Canadian Adaptive Snowsports

Site: Ski Hills in Ontario

Record Details
Alternate Name AOPRT ; CADS ; Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing Ontario ; OPAST
Former Name Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing Ontario
Office Phone 647-280-1307
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Primary Contact Gwen insfeld, President, CADS Ontario; Phone: 647-280-1307; Email:
Alternate Contact Jonathan Wood, CADS Vice president, CADS Ontario
Established 1976
Primary Executive Gwen Binsfield, President; Phone: 416-910-0956
Alternate Executive Jonathan Wood, VP & Communications; Email:
Funding Donations ; Fees ; lift tickets for participants and volunteers provided by Ski Resorts
Description (Service) Coordinates eight week program offering people of all ages and disabilities a chance to experience skiing * offered with the help of volunteer instructors at Horseshoe Resort, The Heights at Horseshoe and Snow Valley;

Learn to Race Learn to Race program, runs out of Craigleith on Sundays in January and February * Candidates must have a physical disability, and ski independently, with a ‘Need for Speed’ * participants expected to work at improving fitness level, and work at learning to negotiate through race gates, must have own equipment * program aims for participants progress to the Provincial Team at end of two seasons;

Alpine Ontario Para Race Team (AOPRT) or (OPAST) Educates, promotes, and trains Para Athletes to participate in para alpine racing * members train, compete and promote para alpine racing at all levels * members who have a variety of congenital and acquired physical challenges, racing in stand up, sitting or visually impaired categories
Hours Call for information
Dates starts in January * Ontario CADS Festival March 26 to 31, 2017
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) and up 
differently abled children, youth and adults
Application physician's permission, along with medical history, required * individual assessments are necessary to determine suitability for program * registration begins in September at individual participating locations * Visit to complete list of programs * must obtain CADS membership for participation, but membership does not guarantee placement in a program and should only be purchased after acceptance into a program * see website for details * See website for 2018-2019 season deadline
Languages English - Website, Programs, Publications, e newsletter to members ; Volunteers may be required to complete a police background check
Fees Membership ; Program ; Membership & Program Fees vary depending on program location
Site Location York Region
Located In Community York Region
Mailing Address c/o CADS Ontario 
145 Dew St 
King City, ON L7B 1L1
Physical Access Unknown
Service Categories Disability Related Sports ; Disability Related Sports ~ Skiing ; Snowboarding


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