Advancing Adaptive Snowsports
CADS Calgary is a volunteer based non-profit that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to experience the joy of learning, participating and competing in alpine Snowsports.
Lessons take place from 6-9 on Sunday evenings from January through early March, at Winsport Canada Olympic Park.
Participants receive one on one, needs-based instruction from trained volunteers. In order to facilitate a great experience for all of our participants and volunteers, CADS invests in instructor training, as well as the research and development of adaptive equipment and teaching methodology.
Our aim is to create a safe, inclusive and fun learning environment. More than just sliding, our participants learn tangible life skills, gain confidence, and develop life long friendships!
CADS Alberta and CADS Canada
CADS Calgary represents one of the seven regional zones of CADS Alberta, which works in conjunction with key partners such as Alberta Sport Connection, the Government of Alberta, Snowsport resorts throughout the province and other program partners and donors.
CADS Alberta is, in turn, a part of CADS Canada, an organization that includes over 1000 members with disabilities and 2000 able-bodied volunteers.
CADS Festival is a fun-filled ski weekend, held at annually at a Canadian ski resort. Top CADS instructors from across the country provide daily lessons for participants of all skill levels, while social functions and an awards banquet add to the sense of camaraderie. The festival also includes the CADS Annual General Meeting. To learn more, visit CADS Festival.