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October 7, 2020

Vancouver, BC - BC Adaptive Snowsports (BCAS) issued today an update on their annual winter events, including adaptations to be implemented for the 2020-2021 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This update applies to the following annual events: (1) the Summit, (2) All Mountain Camps, and (3) SheCan.  Informed by Provincial Health Officer and viaSport guidance, and aligned with BCAS’ Return to Sport plan, the following restrictions apply for each of these events:

As sport returns to British Columbia in accordance with our provinces Restart Plan, and with the guidance of the viaSport’s Return to Sport Guidelines, BC Adaptive Snowsports has published their Return to Sport plan.  For all details, please click the following link:

Jeff Sauvé, Executive Director of BC Adaptive Snowsports provides an update on recent positive developments in adaptive snowsports in British Columbia

Dear BCAS Members,

As a result of the ongoing and evolving concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are writing to update you on decisions made by BC Adaptive Snowsports regarding courses and events for the remainder of the ski and snowboard season.  Please note the following:

1. Any courses planned for the remainder of the season are cancelled.  This cancellation includes all levels and modules. 

2. The All Mountain Camp planned for April 2-5, 2020 is cancelled.

Following the recommendation of governments and sport bodies across the nation, CADS Festival, schedule to start on March 16th at Sun Peaks Resort has been cancelled.

CADS Festival Cancelled – Full Release

BC Adaptive Snowsports is committed to helping answer any questions from its membership during this time. We are monitoring the news and recommendations from the BC and Federal Government as we look at any remaining events scheduled in the near future.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler to host BC Adaptive Snowsports’ first annual Provincial Club Conference

Whistler, BC - BC Adaptive Snowsports announced today the launch of a new annual initiative deemed the Provincial Club Conference. The conference will bring together club leaders to share resources and insight into programming, events, fundraising, advocacy and administration.  The conference will be held May 8 - 10, 2020 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, the event’s lead sponsor.


Each year CADS recognizes those members and volunteers who have contributed in many and varied ways in the promotion and development of Adaptive Snowsports in Canada.

Nominations are open for the following categories:

Administrator of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Adaptive skier or snowboarder of the Year

Instructor of the Year

Coach of the year

Several adaptive snow sports programs across British Columbia kicked off their 2020 season by certifying a new crop of CADS Volunteer instructors. Congratulations and thank-you to the 50 newly certified volunteers from Whistler Adaptive (WASP), 25 from Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks (ASSP), 16 from Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snow Sports (VISAS), 11 from Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports (SSASS), 9 from Powderhounds (Big White),10 from Caledonia Adaptive Snowsports Society and 100 from Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS).

BC Adaptive Snowsports would like to congratulate Para-alpine racer and member Logan Leach on his selection as finalist for the Sport BC Athlete of the Year award in the category of Athlete with a disability.


For Immediate Release - January 14, 2020 (Vancouver, BC)

BC Adaptive Snowsports is putting out an initial call for interested individuals with a strong racing background to act as a training partner and ski-racing guide to a young promising 17-year-old male Visually Impaired ski racer from Vernon, BC.  This is a great role for a young coach or recently retired FIS ski racer looking for a new experience. The right candidate is still sharp and fast on their skis, has great communication skills and is a good team player.

BC Adaptive Snowsports today announced the appointment of Jeff Sauvé as the new Executive Director, effective April 1.  Jeff has served in a variety of senior leadership roles in Canadian sport over the last 15 years, including the Chief Executive Officer of a National Sport Federation and a Provincial Sport Organization.  In addition to his work experience; Jeff has a masters in sport management and is currently, outside of his work hours, completing a doctorate at UBC with a focus on athlete well-being.

Congratulations to Alpine Canada's Mollie Jepsen who is a finalist for the 2018 Sport BC Athlete of the Year award in the category of Athlete with a Disability for her accomplishmnents in PyeongChang.

Please see the full annoucement here

photo credit: R.Witney


British Columbia Adaptive Snowsports (BCAS)

Employment Opportunity

Position: Executive Director

Employment Term:  Full-Time, Permanent

Application Deadline: 2019/01/21

To whom it may concern;

The following is to advise you that effective immediately, Jason Campbell is no longer CEO of BC Adaptive Snowsports.

The Board of Directors are confident in the experience and aptitude of  our staff and their ability to ensure that the day-to-day operations of BC Adaptive Snowsports, its upcoming Black Diamond Gala and early season programing will be delivered as planned, without disruption or any inconvenience to its members.

Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports

Operations Director


Job Description



Job title:          Operations Director


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Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (“VASS”) is a registered non-profit that runs ski and snowboard programs for persons with a disability at Grouse, Seymour and Cypress Mountains. Our goal is to make the mountain experience accessible to all.


Treasurer Volunteer Position

Title:   Treasurer



Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (“VASS”) is a registered non-profit that runs ski and snowboard programs for persons with a disability at Grouse, Seymour and Cypress Mountains. Our goal is to make the mountain experience accessible to all.


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