BECOMING A STUDENT

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CASS is for anyone who cannot participate in a mainstream ski lesson. Many of our students have physical or cognitive impairments that make it difficult to be part of the traditional ski school.

If you are new to the program, we will speak with you and perhaps meet in person and explore what type of instruction would be best suited to your individual situation. We have a large inventory of specialized equipment to deal with physical impairments of any nature.

To participate as a CASS student you must first join the organization as a member. This is free of charge. The purpose of the membership is to gather information about your so we can make the most of your time as a CASS student.

Returning skiers will be contacted by their instructor to review your goals for the season

STEP 1 – Let us Know you are Interested

Please email us to let us know you are interested. We will set up a time to meet or talk on the phone so we can help you get registered!

STEP 2 – Complete the CASS Student Application on the Portal

As a CASS student you have an online account with us. You can use this to complete your application, and to upload forms and waivers. Click here to apply on line as a new student. Complete as much of the application and click SUBMIT. Our program coordinator will be in touch in a few days.

If you are a returning student, you can click here log into your account. Take a moment to update your personal information. Our program coordinator will be in touch in a day or two.

Paper

If online registration is not an option for you, please let us know. We will meet you in person with a paper application and help you fill it out.

Email

You can always just send us an email and we will be happy to help you through the process.

STEP 3 – BCAS (CADS) Membership

You will need to purchase an annual membership from BC Adaptive Snow Sports. It was $53 in 2018. This provides some liability insurance and supports the development of adaptive snow sports both provincially and nationally. You also get discounts when skiing at a number of BC ski hills.

Once you have your BCAS number, please update your Portal Profile.

STEP 4 – Medical Waiver

CASS requires that you complete a medical waiver. Skiing is an outdoor winter activities that involve physical exertion. It is extremely likely you will take a tumble or two. We strongly urge you to consult with your physician before taking part. We ask that your physician complete the form and that you return it to us with their signature.

If you choose not to consult with your physician, you may sign the waiver yourself.

Please upload the signed waiver to your Members Profile in the Portal. Alternatively you can bring it with you to your first lesson. We cannot teach you without the waiver on file.