prevented them in experiencing the Joy and Freedom of Snowsports.
Not only in a fun and inclusive environment that embraces diversity but in an accessible community that treats each individual with respect.

Visual Impairments

We support specialized skills required for students who have sensory impairment.

Physical Impairments

We support resource skills required for students who require specialized mobility equipment.

Cognitive Impairments & ASD

We support specific skills required for students who have cognitive impairments or Autism Spectrum Disorders

CADS Key Focus

CADS supports and encourages over 2100 participants living with disabilities to be active for life and to work towards long term development. CADS also supports over 1600 certified instructors and over 1500 volunteers to fully participate and to develop their skills to achieve their greatest impact.


Denoted by, and fundamentally measured by...smiles!


A professionally structured skill development program gives everyone a sense of belonging.


Engagement with due regard for feelings, wishes, rights, and traditions of all.

Our ValuedPartners CADS receives generous support from these valuable partners


Thinking of becoming a CADS Certified Club to help support and include students of all abilities on the hill?

Level 1

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  • Level 1 ASD/CI Module
  • Level 1 SitSki Module
  • Level 1 VI Module
  • Level 1 3-4 Track Module
  • Snowboard Level 1 Outriggers Module
  • Level 1 Complete Certification

Level 2

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  • Level 2 ASD/CI Module
  • Level 2 SitSki Module
  • Level 2 VI Module
  • Level 2 3-4 Track Module
  • Snowboard Level 2 Outriggers Module
  • Level 2 Complete Certification

Level 3

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  • Level 3 Complete Certification

Level 4

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  • Level 4 Complete Certification
  • Level 4 Evaluator

CADS Instructor Certification Program:


CADS training and instruction is consistent and supported coast to coast.


Programs are consistent with CSIA, CASI methods and Alpine Canada Long-Term Skier Development.


Supported and encouraged through over 1600 Certified Members and over 1500 Volunteers across Canada.


Encourages succession planning for Course Conductors, and senior Examiners, while fostering continued development.

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CADS Volunteers

Self Development

Develop your own skills while helping students to develop theirs.

Giving Back

Nothing can be more rewarding than freely giving time to the development of others.


Latest Projects

See what we've been working on!

CADS Inspirations

Don't take our word for it!

My son Jamie participates in CADS because he needs a little extra help on the hill. CADS has helped him get past the challenges of autism and find freedom and success on the hill. CADS has been a life changer not only for Jamie, but for our whole family!

Jamie's Mom

I loved getting to meet all sorts of different people, and getting to know my CADS Ski Instructors at Festival. They were so kind, helpful, and so much fun to be around. Now... let’s talk about that award. Canadian Skier of the year! Never in a million years did I think I would receive an award like that in my life. I still struggle to wrap my mind around it! It was a great honor, and certainly a huge surprise.

Kate Gibbs

The 'all inclusive nature' of the CADS organization (Instructors, volunteers, athletes and families) are diverse, and we truly felt that all were inclusive. There seemed to be no judgement of others. This is something most groups strive for, but as you know rarely can achieve.

Karen and Brad Benoit

Canadian Adaptive Snowsports

Fun Inclusion Respect

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Questions? Get in touch!

  • 450-405-7831
  • 32 Ancolies, SADL QC J0R1B0

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