The CADS Edmonton Ski School offers an annual series of two-hour lessons that run from January to March typically on Monday evenings from 7-9 pm at Rabbit Hill. See Events Calendar for all scheduled lessons. CADS Edmonton may offer a program on Saturday mornings for a limited number of participants dependent on the number of volunteers that are available. Priority will be given to children 15 and under. 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. Ski School Directors will make a decision on December 15th, if this program is possible based on the volunteers that are available on Saturdays.
Students learn to ski or 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 Advanced 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
- Disabilities related to Cerebral Palsy and other muscular disorders
To become a student you 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. New students please attend the registration night on Monday, October 30th @ Snow Valley between 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Returning 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. Registration fees of $250.00 can be sent in the form of a cheque to CADS Edmonton or send an E-Transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our season runs January through the first week of March on Monday nights. Registration is now open for the 2017/2018 season.