Adaptive Sports Sun Peaks

Today we feature Adaptive Sports Sun Peaks (ASSP), a non-profit organization with a mission to provide opportunities for people with a disability to participate in adaptive snow sports at Sun Peaks Resort and allow them to experience the joy and freedom of skiing or snowboarding.

Ryder & Kaitlin 2012 Festival

ASSP offers the following options for people with a disability who are 6 years of age and older:

  • Learn to ski lessons for sit-ski, 3-track, 4-track, sight and hearing impaired and intellectual disabilities
  • Assistance to students with a disability the chance to participate in school sponsored field trips
  • “Ski Buddy” program to accompany and/or assist students with “guided mileage” (practice) for their skiing
  • A “Companion” program to accompany guests with a disability who do not desire/require a formal lesson

Callie and Glenn 2012

Residents of the Thompson/Nicola region with a disability are eligible for free lessons delivered through ASSP (participants must also be members of the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing). This 8-week course is scheduled to begin January 12, 2013.

In addition to the lessons, the students are entitled to a $10/day lift ticket or a season’s pass for $100.

If you know of anyone who could benefit from this program, please visit www.adaptivesportsatsunpeaks or contact

Making the Mountain Experience Accessible to All

Pramod Thapa Racing