Alpine Skiing

Program Details

The CADS Edmonton Ski School offers an annual series of two-hour lessons that run from January to March typically on Monday evenings from 7-9pm and Saturday Morning from 9:30am – 11:30am at Rabbit Hill. See Events Calendar for all scheduled lessons.  Priority will be given to children 15 and under and individuals with a visual impairment. There will be no snowmobile available, therefore first year sit skiers or sit skiers that are not using the chairlift/T-bar will not be able to participate in the Saturday program.

Students learn to ski using adaptive equipment and strategies that follow CSIA and CASI progression and skill development. Ultimately, our goal is to help our students become proficient enough to ski with family and friends on their own time!

Lessons are taught by volunteer instructors who have completed the CADS training program; many are also certified CADS, CSIA or CASI instructors. Students receive one-on-one instruction. We also offer an Learn to Train Program.

Students receive one-on-one instruction that are individually tailored to their abilities. We take great care in the student-instructor matching process to ensure that each student receives the individual attention they need to enjoy their skiing experience and to have fun while learning these skills.

The CADS Edmonton program is registered with the Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance (CSIA).

Our program is available to people with a wide range of disabilities including:

  • Cognitively disabled and learning disabled
  • Visually impaired
  • Hearing impaired
  • Paraplegic and quadriplegic
  • Amputees
  • Disabilities related to Cerebral Palsy and other muscular disorders

All students (regular CADS program) and athletes (competition program) that are registering for CADS Edmonton are required to purchase a 2018 2019 CADS Alberta Membership through Goalline prior to filling out the student intake form. Click on the link below:

To become a student you then must register with CADS Edmonton, Registrations are processed in order of arrival on a first come, first serve basis. You must fill out the Student Intake Form. Students please attend the registration night on Monday, November 5th @ Snow Valley between 6:00pm – 8:00pm. All students may register prior to or at registration night. Once you fill out the student intake form, complete the registration process by submitting payment or attending the registration evening to pay by cash or cheque. Program registration fees are as follows:

Saturday Program $155.00 – 6 Lesson Program (priority to children 15 years old and under or participants with a visual impairment. Maximum # of students is 15)

Monday Program $205.00 – 8 Lesson Program

Payment is due at the time of registration; it can be sent in the form of a cheque to CADS Edmonton or send an E-Transfer to coordinator@cadsedmonton.ca

Our season runs January through the first week of March on Monday nights and Saturday mornings. Registration is open for the 2018/2019 season.