|Sit skiing is an incredible sport that is often utilized by people who use wheelchairs or have mobility challenges. However, in truth, it is simply a fantastic sport that anyone can learn. All programs are open to individuals of all diagnoses and age groups.|
Wednesday Night Learn to Sit Ski | Mt Seymour $250
January 3 – February 7, 2024 – 6:00-9:00 pm — 6 weeks
This program caters to newcomers in the sport aiming for maximum independence. We provide a range of sit skis ideal for beginners, offering a larger base of support to assist with balance while developing your skills. The excellent carpet area at Seymour provides ample challenges and opportunities for error correction. Led by one of our Level 3 CADS course conductors, this program is set to create legends! Additionally, we offer access to specialized equipment like hand-controlled sit skis, Snowkart, and a sit ski operable through a joystick or sip-and-puff technology known as the Tetraski. All limitations have been eliminated.
Thursday and more Sit Ski | Grouse Mountain $250
January 25 – February 29, 2024 – 6:00-9:00 pm — 6 weeks
The Thursday night program is designed for intermediate to advanced sit-ski participants. We have a fleet of mono- and aggressive bi-/dual-sit skis ready to support your skill development, accompanied by a highly experienced team of sit ski instructors. They will utilize their expertise and some technology to challenge you and help you reach new heights. Led by a Level 3 CADS course conductor, the ultimate goal is to achieve full independence, enabling you to enjoy skiing with family and friends.
The program title mentions Thursday, but it extends beyond. Feel free to sign up for this program if you’d like to sit-ski during any other session offered at Grouse. Make a note in your registration specifying the day you’d like to ski. We boast a diverse team of instructors, allowing you to choose and join any session that suits you. We are fully prepared to accommodate your needs.
Saturday Morning Drop-in Sit Ski | Mt Seymour
January 27 – March 23, 2024 – Variable Times
This is our most versatile sit ski program, catering to a wide range of students from those with very limited mobility to highly advanced sit skiers. Rather than offering a fixed 6-week program, individuals interested in the Seymour Saturday Sit Ski Program need to express their interest by completing the program registration before Friday, December 15, 2023, when a lottery will be held. The program costs $150 for three lessons or $50 for a drop-in session. The lottery will determine the order of preference for time and lesson blocks. The first name drawn will have the first choice, and this process will continue until all spots are filled. Those who do not secure a spot in the main program will be placed on a waiting/drop-in list and can fill any vacancies during the regular program, ensuring they get out at least once or twice on the drop-in days. All program or drop-in students must be members of BC Adaptive Snowsport and pay the membership fee ($53) before taking any lessons, which can be done through the registration system (www.skiportal.org).
Tetraski Private Sitski Lesson | Mt. Seymour – $100 per lesson
December 15, 2023- March 21, 2024 – Times vary
The Tetraski offers a one-of-a-kind adventure in Canada, and VASS is the sole club currently operating this ski. The sit ski is student-controlled, utilizing either a joystick or sip and puff technology. The machine offers a range of setup options to accommodate the diverse needs of most individuals. Lessons are conducted by the highest level instructors with special certification to operate the sit ski, ensuring the utmost safety for all participants.
Drop-In Ski, Board and Sit Ski Lesson | ALL Mountains $100 per lesson
January 01-March 21, 2024 – Times vary
If you don’t think any of the programs really address your specific needs nor time frames, then please sign up for the opportunity to be notified when single lesson opportunities become available. We will do our best to fill them and you can choose up to 3 lessons a season.