CADS offers a bottom up approach to certification programs, touching each competency and ensuring ways for instructors to offer value at each skill level. Our programs also help to develop a rich set of instruction skills in each member at a pace that reflects the participants' lifestyle and involvement.
** Certification is currently under construction.
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.
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
...CADS lives on the sports hills of Canada...