The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) Edmonton offers programs in downhill skiing and snowboarding. Our programs are aimed at instructing individuals with physical, sensory and/or cognitive disabilities in the various adapted skiing techniques which include visually impaired skiing/snowboarding, 3 track skiing, 4 track skiing, and sit skiing. Adapted specialized ski/snowboard equipment may be used in some or all of the described techniques. Our volunteer instructors are trained in adaptive ski instruction as developed by the CADS national certifying body.
We offer four programs for students – the Alpine program, the Snowboard program, the Advanced program and School field trips. We usually have about 50 students that participate is the 8 week program at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort and usually have 10-20 requests for student field trips throughout the season.