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Program Rates & Registration

Whistler Adaptive offers a range of sports and programs year-round in Whistler's mountain playground year-round. Book a daily/weekly lesson or camp with sports offered in Squamish and Whistler.

View our Program Rates for all programs. Email Whistler Adaptive or call (604) 905-4493 to book a lesson today.

Book Winter Skiing, Sit-skiing or Snowboarding

Looking specifically for skiing, sit-skiing or snowboarding details  for the upcoming winter season?

Email Trish at Whistler Blackcomb Ski School or call 1-866-218-9681 or 604-967-8993 to find our more about daily/weekly lessons. 

Overview of Adaptive Programs Offered:

Outdoor sport, such as biking, is a great activity & environment for people on the autism spectrum

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.

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Biking & hand-cycling with Whistler Adaptive

Whistler Adaptive offers a variety of biking programs, ranging from Valley Trail cruising to tackling Whistler’s off-road single track trails. Biking programs are available for individuals with a wide range of abilities. Hand-cycling experiences are aided by low-to-the-ground wheels powered by the arms rather than the legs. Whistler has a range of paved and gently graded trails for novice to experienced riders.

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Whistler Adaptive athletes enjoy paddling on Alta Lake & Green Lake

The Whistler Adaptive canoeing program builds skills in a controlled and safe environment on scenic Alta Lake and Green Lake. With instructors guiding on dry land and in the water, the courses build water safety skills and techniques and creates a solid foundation for a sport that can be shared with others. Whistler Adaptive aims to have a two to one instructor to athlete ratio.

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Group camp on Whistler Mountain

Whistler Adaptive offers group camps for various sports and can customize a weekly adventure for the mountains and for the valley opportunities. We also run sport camps throughout the year like skiing, snowboarding, nordic skiing, kayaking, paddling and more. 

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Trail Rider hikes on the Sea to Sky Trail

Whistler is renowned for its spectacular alpine trails. With over 50 kilometres of beginner to expert hiking and walking trails on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, Whistler Adaptive leads participants on adventures from short alpine jaunts and peak-to-peak experiences to full-day technical trail hikes. Exploring the alpine vistas, Whistler Adaptive caters to each individual depending on their ability. Trail Riders allow people with mobility restrictions to access and explore Whistler’s beautiful hiking trails with the help of two volunteers. The entire family can enjoy the alpine together.

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Kayaking on Alta Lake

The kayaking program builds skills on Alta Lake and local rivers. Full-day outings and multi-day courses are designed to build confidence and independence and create a solid foundation in the sport of kayaking. Participants get immersed in a paddling environment to learn strokes, wet exits, rolls, ferries and eddy turns. Participants can enjoy a mellow day on the lake or experience the thrill of the current on the River of Golden Dreams or Lillooet River. Double kayaks are available for beginners and those with mobility restrictions. Adaptations are made to the equipment to fit the individual’s needs.

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Below are the prices for our Whistler Adaptive programs and rentals. Prices subject to change. Please contact us with questions.

Program prices are tax exempt for Adaptive Athletes.

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Rowing on Alta Lake on a sunny day in Whistler

Early mornings on glassy Alta Lake are best experienced gliding across the water in a rowing shell. Whistler Adaptive offers instruction and coaching using shells that can be adapted with pontoons and specialized seats and straps to suit the individual’s needs. Rowing can offer independence, strength and an adrenaline rush. It is also a sought-after cross-training tool for competitive para-athletes. For wheelchair users, rowing can be an excellent way to open the chest and strengthen the muscles opposing those that are often overworked.

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Sit-skiing in powder on Whistler Mountain

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.

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Nordic Skiing for all ages

Whistler Adaptive offers Nordic skiing, Nordic sit-skiing, snowshoeing and the biathlon experience. Whistler Adaptive takes you through Whistler’s Lost Lake trails which is centrally located near Whistler Village or to Whistler Olympic Park in the beautiful Callaghan Valley, where over 50 kilometers of cross-country ski trails are expertly groomed for classic, skate and sit skiing, ranging from beginner to Paralympic calibre.

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Adaptive snowboard instructors completing coaching training on Whistler

Whistler Adaptive offers beginner to expert level snowboarding lessons. Certified snowboarding instructors and staff have worked with individuals with disabilities to ensure that every experience is safe, friendly and fun. Adaptive snowboarding equipment is available.

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Weekly yoga practice for Whistler Adaptive athletes

The Whistler Adaptive yoga program is a great introductory course for participants new to adaptive sport and the community. As an open and inclusive therapeutic program, yoga allows people of all physical and cognitive ability levels to get in touch with their bodies, still their minds and focus on their wellbeing. With a great community of volunteer yoga instructors, Whistler Adaptive is able to offer this inexpensive program in Whistler and Pemberton. The instructors are also trained in chair yoga and are experienced in working with individuals with mobility restrictions. Whistler Adaptive aims to have a two to one instructor to athlete ratio.

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