Program Details

The CADS Edmonton Ski School offers an annual series of two-hour lessons that run from January to March 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.  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 Snowboard 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 board 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 that are individually tailored to their abilities.

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 snowboarding experience and to have fun while learning these skills.

The CADS Edmonton program is registered with the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI).

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

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 to CADS Edmonton. Payment by cash or cheque can be dropped off at registration night. Registration fees of $250.00 can be sent in the form of a cheque to CADS Edmonton or send an E-Transfer to

Our season runs January through the first week of March on Monday nights. Registration for the 2017/2018 season is now open!