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ADAPTIVE SNOWSPORT LESSONS FOR ALPINE, NORDIC/CROSS COUNTRY AND SNOWBOARDING

WE ARE BACK!

Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports (VISAS) is excited to welcome you back for the 2021-2022 Season

‘Covid Season 2’ is going to be action packed! VISAS is back to seven day per week programming and will offer a full season of lessons forecast to start Monday December 20th going through Saturday March 26th. We can work this season with any student who is in compliance with the CADS Vaccination Policy. Your Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports Board of Directors is working hard behind the scenes to prepare for the season. Registrations for Students will open the first week of November. Returning Students will have received an email, New Students will be able to create a profile by clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

Rules have been relaxed to allow close contact training within the 2-meter bubble this season, allowing a full program and Instructors to give you a helping hand when needed. Please note that all participants in a VISAS Program, aged 12 and over will have to show proof, in your profile, of double Covid -19 vaccination with a Vaccine Passport, uploading the QR code to the Forms and Agreements section, under” Vaccination Proof”.

*UPDATE*  December 20, 2021

The CADS National COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is in effect.  In summary, anyone 12 and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than two weeks prior to participating in an event, camp, program or lesson.  Please read the full policy HERE as you will be required to acknowledge reading and agree to adhere to this policy as part of the Snowline registration process.
Children under 12 are exempt from vaccination and testing proof.  CADS is in the process of revising its National COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to include the November 19th, 2021 approval of COVID vaccines for the 5-11 year old age group and details will be shared here and on the CADS website as soon as available. 
VISAS volunteer instructors may choose not to instruct children under 12 years old due to their personal COVID-19 safety considerations.  The probability of a lesson being filled for students in the 5-11 year old age group may be increased by sharing COVID-19 vaccination status or offering to wear a mask during a lesson.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you this season.

Thank you so much for your continued commitment to VISAS, both as students, instructors, and all those other people that help us make the Mountains Accessible to All!

 

regular Program

Wondering if adaptive skiing / snowboarding’s for you? Most of our students ask themselves that question at first. Just like anything else, getting good at something is usually the outcome of practice and a number of steps.

SnowSport Development Team

Any of our members who want to exercise their skills by competing with others; or simply improve on their technique can join this program.

Nordic Cross Country Skiing Program

Nordic Cross Country Skiing: Days of operation – Tuesday to Friday

Saturday by special request (please give at least one week’s notice).

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Becoming a Student Member

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

Student Membership:

  • Open to persons age 6 to 80, who are physically or developmentally challenged
  • Cost: $53.00 per year (BC Adaptive Snowsports membership) 

Membership is payable online with major credit cards or by cheque.

For more info contact BC Adaptive Snowsports. Phone # 604-333-3630 or visit their website. You can access the BCAS membership page HERE.  Please select VISAS as your Adaptive Club on the form.

A membership card will be e-mailed to you.


 

As a VISAS Student taking a lesson from our certified instructors, you have access to:

  • Free use of rental skis, snowboards, boots, helmet & poles
  • The use of adaptive and related safety equipment
  • 1/2 price on lift passes (courtesy of Mount Washington)*
  • National insurance coverage (3rd party liability as a paid-up member of BC Adaptive Snowsports)

*Please note: We will not give lessons, nor half-price lift vouchers to students unless we have proof of a valid BCAS membership for the season.

Financial Aide: If the cost of BCAS membership and the cost of lift tickets during the season is an issue, check out the link to Canadian Tire JumpStart® program HERE