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2024 Festival

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


2024 46th 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 Tuesday February 20, 2024

Calabogie Peaks Resort, Ontario


March 17th - 22nd, 2024

Dear Members,
Registration will open September 1st and the last day of registration is Tuesday February 20th, 2024

When you arrive at the resort, be sure to come and see the Festival Team in the lobby of the Calabogie Peaks Hotel to pick up your registration bag!

Saturday, March 16th - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 17th - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where do we book?


For reservations please reserve through this link:
https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/YB94Y5

TOLL FREE:1-800-669-4861 | LOCAL: 613-752-2720 | 
EMAIL: PEAKS@CALABOGIE.COM

CALABOGIE PEAKS RESORT
30 BARRETT CHUTE ROAD,
CALABOGIE, ONTARIO, K0J 1H0

Students


Join us at the ski and snowboard festival for exciting lessons and improvement opportunities, catering to all levels of skill. From beginners to advanced racers, there's something for everyone. Don't miss out on a fun-filled week with CADS!

For just $445, your registration includes 5 days of lift passes, 5 mornings of lessons or training from 9AM to 12 PM. Plus, you'll have access to various activities, including Après-ski events, and receive a welcome package. Afternoons are open for students to ski or enjoy the resort amenities with their families.

If you wish to attend the Banquet on Thursday night please purchase a banquet ticket at registration (extra cost of $75.00)

Safety is our top priority. Every participant must designate an off-snow support contact to ensure quick and efficient assistance in case of any accidents or incidents. With this preparation, you can enjoy the festival with peace of mind, knowing that help will be readily available when needed.

Join us for an unforgettable ski and snowboard Festival experience!

Unleash your potential on the slopes!
Join our Race Development Lessons for a week of gates and training.

From Monday to Wednesday, we'll be setting up gates to help you improve your racing skills. On Thursday, get ready for an exciting event - Carving the Future Day- in collaboration with Alpine Canada! This event will feature a thrilling guesstimation race. Throughout the week, you'll also have the chance to enhance your skiing abilities and learn high performance techniques. Plus, our Para-Alpine Canada coaches will be there every step of the way to mentor and guide you. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Please note, full-day lessons will not be available this year.
Festival Refunds

All purchases may be canceled online before payment is made.

Once payment has been made, refunds for the CADS National portion will be issued if expressly requested by the owner of the subscription within:

The first 15 days after the date of purchase of an event / course or 15 days prior to the event date.

CADS will provide refunds due to (i) individual health curtailments/ fit for sport claims at any time and/or, (ii) up to 15 days prior to the event.

The refund will only be issued to the method of payment selected during your initial purchase of the subscription.

If you choose to cancel your application without expressly requesting a refund from CADS by e-mail, a refund will not be granted. Please send e-mail to amy@cads.ski

After the first 15 days of the most recent monthly term or 15 days of an annual term have elapsed, a refund will not be granted.

Instructors & Volunteers


Registration will open September 1st 2023

Join us for the mandatory mountain tour on Sunday, March 17th! All instructors must be on snow. Meet at the CADS Calabogie Room in the Ski Lodge, right next to the Calabogie Peaks Hotel, at 1:00pm.

Registration is only $60! This includes a week ski pass at Calabogie Peaks Resort, access to Après-ski events, and a special appreciation gift. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

If you wish to attend the Banquet on Thursday night please purchase a banquet ticket at registration (extra cost of $75.00)

Volunteer Instructor Honorariums: To be determined

Awards Ceremony & Banquet


Join us at the highly anticipated annual awards ceremony and banquet this year!

Don't forget to purchase your ticket at registration - it's an extra cost on top of the registration fee ($75.00).
Join us for an unforgettable evening!

Dress to impress in your fabulous Roaring 20's - Great Gatsby outfits for the banquet.

Ski & Snowboard Instructor Evaluations


Exciting opportunities await at this Festival for ski, snowboard, and sitski volunteer instructors!

Join us for improvement sessions and CADS certifications. Perfect for eager volunteers looking to enhance their skills.

** All Candidates are required to volunteer with a student during the morning sessions of Festival (Monday - Friday).

HOW TO REGISTER:
Log into your Snowline account and select FESTIVAL as your club.
Then select Training > Events list > and select which courses you wish to take.

Friends & Family Members


Please note that all Family and friends attending the Festival for the week need to register also to be included in the events & Apres Ski.
Don't forget to purchase your banquet tickets!



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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