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 25-March 1, 2021- 6:00-9:00 pm
This program is geared towards any student with any level of snowboarding ability from never ever to the hardest shredder. Being an evening session, we tend to see more adults and youth in this time slot, but of course children are welcome. Monday nights are often quiet on Grouse Mountain, so it gives us a lot of room to play.
Monday Night Autism Spectrum Disorder Snowboard | Grouse Mountain
January 25-March 1, 2021 – 6:00-9:00 pm
This is a programmed that was launched many years ago in conjunction with Vancouver Autism Network. Since then our national training association delved deep into pedagogy that allows us to maximize the opportunity to teach student who sit on the autism spectrum. Our instructors on this program not only have amazing knowledge but also a deep passion to work with the students and meet them where they are. Open to all ages and ability level.
Sunday Morning Snowboard | Grouse Mountain
January 31-March 7, 2021 – 6:00-9:00 pm
This program is geared towards any student with any level of snowboarding ability from never ever to the hardest shredder. Thie biggest benefit is that this is a daytime program that may work better for some of our younger riders and possibly students with partial sight….but of course everyone is welcome. Sunday mornings are often quite busy on Grouse Mountain, so we have permission to get up the mountain on the first tram at 7:45am and then we start the lesson.
Drop-In Ski, Board and Sit Ski Lesson | ALL Mountains $50 per lesson
January 01-March 19, 2021 – 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 singular lesson opportunities become available. We will do our best to fill them and you can take up to 3 a season.
Blue Streaks ALL MOUNTAIN | Grouse Mountain $250
THURSDAYS January 21-March 4, 2021- 6:00-9:00pm
SUNDAYS January 31-March 7, 2021 – 1:00-4:00pm
This program is for students who are at a level of ski or board development where they are at an intermediate level of skill and would benefit from being in a group environment with less direct supervision. The major focus in on getting mileage and having fun. There will be some instruction but it is much more terrain based learning and managing the environment.
This program is by invite only. For more information please email John at email@example.com to see if this is a good fit for you.
TRAINING Saturdays January 16 – February 27, 2021 – 7:00am-12:00pm $250
or add PRACTICE Thursdays January 21- Feb 25 2021 – 5:30- 8:30pm $450
The VASS Adaptive Alpine Racing Program is run in partnership with Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club. Known as “The Blue Streaks” this program is intended for intermediate to advanced skiers with a physical or intellectual disability who have an interest in ski racing. If you are a strong, confident skier who can make it down a Blue run, we want to talk to you about joining our team. Team members will start dry land training in the fall and then train and race on Grouse on Thursday evenings and Saturdays. The team will participate in local races at Grouse Mountain as well as other races as ski areas throughout the province. Depending on their ability, racers use recreational skis and boots or race equipment.
***Fees include VASS Program Fees (includes coaching & lift passes) and Tyee Ski Club Membership ($65)
Fees do not include any required travel, accommodation, or meals to attend out-of-town races. Fees do not include race fees.
Helmets are required for all racers.
This program is by invitation only. For more information and for registration please contact the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org