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2021 Festival

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


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 Saturday February 20, 2021


Sun Peaks Resort, BC

Our 44th Annual ski & snowboard festival will be hosted at Sun Peaks, BC during the week of March 22nd - 26th, 2021

Due to the changing guidelines with the COVID regulations we are currently developing our Return to Snow plan and working with the Interior Health Authorities to make sure that our event conforms to the government guidelines.

REGISTRATIONS are currently closed but please keep checking back for updates.

Book Your Accommodations

Hotel reservations can be made by the following methods:

Via Telephone: 1-844-SPGRAND (774-7263)
Via Email:
On Line: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
Online booking code: GKNCADS21

*Flights should be booked to Kamloops, BC


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.

The cost for a Student is under review for lessons for the week.

This includes:
-Lessons every morning 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
-Lift pass for the week
-Lunch Box (2) Tuesday & Wednesday

Instructors & Volunteers

This includes:
-Lift pass for the week for CADS Lead Instructors
-Lunch Box (2) Tuesday & Wednesday

The cost for a Volunteer, is under review.

Family, Friends & Caregivers

Family & Friend Registration form

This Includes:

-Discounted Lift Tickets - For Volunteers, Family and Friends that are registered
- Lunch Box (2) Tuesday & Wednesday

​The cost for registration is under review

The Ski Lift pass rate is a discount at Sun Peaks 3+ day rates.
Rates to be confirmed

Ski & Snowboard Instructor Certifications

We are working on what will be available at Festival 2021

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.

1 ride on Bungee Trampoline
2 hours in the Tube Park
Skating rink access

Dog sled tours

Horse sliegh rides
To book :

Restaurants at SunPeaks

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