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From the bunny hill to the steepest chutes on Whistler Blackcomb; Alex Cairns is the next generation of Canadian sit-skiers and he attributes his success to BC Adaptive Snowsport Programs.

One of the recognized barriers to participation in snowsports is cost. Through the generous financial support of our funding partner CKNW Orphan's Fund and additional support from Kids Sport, BC Adaptive Snowsports is happy to be able to offer the Children & Youth Equipment Grant Program.

Tickets for BC Adaptive's 2015 Black Diamond Gala are now on sale and selling fast. More than 100 have sold already! 

Join hosts Fiona Forbes from SHAW TV and tv/radio personality Michael Eckford for a sparkling night of fine food, wine, music, live & silent auctions to support programs for children and adults with disabilities around BC to enjoy the freedom and theraputic benefits of skiing and snowboarding. For more information and to purchase your tickets, CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to Landon McGauley, Mark Robertson, Melissa Pemble, Chelaine McInroy and Amanda Timm on being selected to the BC Para-alpine Ski Team for the 2015-2016 Season.

CADS is currently seeking a Director to be the senior staff and leader of the organization.  If you have a passion for a leadership role and for working in this not-for-profit organization that strives to better the lives of skiers and snowboarders with disabilities, this position may be the right fit for you!  The Director reports to the President.  The work location is negotiable and working from a home office is a possibility.  

Join us on July 2nd at Sun Peaks Resort for the 1st annual Sun Peaks Grand Golf Tournament benefitting BC Adaptive Snowsports.

Proceeds will support the annual BCAS Summit at Sun Peaks in December for volunteer and club training as well as club equipment loan programs and instructor education programs to support skiers and snowboarders with a disability.

As we mark the end of another wonderful season it's time to take the opportunity to recognize those outstanding volunteers and groups who have gone out of their way to ensure the continued success of adaptive snowsport programs in BC. Award nominations must be received no later than 5pm, May 31st. For complete details, including official nomination form, visit the Helpful Documents page of our website. (CLICK HERE)

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March 31, 2015

Squamish athlete Alex Cairns returns from Quebec as the Canadian National Champion in men’s slalom (sitting)

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March 18, 2015

Adaptive athletes take over Silver Star Mountain and show their passion for ski racing at the 2015 Western Canadian Championships

Following the February & March courses in Sun Peaks we would like to congratulate some of our newly certified CADS instructors:

CADS Level 1

Richard Bastemejier, Lucinda Bateman, Paul Blantern, Rachael Chubb-Higgins, Amelia Francis, Myrna Hastings, Christopher Haseltine, Rob Hayward, Jake Lacosta, Brennan McGlashen, Luke Parnaby, Craig Renwick, Maximilliano Tomicic, Liana Webb, Robb Webb,

CADS Level 2

Neil Connors, Pat McKimmon, Jo-Ann O’Brien, Melanie Pouliot, Jodi Roberts, Sharon Tremblay

CADS Level 2A

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March 17, 2015

President of Kelowna’s Adaptive Snow Sport Program, honored with award

(Vancouver, BC) –  Each year, Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO’s) from across BC recognize their volunteers whose dedication, energy and commitment contribute to the development of their sport or organization with the Sport BC Presidents’ Awards. BC Adaptive’s Tony Lenarcic was presented with the award on Thursday March 12th during the annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year awards at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

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March 2, 2015


BC Adaptive Snowsports welcomes two new members to their volunteer Board of Directors


Vancouver (BC) – After a search that attracted more than a dozen applicants to fill two spots on the BC Adaptive Snowsports (BCAS) board, Gurdeep Parhar & Nigel Collett were selected as new Directors.

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March 13, 2015

Two of Para-alpine’s best and most influential sit-skiers recognized at Sport BC’s Athlete of the Year Awards.

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February 19, 2015

Para-alpine athletes from BC make their mark at the 2015 Canada Winter Games

Prince George (BC) – After a week of competition for alpine racers at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, Para-alpine athletes from BC have taken home three medals.

PRINCE GEORGE - Persons with different abilities living in the North - and in communities throughout the province - will have increased opportunities to become lifelong participants in sport and creative activities as a result of $735,000 in funding for accessibility programming announced Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Whistler Adaptive is offering a Girls’ Winter Learn-to-Train Camp from March 13 to 15, 2015 for girls ages 13 to 25 with a physical disability. Do you know any young women that would be interested and would like to take part? If so, please pass this information on to them:

Each year CADS recognizes those members and volunteers that have contributed in many and varied ways in the promotion and development of Disabled Skiing in Canada.

CADS 2015 Volunteer Awards, call for nominations

Nomination Form

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January 29, 2015

Quesnel athlete Landon McGauley and three other para-athletes from BC to compete at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Vernon (BC) – During a three-day training camp at Silver Star Mountain Resort, BC Para-alpine Ski Team and Team BC Para-alpine coach John Newton made the final selection of the athletes who will represent Team BC during the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George next February 12-16.

We are excited to announce a new partnership between The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre and BC Adaptive Snowsports for 2015.

In addition to being our official accommodation for any BCAS events at Sun Peaks Resort, The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre is offering all BCAS members a 15% discount off regular room rates anytime throughout 2015.

BC Adaptive Snowsports is proud to welcome 183 CADS Level 1 instructors to the Snowbility program and with more courses to come, the numbers are expected to increase.

Snowbility new CADS Level 1 instructors:

Fernie Adaptive Snow Sports: 9

Panorama Adaptive Snow Sports: 5

East Kootenay Adaptive (Kimberley): 4

Revelstoke Adaptive: course scheduled for Feb

Newly certified CADS Level 1 instructors:

Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks: 9