Please note that weight limits apply to our sit ski equipment. The weight rating is a maximum of 250lbs (113kg)

Race and Skills Development Team – Ski and Snowboard

Here is an opportunity to join a team that meets every Sunday. We will introduce you to racing at a competitive level and help you advance your skills to the point of being an independent skier. Our coaches will develop your skills to race in the Slalom and Giant Slalom categories.

It’s not all about racing though; we also take time to find some untracked powder, ski the tougher terrain and just have a blast on the slopes. You will learn to be a part of a team where everyone is helping each other to get better.

If you think you have what it takes and want to be a part of the team, then get in touch or talk to your instructor.


The Details:


  • Athletes must apply and be nominated to be accepted into the program.
  • Participants must be confidant, display the ability to work in small group lessons and ski/ride all groomed blue runs on all lifts in most conditions.
  • Must be a current member of BCAS.
  • Be between the ages of 10 and 90.
  • Do not need previous racing experience.
  • Be highly motivated to become a better skier.
  • And most importantly, be ready to work hard and have some fun!


Where and When


  • Team Training Starts:  Sunday, Dec 23rd, 2018
  • Meet in the VISAS Room  – Main Lodge at 09:00 dressed and ready to go.
  • If no students have registered by Thursday @ 4 pm prior to the Sunday, the session will be cancelled by the Snow Development Team Coordinator to allow the reserved VISAS instructors to be assigned other unfulfilled lesson requests.  Participants will not be accepted without a current BCAS membership.
Winter Snowsports Festival Application

JANUARY xx – xx, 20xx
SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  December 7th, 20xx

Applications must be received by December 7th, 2018.  Successful applicants will be notified by December 19th, 2018.

The festival is open to people with physical or developmental challenges who are age six (6) years and older as of January 1st, 2019.  We will give preference to Have-a-Go participants and other beginner skiers & snowboarders who haven’t been to the Winter Snowsports Festival before.  Applicants who’ve attended the VISAS Winter Snowsports Festival in past years may be required to work in group situations (one instructor to several students).  Sit-Ski and Bi-Ski skiers will always be accompanied by two instructors. The number of students accepted will depend upon available equipment and the number of volunteer instructors on hand to teach during the week.

Lessons run from 10am to noon and again from 1pm until 3pm.  Lunch is not provided.

Make the commitment = Join the team

Contact: Andreas Ruttkiewicz

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V.I.S.A.S. Racing and Skills Team Coordinator
Tel: (250) 218-7343