Welcome to CADS Alberta!
Canadian Adaptive Snowsports Alberta is a provincial division of the Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS). We are a volunteer based provincial sport organization that provides all Albertans recreational and competitive adaptive snowsport opportunities through a safe, inclusive learning and training environment; supported by strong leadership, advocacy and partnerships.
With over 1100 participant and volunteer members, CADS Alberta is focused on the delivery of programs that encourage the adaptive community to come and try alpine skiing and/or snowboarding, with a goal to creating a fun, educational and social experience while engaging in a physical activity in Alberta’s winter months.
CADS Alberta is made up of regional CADS Zones and affiliate Zones that include Alliance, Bow Valley Corridor Calgary, Cold Lake, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and Red Deer. Plans are in place to grow our outreach to include expansion or rejuvenation of former CADS Alberta Zone programs in Crowsnest Pass, Jasper, Medicine Hat, and many other locations. Our mandate is to work with our key partners of Alberta Sport Connection and the Government of Alberta, the many snowsport resorts throughout Alberta, program partners such as Makadiff Sports, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and the many private and corporate donors, who provide exceptional ongoing support that continue to ensure that CADS Alberta have the ability to deliver its long-term 2016-19 strategy that opens adaptive activity doors to all Albertans.
As Becca Neels, one of our active CADS Alberta Board members, demonstrates in a video taken at Castle Mountain, the home of the CADS Lethbridge Zone, adaptive snowsport provides a freedom and exhilaration available across the province!
Whats NEW for 2017-2018?
Have you ever wanted to learn how to alpine ski or snowboard and believe you have the ability to come and try it?
Are you a skier that wants to learn how to snowboard or maybe a snowboarder that wants to learn how to ski?
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer instructor and working with a great winter program and a fantastic group of people?
CADS Alberta is once again offering it’s Slide & Ride come and try it event program at a number of locations around Alberta for the 2017-18 season. These events are FREE events for all participants and volunteers!
Participants and volunteers get to experience the amazing Alberta outdoors in a safe and inclusive setting, in which family and friends are also invited to participate and experience the activities of alpine skiing and/or snowboarding. Our professional staff and volunteers ensure a day filled with laughter, fun activity and plenty of smiles. Many of our one day participants join the local CADS Zone program so they can become regular participants in snowsport and enjoy a full and exciting winter experience.
Our goal is to encourage people with all abilities to try adaptive skiing or snowboarding!
Upcoming 2017-18 Slide & Ride Events!
November 25, 2017
Rabbit Hill Snow Resort, Edmonton, Alberta
January 21, 2018
WinSport (Canada Olympic Park), Calgary, Alberta
January 28, 2018
Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort, Cold Lake, Alberta
March 11, 2018
Canyon Ski Resort, Red Deer, Alberta
Dates To Be Confirmed
Nitehawk Adventure Park, Grande Prairie, Alberta
Dates To Be Confirmed
Pass PowderKeg, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
Other Locations May Be Added, so please stay tuned!
Registration Begins October 1, 2017!