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.
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
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.
Making the Mountain Experience Accessible to All
Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!