CADS Alberta – Our Goals and Who We Are!
CADS Alberta provides opportunities for those with all abilities to learn to alpine ski or snowboard; to engage in advanced programs and competition programs. Explore our site to find out more!
COVID-19 Impact on Planning for the 2020-21 Season
2020-21 CADS Alberta Member Registration!
CADS Alberta is now providing registration through the new CADS National Snowline Membership Database. Please select the link below that applies to your CADS Zone program to register for a full CADS Membership.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that CADS Membership registration does not guarantee that your local CADS Zone Program will operate to 100% capacity for the 2021 season. Please contact your Zone program for updates and questions as December 2020 approaches.
Registration is open as of September 1st, 2020
Select a Zone/Club
(If your Zone/Club is not listed, please select CADS Alberta as your registration energy point)
PLEASE NOTE CADS CALGARY IS NOT UTILIZING SNOWLINE FOR CADS ALBERTA MEMBERSHIP. PLEASE FOLLOW THE CADS CALGARY LINK FOR BECOMING A MEMBER.
Once you select the entry button above that links to your registration choice, you will have a series of options under which to register. Although we recognize that our membership is largely student / volunteer based, please ensure that you register in the most appropriate section.
Student – This member type is for all adaptive skiers and snowboarders who wish to receive instruction as a student or athlete in an adaptive snow sport program.
Instructor – This member type is for all volunteers that will teach students on the slopes as a certified instructor or volunteer/trainee ON SNOW.
Volunteer – This member type is for all volunteers who wish to volunteer OFF SNOW in another capacity, not teaching students.
Friend – You provide assistance to your facility member or friend.
In order to be a registered member you will have to have your payment information ready once you select the member login.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to become a Student
To be a student in a program in one of the CADS Alberta Zones you need to be a CADS member. CADS membership provides you with third party liability insurance.
To get started, approach the contact person for the zone you are interested in participating. CLICK HERE for more information about Zones. This person will let you know the registration dates and what is required from you.
Some of the programs would require you to show at the registration time to get physically assessed by an instructor to determine your equipment needs.
Registration is on a first come first serve basis and is mostly limited by the number of volunteers available at each zone.
If it is past the registration date already get in touch with the contact person anyway as there is in some programs a waiting list and you can get details for next season.
CADS Alberta is working with Alberta Health Care Leadership to ensure that it meets all regulations for our Membership. Given the constant change that can be seen weekly, CADS Alberta will continue to make Members aware of changes as we move closer to our Return to Activity opportunity.
CADS Alberta Partners with AMPED2PLAY to Provide Alberta Ski and Snowboard Areas Diversity & Inclusion Training!
CADS Alberta recognizes the efforts of Alberta Snowsport Resorts to ensure that CADS Alberta members have access to exceptional snowsport experiences. The continued support of CADS Member discount across Alberta is a great benefit to our Members.
In an effort to continue to expand the Inclusion knowledge that opens market opportunities for services providers such as our Alberta Ski and Snowboard Area Partners, CADS Alberta has partnered with AMPED2PLAY, an international company specializing in Diversity & Inclusion Training for Non-Profit and For-Profit organizations.
The importance of maintaining workplace connection during a time of crisis cannot be overstated. With employees and customers at a distance both physically and socially it can be difficult to maintain and continue to build engagement and resilience. It is easy to break connection and survive at this moment, let us show you how to Brave Connection and thrive. This online course is intended for those who lead and want to both maintain and continue to grow connection during unprecedented times of change.
The Braving Connection course is a self paced learning process linked to an online course delivery. The online delivery consists of four lessons via video facilitation followed with online live review and reflection sessions with the course facilitator. The course is 10 hours in total.
AMPED2PLAY is donating 20% of all revenues generated from each Braving Connection program delivered to CADS Alberta. The course cost is $175.00 + GST per person, with a minimum of 15 people (maximum of 25). Given the online nature of this course, we encourage multiple ski and snowboard areas to partner to gather a minimum for the course.
AMPED2PLAY is offering Engaging Inclusion, a 4-hour training program that raises awareness for Ski and Snowboard Area staff and leadership as to how to increase the inclusivity of their organization. AMPED2PLAY is donating 20% of all revenues generated from each Engaging Inclusion program delivered to CADS Alberta. The program cost is $1500.00 + GST for up to 20 people plus travel expenses to the location.
CADS Alberta continues to seek out ways to open doors of opportunity for individuals of all abilities and ages to enjoy winter sport in Alberta! Providing increased knowledge on inclusivity to our key partners in snowsport, CADS Alberta believes that this partnership can only strengthen our relationship with Alberta Ski and Snowboard Resorts, and expand the reach to even more individuals with various disabilities to take part in winter recreation in Alberta.
This program will continue throughout the 2020-21 season and we will be reaching out to our Ski and Snowboard area partners in the late summer.
For information about booking either a Braving Connection or Engaging Inclusion Training Event, please contact Sandra at email@example.com.
ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT LEASE
2020-21 – CADS Alberta Equipment Pool
Access process for CADS Alberta Members
CADS Alberta has established a pool of adaptive equipment that includes sit-skis, outriggers and related items such as tethers and ski-wings. The equipment remains with CADS Alberta which retains the responsibility to maintain the equipment, including refurbishment of equipment following each winter season. The equipment is stored in Red Deer, Alberta as a central storage location.
The goal of CADS Alberta in establishing the equipment pool is to allow its participant members who require access to equipment, especially sit-skis, to have the ability to lease the equipment on an annual (seasonal) basis.
The participants must be CADS Alberta Members and require their CADS Alberta Zone to put forth the request on the individual participant’s behalf. The equipment being utilized is for participants who are actively part of a CADS Alberta Zone Program, and the equipment is being use by the participant under the supervision of a CADS Trained instructor who is also part of the CADS Alberta Zone Program.
For more information, please contact Ozzie Sawicki.