HISTORY

HISTORY

Since about 1993, adaptive ski lessons have been taught in the Prince George area, under the umbrella of Disabled Skiers Association of BC. In 2006, Caledonia Adaptive Snow Sports was incorporated as a BC not-for-profit society, under the guidance and assistance of BC Adaptive Snowsports (formerly DSABC).

Originally, lessons were offered at many of the ski hills in the region; Purden, Tabor, Murray Ridge, Troll, and Hart Highlands. With no permanent base of operation, adaptive equipment was usually stored in a volunteer’s basement. Taking equipment from one skill hill to another often meant that the supplies needed for fitting and adjusting equipment were not at hand, at the hill. The constant moving around resulted in a loss of specific information about the program and specifically, the start date of the program in Prince George.

In 2006, volunteers did enough fundraising to provide permanent storage for all of our adaptive equipment at Hart Highlands Ski Hill. For the past ten years, beginner lessons have taken place at our home ski hill; Hart Highlands Winter Club Ski Hill now called Hart Ski Hill, another not-for-profit society. The folks in the rental shop, cafeteria, and the lift operators have been helpful, welcoming and responsive to the needs of CASS instructors, the students and the families of students.