The programs featured on this page have been designed to foster inclusive ski and snowboard experiences, promoting group dynamics where students can learn, grow, and enjoy the mountains alongside their support persons, family members, or friends. Our aim is to provide a platform where individuals, regardless of their expertise in winter sports, can come together to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a complete beginner, we welcome everyone to take a moment to read the details below:
Available on all Mountains — $100 for the Adult Supporter ($250 for the Student)
Available on all Mountains — $100 for the Peer ($250 for the Student)
This was a pilot program for VASS in 2022, aimed at fostering ski friendships that support one another. If you’re over the age of 10 and wish to accompany a friend or sibling for an adaptive ski lesson, we’ll teach you how to ski and guide you on supporting your friend.
HOW IT WORKS: the peer of the VASS Student, who has already been accepted into a 6-week program, will be invited to accompany their friend for all 6 lessons. Note: This peer must ski or snowboard independently already.
Fees cover rentals if needed and a season pass to Grouse or privileges at other mountain programs. You’ll need your clothing, helmet, and a BCAS membership ($55), which can be purchased during registration during your profile registration.
Your friend or sibling will already be registered and accepted into a 6-week program, and you’ll be invited to attend all 6 weeks with them. During the first 3 weeks, you’ll observe and possibly work on your own skiing. The goal is that both of you are at similar developmental levels, allowing us to teach both of you together. There are only 10 spots available, and after signing up, you’ll be contacted for a brief interview to ensure a high success rate for everyone. This program is an add-on to a student securing a spot in a 6-week program, priced at $100. You’ll sign up as a student yourself, complete a profile, and also purchase a CADS membership ($55). When signing up, please indicate on the Club Information Request tab whom you’ll be supporting. VASS will find a way to support your development in any way we can. It’s going to be awesome, and if you have questions, please reach out to us at 604-646-8277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org