The Adult Disabled Downhill Ski Club or ADDS at Mansfield Ski Resort is a volunteer based non-profit organization having the objective of promoting Alpine skiing to physically disabled adults over nineteen years of age. The program has been in existence since 1981. Our season starts January 5th, 2019 and finishes March 2nd, 2019.
To provide opportunities for adults with disabilities by fostering recreational and social well being. Specifically, the association affords disabled adults an opportunity to learn to ski to a level of independence with the assistance of volunteers.
The cost per disabled skier is $250.00 a year. Additionally, all ADDS members are required to become members of CADS (Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing) to be properly insured to participate. CADS membership is an added cost of $40 for disabled Skiers and Volunteers alike.
This price includes your lift ticket, ski rental if required, adapted ski equipment, ski instruction, and luxury coach transportation to and from the hill, from Toronto, with an added pick-up point on Hwy 400. All day ski instruction and assistance is provided by ADDS’ trained volunteers. ADDS is unable to provide personal attendant care support.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about volunteering.
All volunteers participate in training, starting with an orientation session in mid-December, and individual skier and adapted ski equipment related training on the hill once the program begins in January.
Throughout the season, volunteers are also given the opportunity to take further instruction from CADS certified instructors, and to get their instructor certification.
During ski days, a volunteer might buddy-ski with a disabled participant the entire day – such as with our “Rat Pack” – a group of advanced two, three and four-track skiers. Or a volunteer may work together with one or two other volunteers to assist and teach a new skier in a sit-ski, or learning to use out-riggers and ski-bra, or other adapted equipment and modified techniques.
Aside from the cost of CADS membership, there is no cost to volunteers on program days – ADDS covers the cost of coach transportation between Toronto and Mansfield, lift tickets, and ski rentals if required.
Minimal Volunteer Requirements: strong, comfortable and confident skier on Intermediate hills.
Please click on the applicable volunteer form below:
Registration each season begins in October by contacting the club, or you can join us in mid-November, at our “Think Snow” party. Please contact us at email@example.com for further information.