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2023 Festival

Each year CADS hosts a week long Ski & Snowboard Festival at a different Ski Resort within Canada

2023 45th Annual Ski & Snowboard Festival

This is a week of inclusion, fun and freedom for people living with disabilities across Canada to participate in Skiing and Snowboarding that is tailored to their specific needs.

During this week of adaptive skiing & snowboarding there is ski & snowboard improvement lessons for all levels, race training, camaraderie, fun & games, and other on-snow activities. And lessons are for all levels of skiing and snowboarding from beginner all the way up to Black Diamond and Racing.

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.

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Reservation Deadline is Monday February 20, 2023

Kimberley Alpine Resort, BC

March 19th - 24th 2023

Dear Members,

CADS Festival planning is in the works and we can’t wait to see you on snow at the Kimberley Alpine Resort in BC.

We are planning our annual Ski & Snowboard Festival so that despite the current COVID-19 situation, we will have the chance to enjoy this 45th with adaptive lessons, ceremonies and some activities.

At the base of the mountain, a CADS Basecamp will be installed where instructors and participants will be able to meet every morning to begin their lessons. This will also be the location where all of the activities like opening and award ceremonies, Power Up Station and our après-skis socials.
The CADS Basecamp will be located in between the Trickle Creek Lodge and Polaris lodge.

Be sure to bring your Plaid outfits to celebrate Festival 2023.

There will not be any banquet this year to respect COVID-19 measures.

Looking forward to seeing you in Kimberley, BC!
To visit the Kimberley Resort site:

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Where do we book?

Accommodation Rates and Rooming Details

All reservations are made based on availability.
A major credit card is required to reserve a room, and there is a seven (7) day cancellation policy.

For reservations please call:
1-877-282-1200 Ext. 2

All guests must call the above number and QUOTE that you are part of the: CADS 2023 Festival
March 19-24, 2023

If you do not quote the above name, you will not receive the discounted rate.

Rates below are valid up to 3 nights before or after the above event dates.

Trickle Creek Lodge
Studio Suites $109 + 15% tax per room per night (max occupancy 4pple)
One Bedroom Suites $119 + 15% tax per room per night (max occupancy 4pple)
Two Bedroom Suites $189 + 15% tax per room per night (max occupancy 6pple)

Polaris Lodge

One Bdrm (Queen) Suites $109 + 15% tax per room per night (max occupancy 4pple)
One Bdrm (King) Suites Two Bedroom Suites
Three Bdrm Suites Standard Hotel Room
$119 + 15% tax per room per night (max occupancy 4pple) $219 + 15% tax per room per night (max occupancy 6-8pple)
$299 + 15% tax per room per night (max occupancy 8-10pple) $ 99 + 15% tax per room per night (max occupancy 2pple)

Please note that if your group wants to have more than the preferred occupancy in a room an extra $20 per head + taxes will be applied to that room rate.

All suites are fully equipped condo style, with a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room, fireplace, balcony, free WIFI, free underground parking, 24 hour fitness facility, heated out door pool, 2 hot tubs and an on-resort restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Check in 4pm, Check out 11am

Trickle Creek Lodge is pet friendly, fees apply.
We hope you enjoy your stay!


Student REGISTRATION will open September 10th, 2022.
During the week of March 20th - 24th adaptive skiing & snowboarding there is ski & snowboard improvement lessons for all levels; race training, camaraderie, fun games, on snow activities. Lessons are for all levels of skiing and snowboarding from beginner all the way up to Black Diamond.

Race development students:

We are happy to announce that we will now be able to run a race development program during the ski & snowboard festival that will include gates and race training.

From Monday to Wednesday of Festival, there will be gates set up for race training. On the Thursday there will be a Carving the future day event in collaboration with Alpine Canada and will consist of a guesstimation race.

During the week there will be Para-Alpine Canada Coaches skiing along with the groups to mentor the students and coaches.

The week will consist of ski improvement and skill development, with an introduction to high performance skiing and an opportunity to test your skills in a course on Thursday.

** there will not be full-day lessons available this year

Registration will include:
A week pass for Kimberley Alpine, BC
Appreciation gifts
Access to Apres-ski events

Instructors & Volunteers

All instructors are required to be on snow for the mountain tour on Sunday March 19th. Please meet at the CADS Basecamp which is located outside of the Trickle creek lodge at 1:00pm.

Registration includes:
Week Ski pass at Kimberley Alpine Resort
Access to Apres Ski events
Appreciation gifts
An honorarium of $TBD for the week of lessons

Family, Friends & Caregivers

Family, Friends, and Caregivers are invited to join us either on the slopes and in a variety of events during the week-long festival.

Ski & Snowboard Instructor Evaluations

We will be offering a series of ski improvement, equipment demos and CADS prep sessions from 1:30pm - 3:30pm each day during the festival and will have them posted in September in snowline for registration.

Activities During the Week

Events during the week include:

-Ski Days
-On Snow Scavenger hunt
-Apres Ski Socials
-Professional development
-Certifications & Ski Improvements for Instructors

** Please note there will be no Banquet this year at festival

Want something to do while your family is on snow?

Will be updated as soon as we know what will be offered for 2023 season

Our ValuedPartners CADS receives generous support from these valuable partners

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