For this Winter season 2013/14, RMASC is working with Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard School and the Canmore Nordic Centre to provide opportunities for individuals with a disability to enjoy Alpine and Nordic snow sports in the Bow Valley.
So whether its downhill skiing, snowboarding or cross country skiing that you would like to try; whether you’re an expert or a complete beginner, there is a program for you to enjoy.
Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre and its partners provide trained and certified Instructors and Volunteers to help you achieve all your goals in the mountains. We endeavor to provide a wonderful experience to any individual who has the desire to get out and have a go at snowsports this Winter. The promotion of independence in all activities is encouraged to its fullest. We adapt equipment, techniques, and presentation of instruction wherever needed, relevant to each individual needs.
RMASC is a Not for Profit Organization and wherever possible our product pricing reflects this. This could not be done without the generosity of our sponsors and partners, including Sunshine Village and the Canmore Nordic Centre and Trail Sports.
10 Week Ski and Ride Program
Location: Sunshine Village, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Would you or someone you know like to join a fun packed ski or snowboard program this Winter? The program runs for 10 consecutive weeks and gives time to not only learn new skills but be able to develop them over time. Registration to the program guarantees ten 2 hour private lessons either on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday starting in January and ending in March (there is no lesson on Family Day Weekend). The lessons are taught by specially trained adaptive instructors who are eager to help you learn and enjoy skiing or snowboarding to the fullest. This program is for any child to young adult, and will cater for complete beginners, black run enthusiasts, or anyone in between.
A number of different organizations donate to this program to help keep costs as low as possible, with Sunshine Village donating lift tickets, RMASC coordinating hours, Gear Up (in Canmore) and Ultimate Ski and Ride (in Banff) donating rental equipment.
If you would like to find out more about the 10 week program, please click on the link below to read through our information sheet. If you would like to register, please download the registration form below. For any further questions, please contact us at 403 431 1154, or email [email protected]
Bow Valley Residents Information Sheets and Registration Forms:
Abilty2Ski private lessons
These are private (one on one) lessons with specialized adaptive instructors. No matter what your physical or intellectual ability or snowsports experience, we work with you to achieve your goals. Whether you want to learn how to stop or turn for the first time, cruise down a green run, carve it up on a groomer, rip the pow, or negotiate a mogul field, you will be amazed at what you can achieve. Specialized adaptive equipment is available if needed, and no matter what challenges need to be overcome, the RMASC team will be there to help.
Ability2ski private lessons are available during the whole season, for a half day (3 hour) or full day (up to 7 hours), for both skiing and snowboarding. Booking in advance is a necessity.
If you are interested in booking a lesson, or need advice on your ability to ski or snowboard or simply to ask a question, then contact RMASC by e-mail at [email protected] or by telephone at (001) 403 431 1154.
Family and Friends Private Lessons
This lesson is designed for individuals with a disability plus up to four family members and/or friends. All people in the lesson will receive instruction, though the main focus will be on the person with a disability. The family members and/or friends will also be taught how to assist the individual with the disability.
To book a lesson, ask some questions, or to find out about more about a family and friends adaptive lesson, then contact RMASC by e-mail at [email protected] or by telephone at (001) 403 431 1154.
RMASC Ski Buddies
If you already know how to ski or snowboard and would just prefer some company around the slopes with an adaptive trained volunteer that can guide you around suitable terrain, help you load/unload chairlifts, or help you up if you fall, then the RMASC ski buddies are for you. Our team of enthusiastic volunteers are available for your assistance. Pre booking is a must, and a voluntary contribution to the running of this program would be greatly appreciated.
For more information or to book a ski buddy, contact RMASC by e-mail at [email protected] or by telephone at (001) 403 431 1154.
Cross Country Skiing:
Location: Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
The Canmore Nordic Centre, Trail Sports and RMASC are pleased to provide opportunities for individuals with impairments to access learn and enjoy nordic sports in the beautiful setting of the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park.
The Canmore Nordic Centre provides the location, Trail Sports provide the trained and qualified instructors, and RMASC any specialized equipment. All you need to provide is the desire and enthusiasm to get involved, and soon you will be out on the trails, feeling the benefits of one of the greatest aerobic sports of all time.
During the Winter season, RMASC & Trail Sports offer an 8 Week Adaptive Cross Country Ski Program. Please click on the link below to find out more about this program. We also offer specialized adaptive private lessons. These are one on one lessons tailored to your ability and experience.
RMASC can also provide Cross Country Ski Buddies (trained Volunteers) if you need any assistance while out and around the Nordic Centre and many off its world class trails.
To find out more about the 8 week Adaptive Cross Country Ski Program, and to register for this year, please click on the links below:
Future Winter Programs:
RMASC is continually growing as an organization and we are always looking at ways to fulfill our aim of making all sport and recreation in the Bow Valley available to anyone of any ability.
RMASC is forming partnerships in order to offer opportunities to participate in a number of other fun activities for the winter of 2012/2013.
These activities include:
Do you represent or work for a disability organization or group? Would you like to arrange a trip to the Canadian Rockies for your members/service users? If so, contact us at [email protected] or by telephone at (001) 403 431 1154. We can help build the trip of a lifetime that is customized specifically for your groups/associations abilities and needs.