Complimentary Ski Passes for Disabled Skiers

Organization Sponsor: Alpine Ski Nova Scotia

Organization Partner: CADS Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing


Program Description

The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing is a volunteer based organization having as its main objective, assisting individuals with a disability to lead richer and fuller lives through active participation in recreational and competitive snow skiing and snowboarding.
Becoming a member of CADS – NS will allow you to access the following incentives:
• Complimentary ski passes at the ski hills in Nova Scotia for the disabled members. General/support members are not eligible for the complimentary ski pass
• Access to CADS – NS adaptive equipment at the ski hills in Nova Scotia (a reminder to phone ahead to see what equipment is available).
• CADS National membership insurance
• You will receive newsletters from CADS National
• If you are skiing outside of NS—call ahead to the Ski School at the hill you will be visiting to see what is offered to CADS members , and what equipment is available.

If you require lessons you need to pay for the instructors.

Program Approximate Cost: 

Free with CADS Membership ($35.00)

Funding Sources: 

CADS and Alpine Ski Nova Scotia

Strategies For Sustainability: 

This program provides assess to adaptive equipment, insurance and free hill passes. This is in partnership with local ski slopes in Nova Scotia. Can sign up online.

Impact Of Program: 

CADS has 1130 disabled members and 1900 abled-bodied volunteers from all regions of Canada

Evaluation Tools: 

Feed back from participants and provincial partner organizations.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

The support of volunteers, provincial organizations, ski clubs help make this successful.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

The weather or crowed slopes can be a problem. Check weather and peak times before choosing your ski days.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This program began in 2000.

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