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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.


We know most of you would rather be skiing but Summer in BC and beyond offers so many opportunities to be active! How are you taking advantage of nature's playground?

Post a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #myadaptivesummer and tag us (@bcadaptive) for your chance to win one of two summer prize pack including Canadian Paralympic Para Flip Flops, $25 Visa Gift Card and your 2018-2019 BC Adaptive Membership*

The Sun Peaks Grand will host their 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting BC Adaptive Snowsports on September 14, 2018.


$650 per foursome or $175 per player,
plus taxes

$75 per person, plus taxes and gratuity

Last year the event raised more than $27,000 for our programs! 

For more information please contact

BC Adaptive Snowsports is excited to announced the appointment of Jason Campbell as its new CEO, effective immediately. Campbell comes with a wealth of experience, most recently serving as Interim CEO for BCAS as well as Director of Fund Development. Previously he served with the BC Centre for Ability Foundation as Director of Resource Development where he led the successful restructuring of their direct mail program and significantly increased fundraising for their annual gala.


Congratulations to BC's very own, Braydon Luscombe, Mel Pemble and Alex Cairns for their recent selection to the Paralympic roster for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeong-Chang, South Korea.

The BC Adaptive Snowsports and Rocky Mountain Adaptive Snowsports All Mountain Camp took place in Sun Peaks last weekend. The event which brought together 30 participants with disabilities featured skiers and snowboarders from BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan raging in age from 10-65 years old!

Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us at BC Adaptive Snowsports.


Please note that our offices will be closed on December 22, 25 & 26 and January 1st. Our staff will be working limited hours during the rest of the holiday period. Thank you for your patience and cooperation and Happy Holidays!

The Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports introduces "Have-a-Go" for the 2017-2018 season.

Their HAVE-A-GO program invites you up to Mount Washington to have-a-go at the adaptive snow sport of your choice. Whether you choose adaptive skiing, sit-skiing, snowboarding or Nordic skiing, they’ll help you get started.

The 4th Annual Black Diamond Gala took place on Saturday, November 18th at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver's beautiful coal harbor. The event raised over $100,000 which will help BC Adaptive Snowsports continue to build programs such as their Equipment Grant, giving freedom to individuals with disabilities to hit the slopes.

With the leaves changing, it's only a matter of time before the snow starts to fall which is why we are very excited to partner with Stripes Gear to offer our Members a special offer on their custom machine knit base layers.

"STRIPES GEAR base layers are the ideal next-to-skin garment for any outdoor activity or for just keeping you warm on those cold days & nights. The polypropylene fiber transfers perspiration to the outside of the garment to evaporate – creating a personal ‘climate control zone’ and preventing post-exercise chill.