2019 Winter Snowsports Festival - January 6th - 10th

Anyone in the Province of BC who has a physical, cognitive or developmental disability and wants to learn how to ski (Alpine or Nordic/Cross Country) or snowboard is invited to attend our Learn to Ski Week - Winter Snowsports Festival from January 6th - 10th. If you are already an experienced boarder or skier, then join our Festival Ski Improvement Program (SKIMP).
If this is your first Winter Snowsports Festival, we offer at no cost to you:
  • Four days of skiing/snowboarding instruction by our Nationally Certified Volunteer Instructors
  • Four day lift pass
  • All skiing/snowboarding equipment (skis, boards, boots, poles, helmets) including specialized adaptive equipment to suit your disability
  • Daily Bus transportation to and from Courtenay to Mt Washington
  • Two Gala banquets
  • Final Day "Fun Race", and
You are responsible for:
  • BC Adaptive Snowsports membership which can be obtained online at https://www.bcadaptive.com/content/membership for $53.
    Join once your participation in the festival has been confirmed.
  • Accommodation in Courtenay if you are from out of town. When your application is accepted, we will provide you with a list of reasonably priced accommodations.
  • Suitable clothing for Snowsport activities and winter conditions.
  • If financial hardship would prevent you from attending the festival, some assistance is available, please contact Peter for further info.
  • If you are 15 years of age or younger on January 1, 2019, you must be accompanied by a parent or their designate in order to attend.
We can only accept up to 25 students, so please apply early. This is a very popular festival and spots go quickly. We must receive your application by the deadline:
December 7th, 2018.

For more information about our Winter Snowsports Festival contact:

the festival coordinator via email at Festival@visasweb.ca

Application Form (in Microsoft Word Format) can be downloaded here

attach to email, or send via fax or postal service

Don't have MS Word? You can download and print the PDF version here.

to Fax or mail application

If you print copies of the application form for DISTRIBUTION,
please also include a copy of the cover letter.
Cover letter for NEW students
Cover letter for RETURNING students

Mail paper applications to:
Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports
c/o Florence Filberg Centre,
411 Anderton Ave.,
Courtenay, BC V9N 6C6