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 and Saturday mornings 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 those with a visual impairment registering for the Saturday Program.

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

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


To become a student you must register with CADS Edmonton. Space is limited for both programs, registrations are processed in order of arrival on a first come, first serve basis. You must fill out the Student Intake Form. (Program Paused). All students please attend the registration night TBD.  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 are as follows:

Monday Program 7:00pm – 9:00pm : $205.00 8 Lessons

Saturday Program 9:30am – 11:30am: $155.00 6 Lessons (priority to children 15 years old and under or participants with a visual impairment. Maximum # of students is 15-20 dependent on volunteer availability)

Payment 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 and Saturday Mornings. Registration for the 2020/2021 season is yet to be determined!