This program is an annual event sponsored by The Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports and Mt. Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island.
It is traditionally held the second week of January.
The program is offered to people with physical or developmental challenges who would like to expand their horizons and learn an exhilarating sport which can become a lifelong activity.
Anyone over the age of six years old and who has some ability to learn is welcome.
We offer lessons in Alpine Skiing, Sit-skiing, Snowboard or Nordic skiing.
The festival covers the following:
If this is your first festival, your lift ticket for 4 days of skiing and boarding, including access to Nordic trails.
Your ski or boarding equipment that you will need, including adaptive equipment that we have on hand.
The price for you (the student) and one other person to attend the pizza meet-‘n-greet (5th) and closing celebration banquet (9th). If you would like to bring more people, anyone in your party who is 12 years of age or older will need to pay $7 for the pizza meet-’n-greet and/or $25 for the celebration banquet.
Payment can be made in cash only.
If you take the bus up to the mountain, that will be at no cost to you.
The festival does not cover the following:
Your BCAS membership has its benefits, but is the primary way that VISAS gets insurance for its activities. 2019/2020 BCAS membership is $53.
If this is your second or subsequent festival, you will need to cover the cost of your lift ticket. Bring a cheque to the pizza meet-‘n-greet payable to “VISAS” in the amount of $49.
extra guests to the pizza meet-‘n-greet and the celebration banquet, as described above.
There is a cash bar at the celebration banquet at which wine, beer and cider is served (bring your ID).
Everything else. For example, your ski clothing, your BCAS membership, your meals (other than the ones noted), your accommodation, etc. are all up to you to pay for.