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Veterans & First Responders


As the leaders in adaptive snowsports, part of our support for ill or injured veterans and first responders includes considering the sport pathway each member chooses to take. A pathway can be either as a participant, instructor or as a volunteer. Adaptive Snowsports promotes physical and mental recovery following service-related illness or injury.

Ill or injured veterans, first responders and their families benefit when people recognize, appreciate, and cultivate a sense of belonging in CADS network. Members also experience improved physical, psychological and social outcomes when they and their families are included in events/training and lessons. While our programs may differ from types and sizes, across Canada, each CADS Club is important for creating and inclusive, safe, and fun environments promoting recovery.

CADS Training Pathways


Athletes


The Canadian athlete development pathway is defined into three main phases, beginning with phase one, development of athleticism for ski racing, which spans from the Gliding Start through the Learn to Train stage and includes the initial stages of the Train to Train stage.
Phase two, the training to the top, spans from the last years of the Train to Train stage through the Train to Race stage of development. Athletes in the last year of the Train to Race stage will actively seek high-performance racing specific training programs both on and off the snow. Dedication to a full-time schedule is necessary to successfully progress ski racers into phase two of the Train to Race stage where they begin to train and compete with the intent to learn how to win higher level races which enable them to qualify for the national team.
When athletes exit phase two and enter phase three, racing for the podium, they are in the Race to Win stage representing Canada as an Alpine Canada national team member. They are within two to three years of winning at the elite levels of racing, FIS World Cup, FIS World Championships and Olympic Winter Games.

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CADS Athlete Stages


CADS Clubs With Race Development


CADS Edmonton

20715 - 57 Avenue SW Rabbit Hill Snow Resort, Edmonton Alberta T6Y 0J5


JOIN CADSED

President

Bill Marshall

president@cadsedmonton.ca | 780-982-5587


Race Development Rep

Christine Mason


OPAST Provincial Team

164 Craigleith Road , Blue Mountain Ontario L9Y 0S4


JOIN OPAST

Program Director

Gwen Binsfeld

gwen@cadsontario.ca


Race Development Rep

Gwen Binsfeld


Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports

Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports

6400 Nancy Greene Way , North Vancouver British Columbia V7R 4K9


JOIN VASS

Executive Director

James Peters

info@vass.ca | 604-646-8277


Race Development Rep

James Peters


Regina Alpine Adaptive Ski Program

Regina Alpine Adaptive Ski Program

5542 Leibel Cres. , Regina Saskatchewan S4X 4E7


JOIN RAASP

Program Director

Gordon Poulton

gord.poulton@sasktel.net | 306-545-2272


Race Development Rep

Gordon Poulton


Whistler Adaptive Sports Program

4545 Blackcomb Way , Whistler British Columbia V8E 0X9


JOIN WASP

Executive Director

Shelley Milstein

smilstein@whistleradaptive.com | 604-787-4929


Race Development Rep

Adria Flor


Instructors


Are you interested in becoming a CADS Certified Instructor?

CADS CERTIFICATION PATHWAY - 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.


CADS Clubs With a Veteran or First Responder Camp or Program


OPAST Provincial Team

164 Craigleith Road , Blue Mountain Ontario L9Y 0S4


JOIN OPAST

Program Director

Gwen Binsfeld

gwen@cadsontario.ca


Veterans & First Responder Rep


Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports

Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports

152 Main Street , Silver Star Mountain British Columbia V1B 3M1


JOIN SSASS

President

Peter Lawson

president@ssass.bc.ca


Andy McQuilkin

Veterans & First Responder Rep

mcq44@shaw.ca


CADS New Brunswick

CADS New Brunswick

50 Crabbe Mountain Road , Central Hainesville New Brunswick E6E 1E3


JOIN CADSNB

President CRADS

Karen Kilpatrick

kbkilpatrick@xplornet.ca | 506 463-2399


Veterans & First Responder Rep

Fred Gagnon


CADS Winter Sports Clinic

30 Barrett Chute road , Calabogie Peaks Ontario K0J 1H0


JOIN WSPC

Program Chair

Michael Moulton

wsc.calabogie@gmail.com | 613-277-2786


Ron Orien

Veterans & First Responder Rep

r.c.orien@gmail.com


BC Adaptive Snowsports

BC Adaptive Snowsports

780 SW Marine Drive , Vancouver British Columbia V6P 5Y7


JOIN BCAS

Executive Director

Will Davis

will@bcadaptive.com | 604-333-3631


Shoulder 2 Shoulder Retreats

Shoulder 2 Shoulder Retreats

Veterans & First Responder Rep

James Cooney, jamescooney@cads.ski


Coaches


Are you interested in furthering your training and become an Alpine Canada Coach?

The coaching pathway is designed to guide your training and skill development as a coach, providing you with the tools required to support athletes at successively higher levels of performance.
New coaches begin their journey by completing the Entry Level Licensing and Certification requirements. Once those credentials are achieved, they can begin to work with young ski racers at their local club in the gliding start and skier essentials stage of LTAD.

Coaching Pathway