Disabled and special needs holidays in the ski resort of Sun Peaks in British Colombia can be enjoyed by participating in adaptive and disabled skiing and snowboarding.
The concept of an expanded adaptive snow sports program at Sun Peaks was first discussed by a small group of volunteers and personnel from the Sun Peaks Resort Corporation in June 2007. The name Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks (ASSP) was formally adopted by a core group of volunteers at an inaugural steering committee meeting in January 2008 following a Level 1 Instructor Training Course facilitated by an instructor from the Disabled Skiers Association of British Columbia (DSABC). Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks was granted status as a not for profit society by the Province of British Columbia in April of 2010.
The focus of Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks is to provide opportunities for people with a wide range of disabilities to participate in adaptive snow sports and recreation programs at Sun Peaks Resort.
A primary role of Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks is to serve the needs of people with disabilities in the community of Kamloops and surrounding areas. For example, one of the major goals of the program is to work with students with disabilities in Kamloops and the surrounding area, allowing them to experience the freedom, joy and satisfaction of skiing with their classmates.
Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks works in consultation with staff at Guest Services and the Snow Sports School to provide an optimum level of customer service to resort visitors with disabilities.
The Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre (RMASC) - Banff
‘To enable all children and adults with intellectual, physical, or cognitive impairments to access, learn and participate in all sport and recreation activities in the Canadian Rockies. NO LIMITS’
The Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre (RMASC) is a newly formed Not for Profit Society, with the primary aim of providing any individual with a disability the chance to access all sporting and recreational activities in the Canadian Rockies. Based in Canmore, Alberta, RMASC is making strides in enabling children and adults with any physical, intellectual, cognitive, or developmental impairment to participate in all the fantastic sports and adventure activities that are available in the stunningly beautiful Bow Valley, including Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and its surrounding areas.
The idea of RMASC has been our dream for some time. It came about from the setting up of some Adaptive ski lessons at Sunshine Village, which were for the benefit of some local children from Banff and Canmore. These lessons progressed into the development of the 10 Week Therapeutic Ski and Snowboard Program which now boasts over 25 participants. The program enriches the lives of children with disabilities from the bow valley and Calgary and their families lives too. As well as the 10 Week program, we also offer products that enable individuals with disabilities from across Alberta, Canada and internationally to come and experience snow sports at Sunshine Village.
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