The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program is a not-for-profit society that provides year-around, recreational programs for people of all ages with disabilities. Whistler Adaptive is a centre for learning and sports excellence that has a local, regional, national and international clientele and encourages independence, self-confidence and self-motivation for all of our athletes and participants through outdoor activity. Our programs are available to all locals, visitors from across Canada and anyone travelling to Whistler from across the globe.
By supporting sport for life, Whistler Adaptive breaks down physical, social and financial barriers, as well as helping to cultivate skills that lead to independence and confidence. We are committed to developing athletes at the grassroots level of their sporting career through to their podium position, and aim to introduce as many individuals with a disability as possible to sport, recreation and therapeutic programming.
Our vision is to make alpine recreation in any form accessible to everyone.
For intermediate to advanced skiers with a sensory, physical or cognitive disability, the Whistler Adaptive Alpine Ski Racing program works with athletes to increase their skill set and practice gate training. The goal of this program is to develop each athlete’s skills and techniques in order to advance into competitive events.Read more
Coaching individuals with sensory, cognitive or physical disabilities, Whistler Adaptive operates at Whistler Blackcomb offering specialized equipment, therapeutic programming and alpine ski instruction for a range of participants. For those returning to the slopes following injury, Whistler Adaptive also provides physical and psychological support.
The ASD program is designed as an ideal environment for increasing social skills, improving communication, building self-confidence and self-esteem in an outdoor setting, while learning a sport such as skiing, biking, kayaking or hiking. The ASD program provides consistent support of any behavioural learning strategies and leads to advancements and independence of the child or adult. The ASD program is recognized by BC’s Autism Funding Unit as an eligible autism intervention through sport and recreation therapy. Contact the Autism Funding Unit for information on the application and funding process.Read more