No, but please discuss it with your doctor. The registration form will also need your doctor’s name and phone number.
On our registration website. Click here
You can find the links to registration on several of our website pages or click here to go directly.
There is public transit to the base of Grouse Mountain. Mt. Seymour has a shuttle service and you can learn more on their website. Cypress Mountain is only accessible by vehicle. There are accessible parking spots at all 3 mountains. You may need to contact the mountains beforehand to learn of their locations.
Warm clothing, ski pants, gloves. If you need rental equipment, please sign up for that during the registration process.
$250 for most 6 lessons programs, including lift tickets, equipment, and instructors. Check the website for all of the details on different programs.
6 years old for our students.
Typically the 3rd week of January.
Usually in mid October, please keep checking the website, www.vass.ca
When your instructors call you before the program starts, they will make specific arrangements with you, but generally:
– Grouse Mountain: meet at base near Starbucks or at our YURT at the top of the mountain.
– Mt Seymour: meet at the Bear’s Den at the far end of the parking lot.
– Cypress Moutnain: meet in the cafeteria.
There are several Learn to Ski and Snowboard programs (evenings and mornings) and you should pick the one where the times work best for your family and that address the learning needs of the student. Click here for more details.
BCAS and CADS are our provincial and national bodies and they hold our liability insurance.
You can purchase a BCAS/CADS membership through the ski portal registration system. Click Here to login.
Initial training for new volunteers is two half-days plus a 3 hour orientation for all volunteers.
$55.00 CAD and you must also purchase you CADS membership for the year which is $48.00 CAD.
A volunteer can join us at age 15 and they can also gain their CADS 1 certification in the first year at age 15.
Initial training for new volunteers is two half-days plus a 3-hour orientation for all volunteers. The program then runs for 6 weeks of 3-hour lessons per week with your student. Some programs ask a little more, depending on the needs of the students. There is also the opportunity be in a pool of volunteers that help with DROP-IN Lessons, as they are requested throughout the season.
VASS organizes the required training for its volunteers, and it is usually scheduled in early January. You will need to take either the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) or Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) overview course (1 day) and the CADS Level 1 course ( 2.5 days). Additionally, there is ongoing training throughout the season so you can continue to learn and thrive. If for some reason you are unable to take the training prior to volunteering, you can sign up as an on-hill assistant until it is complete.
BCAS and CADS are our provincial and national bodies and they hold our liability insurance. Furthermore, supporting these organizations ensure that adaptive snow sports continues to grow in knowledge acquisition and reach locally, provincially and nationally.
Our students are assigned 2 instructors, with a new instructor always being paired with an experienced instructor.