Calgary learn to ski and snowboard for persons with disabilities at Canada Olympic Park

7pm – 9pm Friday, December 1, 2017.
Canada Olympic Park, meet on the 2nd Level of the Cafeteria for ticket pick up and directions
Great way to get your snow legs back. Groups are led by top certified CSIA and CASI course conductors, the best in Alberta. Lots of runs and tips are the focus. All CADS Volunteers are invited to attend one or both sessions.

The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) – Calgary is the local zone of CADS National and is also affiliated with CADS Alberta, the provincial division. We are a volunteer-based organization currently with approximately 500 members. Our main objective is to promote adaptive skiing and snowboarding by teaching people with disabilities how to ski or snowboard using adaptive skills and equipment tailored to their needs.


ADS Calgary operates a Learn to Ski and Snowboard Program for persons with disabilities. Check upcoming events.

The program is dedicated to assisting individuals with a disability to lead richer and fuller lives through active participation in recreational and competitive skiing and snowboarding.

It is taught similar to the programs of Ski Schools that are located at most ski areas. The Program is registered with the Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance (CSIA), Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI), and has many certified CSIA, CASI and CADS Instructors.

The technique used to teach disabled persons is a modification of the CSIA or CASI Teaching Methodology.

Instructor Training & Certification is offered during the season. Clinics are operated weekly on Thursday evenings for the benefit of the volunteer instructors to help improve their skiing or snowboarding ability, as well as to learn tips on teaching and having fun.

Sit ski, quad-ski, bi-ski, sledges, walkers, outriggers, and specialized adaptive equipment like ski-bra, hoola hoop, harness, poles, radios.
CP, paralysis, blind and visually impaired, developmentally delayed, mentally challenged, multiple disabilities, amputees and deaf.
This program runs in Calgary at Canada Olympic Park.
Contact Info
Chairperson: John Bowman
Phone: (403) 286-8050

Programs are also offered in Lethbridge at the Castle Mountain Ski Area, in Medicine Hat, in Calgary at Canada Olympic Park, in Red Deer at the Canyon Ski Area, in Edmonton at Rabbit Hill Ski Area and in Grande Prairie at the Nighthawk Ski Area.

Check the zone near your home to see what programs are offered. Last year more than 1100 members were registered in Alberta with over 400 students learning through all the programs. Programs offered vary in each zone, so  Please get in touch with the contact person in each zone for more information.

Source The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) – Calgary and CADS Alberta

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