Skiing is for Everyone!


Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) is dedicated to assisting individuals with a disability lead richer and fuller lives through active participation in recreational and competitive alpine snowsports while fostering a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction for the volunteer/instructor.

The outdoor activity of skiing, whether it be a ski trip to a mountain ski area or a ski week at a local ski area, provides an ideal opportunity for individuals with a disability to integrate meaningfully in a positive and rewarding way with their peers.

Skiing has proven itself to be an extremely user-friendly sport for persons with a physical or intellectual disability.  Alpine skiing is accessible to persons who are visually and/or hearing impaired (partially or totally), amputees, paraplegics, quadriplegics, as well as those who have spina bifida, cerebral palsy or a coordination / balance / mobility loss from a  brain injury and cognitive disability to name just a few of the disabilities that can pa