Adaptive sports taking off

 | January 10, 2012

Skiers and boarders with disabilities are recognizing Sun Peaks as a resort destination for adaptive sports with adaptive skier visits greatly increasing each year. Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks (ASSP) works closely with the Sports School to provide adaptive lessons for skiers with all types of disabilities from cognitive/learning difficulties to the visually impaired and individuals with impaired mobility. Volunteer ASSP and Sports School instructors are all certified by the Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers (CADS) to teach.

An instructor course was held in December and another is planned for spring. With the increased demand for lessons, skiers and boarders are encouraged to join the next CADS Level 1 Certification Course to become volunteer instructors for ASSP.

The instructors from ASSP and the Sports School will showcase their work at the Sun Peaks Adaptive Snow Sports Festival Feb. 3 to 5. Adaptive skiers and instructors from all over B.C. and Canada are invited to join the festival activities and everyone’s invited to try the equipment, have a mini lesson, ski in the Guestimation races and attend the Awards Luncheon.