Student Programs

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Program Details

CADS Edmonton offers the very best in adaptive training. Students receive one-on-one instruction that are individually tailored to their abilities. We offer four programs for students – the Alpine program, the Snowboard program, the Athlete Development program and School field trips. CADS Edmonton also has two other programs – the volunteer instructor training program and the equipment lending program. Program information for the 2020 2021 season is yet to be determined. 2020 2021 Student Information (Program paused for 2020 2021)

Parents/Guardians/Family Members/Friends

CADS Edmonton encourages you to spread the word about the CADS Edmonton program. Help us recruit volunteers for the upcoming season. You may know someone that may be interested in joining as a volunteer. Parents and family members that ski or snowboard can volunteer with another student in the program!!

CADS – Edmonton Zone  Volunteer Policy

CADS participant registration fees are highly subsidized through grants and fundraising events that take place throughout the year.  CADS Edmonton is a volunteer run organization therefore we need your support for a variety of program related activities.  As such, in order to continue offering high-quality, individualized ski and snowboard instruction at minimal rates, we require your volunteer efforts in some key areas.  2020-2021 Volunteer Sign Up (Program Paused for 2020 2021)

2020/2021 Student Registration (PROGRAM PAUSED)

New & Returning Students BECOME A CADS MEMBER FOR THE 2020 2021 SEASON!

All students (regular CADS program) and athletes (competition program) that are registering for CADS Edmonton are required to purchase a 2020 2021 CADS Alberta Membership through Snowline prior to filling out the student intake form. Click on the link below:

2020 2021 CADS Alberta Membership


Once you register above, you will have started the registration process. The completed student intake form below and payment of $205 (Monday 8 week Program) or $155 (Saturday 6 week Program) is due at the time of registration. Payment can be sent in the form of a cheque payable to CADS Edmonton or send an E-Transfer to:

All students should attend registration evening TBD.

Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Priority for the Saturday program will be given to those participants with a visual impairment and children 15 years of age and under. There is a maximum of 15-20 students in the Saturday program based on volunteer availability.


Cost & Fees

CADS Edmonton fund raises throughout the season, has hundreds of people volunteer their time, and has a fantastic relationship with Rabbit Hill to help keep our costs low. For the 2019- 2020 season we offer a Monday program (8 weeks) for $205 & a Saturday program (6 weeks) for $155, weather permitting including lift tickets and rentals plus $45(CADS Alberta Membership Fee)

The $45 CADS membership fee is non-refundable. Program refunds will be determined by the CADS Edmonton executive board on a case by case basis should you withdraw from the program. Sessions may be cancelled by CADS Edmonton due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. Cancelled lessons or missed lessons will not be made up or refunded.

Funding Resources Available for Families

Please contact us if you need further assistance


When the temperature is -20 degrees or below without the windchill or extreme weather conditions exist, as reported at the Edmonton International Airport, the session will be cancelled. Please call our Info Line (780-577-1442) if you are uncertain if the lesson is cancelled, updated by 4:30pm on Mondays and 6:00pm on Fridays for the Saturday program. DO NOT call Rabbit Hill.

If you feel that it is too cold, please inform as well as letting your instructor know you won’t be coming to the lesson. It is up to you to dress for the weather!


What to Wear

Here is a list of suggested items:

  • Long underwear
  • Thermal or wool socks (one or more pairs)
  • Ski/Snowboard pants, or warm, windproof trousers (no jeans!)
  • Warm sweater and/or turtleneck
  • Windproof jacket
  • Neck warmer or scarf (all loose ends must be tucked in)
  • Toque or earmuffs
  • Warm mittens or gloves – these should be moisture and wind resistant and of a smooth outer material (knitted are dangerous on the rope tows)
  • Goggles – strongly recommended to protect against eye injury for all skiers, including the blind and visually impaired
  • Helmet – strongly recommended as a safety measure and mandatory for all students. Helmets can be rented at Rabbit Hill at no cost