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2021 Festival

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


2021 CADS ANNUAL SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL has been postponed until 2022

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 Sunday September 20, 2020

Location


Sun Peaks Resort, BC

Our 44th Annual ski & snowboard festival Has been postponed and will be hosted at Sun Peaks, BC in 2022


Students


During this week of 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.

Instructors & Volunteers


Over 80 of our amazing Certified Instructors and Volunteers from across Canada join us each year at our Annual Ski & Snowboard Festival to give a full week of adaptive lessons to over 50 students.

Family, Friends & Caregivers


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

Ski & Snowboard Instructor Evaluations


We are working on what evaluations will be available at Festival 2022

Ski & Snowboard Lessons for Family


These rates are for family members who are travelling with CADS participants and/or volunteers – the individuals will need to identify themselves as being part of the group in order to receive the special rates listed below.
Adult Ski or Snowboard Group Lessons
The Next Step – 10% discount
Green Scene/Cruise the Blues/Performance Clinic – 15% discount

Kids Ski or Snowboard Group Lessons
Half Day AM or PM – 15% discount
Full Day – 10% discount

Private Family Race Day Camp/Beyond the Groomers Private Tour/Guided Gil’s Backcountry Tour
15% discount (discount not applicable to included lunch)

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

Want something to do while your family is on snow?


Bungee Trampoline
The bungee trampoline is suitable for people of all ages between 20lbs and 220lbs. See for yourself what the bungee trampoline is all about.
The bungee trampoline is located slope side by the Village Day Lodge. Tickets can be purchased at Guest Services and the Activities Desk located in the Village Day Lodge or, Elevation Bike, Ski & Board in the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.


LETS PLAY Package
Includes:
1 ride on Bungee Trampoline
2 hours in the Tube Park
Skating rink access

Dog sled tours
Tourshttp://www.mountainmanadventures.ca/

Horse sliegh rides
To book : https://www.sunpeaksstables.com

Restaurants at SunPeakshttps://www.sunpeaksresort.com/events-things-to-do/dining-apres

Sports & Aquatic center
Sun Peaks Grand Hotel - Indoor pool, 3 outdoor hottubs, exercise room, sauna

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