Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports
Vancouver, BC

Sports and recreationCommunity developmentEducation and research

Charity information

(604) 646-8277
892542168RR0001
125a - 1030 Denman Street, Vancouver BC, V6G2M6

Is this your charity? Claim your charity page on Charitable Impact.

Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports ("VASS") provides ski and snowboard programs for disabled students of all ages at the Vancouver based ski mountains. Programs include: a variety of Learn-to-Ski programs for skill levels, Learn-to-Snowboard programs for all skill levels, Drop-In ski programs, Adaptive Race programs and Sit-Ski programs.

The season started with early snow and VASS offered a similar program profile to past years teaching a total of approximately 1,000 ski/snowboard lessons with approximately 10,000 volunteer hours through our programs. We were able to train 81 Level 1 Canadian Association of Adaptive Skiing (CADS) certified instructors, and had 2 instructors pass CADS Level 3 Course Conductor 1 certications and one instructor achieve his CADS Level 4. Our newest program, Ski and Snowboard for children with Autism (formally a partnership with Canucks Autism Network (CAN)), was run for the 4th season with 15 skiers and 6 snowboarders, on our own, with only VASS instructors.