Snowboarding is an awesome sport that can accommodate several people with both physical and cognitive disabilities. Please see the description of each option before selecting the best fit.
Monday Night Snowboard | Grouse Mountain
January 22-February 26, 2024- 6:00-8:30 pm
This program is open to students with any diagnosis and all snowboarding skill levels, whether they’ve never tried it before (never-evers) or they are seasoned shredders. Being an evening session, we tend to see more adults and youth in this time slot, however, children are welcome, too (5+ years). Monday nights are typically quiet on Grouse Mountain, allowing a lot of room to play on the mountain.
Sunday Morning Snowboard | Grouse Mountain
January 28-March 3, 2024 – 7:30am-10:30am
This program is open to students of all snowboarding skill levels, whether they’ve never tried it before (‘never-evers’) or they’re seasoned shredders. The daytime scheduling is advantageous, particularly for younger riders and potentially those with partial sight. However, everyone is welcome to participate. Given the typically busy Sunday mornings on Grouse Mountain, we’ve secured permission to access the mountain on the first tram at 7:45 am, allowing us to start the lesson promptly.
Drop-In Ski, Board and Sit Ski Lesson | ALL Mountains $50 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 take up to 3 lessons a season.
Blue Streaks ALL MOUNTAIN | Grouse Mountain $250
January 28 – March 3, 2024 – 1:00-4:00pm
This program is designed for students at an intermediate skill level in skiing or snowboarding, seeking a group setting with less direct supervision to enhance their abilities and enjoy more time on the slopes. The primary focus is on gaining mileage and having a great time, with a balance of instruction and terrain-based learning.
Participants in this program must ski or snowboard independently. If they’re unable to do so, they may be asked to leave the program, and we may not be able to place them in another program at that time. If you’re unsure if this program suits you, feel free to call James @ 604-646-8277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss before registration day.
TRAINING Saturdays Jan 14- Mar 4, 2023- 7:00am-12:00pm $250
or add PRACTICE Thursdays Jan 19- Mar 9, 2023 – 5:30- 8:30pm $450
The VASS Adaptive Alpine Racing Program operates in partnership with the Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club, and this Racing team is known as “The Blue Streaks.” This program caters to intermediate to advanced skiers with physical or intellectual disabilities who are enthusiastic about ski racing. If you’re a strong, confident skier able to navigate a blue run, we’d love to discuss you joining our team. Team members will commence dry land training in the fall, followed by training and racing at Grouse on Thursday evenings and Saturdays. The team will take part in local races at Grouse Mountain and other races held at ski areas across the province. Racers utilize recreational skis and boots or race equipment based on their ability.
This program is by invitation only. For more information and for registration please contact the program coordinator at email@example.com
Included in Fees:
- Lift passes
- Tyee Ski Club Membership ($65)
- Travel expenses
- Race entrance fees
- Helmets (required for all racers)
Friday Night Ski And Snowboard Club | Grouse Mountain $250
January 26 – Mar 1 2024 | 5:00 – 8:00 pm
This program is designed for friends and family who have gained some independence in skiing or snowboarding through our VASS programs and now wish to ski or ride together. The objective is to provide an opportunity for friends and family to enjoy the mountain collectively without formal lessons. Instructors will be available to assist with using the yurt and obtaining any specialized equipment participants may require, as well as to answer skiing or boarding queries. An additional perk is the chance to meet new people, highlighted by an 8 pm hot chocolate gathering at the yurt each night. The program spans 6 weeks.
- STUDENTS: register as a student, if they identify as having a disability. The program cost is $250 and in addition, a CADS membership is also required ($55). Rental equipment is included.
- FRIENDS/FAMILY: register as a ‘student‘ with a separate profile from the student you are supporting on the Snowline website and purchase a CADS membership ($55). If under the age of 15 yrs, rental equipment is included. Cost for friends or family members is $100 + $55.
- ANYONE ELSE besides Friends or Family: if over the age of 15 years old and skiing to support the family member or friend, register as a ‘Instructor‘. Everyone will need to have their CADS membership and everyone will also register their own profile with VASS. The CADS membership are $50 for instructor volunteers. All Instructor Volunteers, people over the age of 15, will have to arrange their own ski or board rentals, but the program cost is FREE.
Note: Only students, friends or family under the age of 15 can use included rentals if needed.