The CADS Durham program continues to work in partnership with Brimacombe Ski Resort.

Our goal is to provide an alpine ski experience for persons of all ages with physical and/or intellectual disabilities in a positive, fun and inclusive environment. Our club is unique in that it is entirely run by volunteers.

Our program this ski season will look a little different due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will be offering two 4-week Sunday programs & an 8-week weekday program (the days and times are to be determined based on registration results).

Sunday session 1 dates are: January 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2022.
Sunday session 2 dates are: February 6, 13, 27 & March 6, 2022.

Participants will have the option to indicate their Sunday session preference when registering. We will do our best to accommodate a participant’s 1st choice but there are no guarantees due to the availability of instructors & required equipment. Sunday lessons are approximately 1hr in length and will be slotted in the 9:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m. time frame.

Skiers are matched with trained volunteer partners and our Instructors provide formal instruction. Specialized equipment, if required, is provided by CADS Durham and arrangements for additional equipment can be made with the on-site Rental Shop.


All participants and Volunteers/Instructors are required to obtain their CADS membership at a cost of $40, in order to be properly insured. This cost is borne by the person registering.

*PLEASE NOTE that CADS participant memberships should not be purchased until one of our Program Directors from CADS Durham has confirmed the participant’s acceptance into the program. The premature purchase of a membership does not guarantee placement in the program.

Program fees, for participants who are accepted into the program, are currently under review and will be finalized before Christmas. As a general reference, the fee for the 8-week 2019-20 season was $240 per participant. Costs for this year are still being determined since there have been increases.


Volunteers are vital in running a successful program. CADS Durham provides comprehensive training & certification opportunities. To promote consistent training, volunteers are required to be available for two lessons each ski day. Lift tickets for volunteers are provided. Mandatory full-day training for all on-snow volunteers and instructors is scheduled for January 2, 2022 from 9-3 p.m.. Lift tickets are provided but all participants are responsible for their own equipment and lunch.

NOTE: All on-hill volunteers must be competent skiers, comfortable on Blue and Green runs.

If you have any questions or require more information please connect with us by email at


December 10 – 17, 2021


Sarah Milligan, Maria Hanus