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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

Please bare with us as we work out all of the details. What we know now is that we anticipate starting our Annual Registration Process through Snowline in November once we have worked out a plan with our partners BC Adaptive Snowsports, Canada Adaptive Snowsports and Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

Please bare with us as we work out all of the details. What we know now is that we anticipate starting our Annual Registration Process through Snowline in November once we have worked out a plan with our partners BC Adaptive Snowsports, Canada Adaptive Snowsports and Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

*UPDATE* September 23, 2021

The CADS National COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is in effect.  In summary, anyone eligible* for a COVID-19 vaccination must be fully vaccinated 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.

* Currently, all people living in British Columbia who are 12 years and older are eligible to get a vaccine.

As some of you may be aware, last season, we were not able to take on and train any new Instructors due to the COVID outbreak. We are hoping that this season, if you or someone you know is looking to join us, please contact Bob Hodgson, our training Coordinator at training@visasweb.ca and attend our November 2nd meeting, 7pm at the Florence Filberg Centre.

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