This CADS program operates out of Snow Valley Resort near Barrie. The program begins January 6th and runs for 8 Sundays. There are two sessions offered – 11:00 am to 12:45 pm and 1:30 pm to 3:15pm.
Our students have a range of challenges – paraplegia, autistic spectrum disorder, CP, polio, MS, Down’s syndrome, and others – and are of all ages. Each student is screened to determine his or her equipment and instructional needs, and then matched with trained volunteer instructors and assistants.
The eight week program of lessons, including any special equipment, is provided at a cost of $155. This cost does not include the mandatory CADS membership. CADS membership can be purchased/renewed here.
Skiing has inherent risk and safety is our top priority. Helmets are required for all students. They are available at Snow Valley Resort for a nominal charge.
We need your help!
No prior experience necessary. You supply the enthusiasm and love of skiing and we’ll give you the training you need.
All Adaptive Skiing Instructors should be strong intermediate skiers.
All volunteers participate in training, starting with an orientation session and Lift Evacuation drill in December.
New Volunteers will receive complimentary lift tickets for all program and training dates. Returning volunteers, with the assessment of the Program Director, will receive passes for free skiing. These passes are provided through the generous support of Snow Valley Resort.
Volunteers are required to become a member of the CADS organization to participate – a $40 fee provides you with membership and insurance.
Please contact Dayton at (416) 818-9270 if you are interested in the fun and rewarding experience of teaching others to ski.