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This organization is helping people with a disability shred on the slopes
With so many ski hills on Vancouver’s doorstep, it can be easy to take our nearby slopes for granted. However, for those with a disability, accessing these slopes isn’t always a possibility. That was, until Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) came along.
Story Starter: Giving Back
Supporting snow sports at the grassroots level
Throughout our nearly 90-year history, Grouse Mountain has recognized the importance of cultivating the next generation of skiers and riders while working to ensure the mountain is accessible for all who wish to hit the slopes.
For 28 years, Anne Bethune has been the driving force behind the growth of Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports. This organization enables those with disabilities to experience skiing and boarding at Seymour, Cypress and Grouse Mountains. Anne’s contributions cannot be underestimated.
Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports
looking for volunteers
Strong skiers looking for some extra time on the slopes can get it by volunteering with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports. The organization offers ski, snowboard, and sit ski lessons as well as racing programs at Grouse, Cypress, and Seymour Mountains for people of all ages with a disability, from paraplegia to blindness.
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