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 23-February 27, 2023- 6:00-8:30 pm
This program is geared towards any student with any diagnosis and 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.
Sunday Morning Snowboard | Grouse Mountain
January 29-March 5, 2023 – 7:30am-10:30am
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 $100 per lesson
January 01-March 21, 2023 – 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 lessons a season.
Blue Streaks ALL MOUNTAIN | Grouse Mountain $250
January 29-March 5, 2023- 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 is on getting mileage and having fun. There will be some instruction but it is much more terrain based learning and managing the environment.
Students in this program must be able to ski or snowboard independently and if they cannot they will be asked to leave the program and we may not be able to place them into another program at that point. If you are unsure if this is a good fit, please call James to discuss before the 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 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 at 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
Friday Night Ski And Snowboard Club | Grouse Mountain $250
5-8pm Jan 27-Mar 3 (Friday Nights)
This program is intended for friends and family that want to ski or ride together after achieve some level of independents after learning to ski or snowboard with our VASS programs. The goal of this program is to have a time and place that friends and family can enjoy the mountain together without direct lessons being delivered. There will be a few instructors on the mountain to assist in using the yurt and getting any specialized equipment that participants may need. And if you have a few questions about skiing or boarding, they will be there for some assistance. There is the great side benefit of getting to meet some new people, and to promote this there will be a 8pm hot chocolate rendezvous at the yurt each night. Program runs for 6 weeks.
Students that identify as having a disability will register as a student in this program. Friends or family will also register as a students but under a different registration. Anyone over the age of 15 that is skiing to support the family member or friend will register as a INSTRUCTOR VOLUNTEER. Everyone will need to have their CADS membership and everyone will have their own profile with VASS. The CADS membership are $48 for instructor volunteers and $53 for everyone else.
Participants and friends and family under the age of 15 can use rentals included in the price if needed. Participants cost $250 and Friends and family under the age of 15 will cost $100.
All Instructor Volunteers, people over the age of 15, will have to arrange their own ski or board rentals. Cost for Instructor Volunteers… FREE.