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CADS 1, 2 & 2A Courses & Exams

CADS Level 1 Course
Tuesday, March 10 & Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 8:30am to 3pm 
This is your first step to learning how to teach skiing to people with disabilities. CADS 1 is the national standard in Canada. The course includes 3-track, 4-track, visually impaired and sit skiing. Learn more about CADS Level 1. 

CADS 2 Prep Course
Sunday, March 22 and Monday, March 23
Whistler Adaptive designed this course for instructors wanting to refresh the CADS 2 certification or prepare for the CADS 2 exam. This is not mandatory in order to take the CADS 2 exam, but a good opportunity to improve your skills. Prerequisites:   CADS I, parallel skier on blue runs, 3-track level 3 and pre-course ski fitness training advised. Goals: Competency Level 4 and identify areas for improvement.

CADS 2A Prep Course
Whistler Adaptive designed this course for instructors wanting to refresh CADS 2A certification or prepare for CADS 2A exam. This is not mandatory in order to take the CADS 2A exam, but a good opportunity to improve your skills. Prerequisites: CADS 1 or CADS 2, parallel skier on blue runs, be prepared to work hard, Mono Ski level 3 (see Mono Ski ability levels) and pre-course ski fitness training advised. Goals: Competency Level 4 and identify areas for improvement.

CADS 2 Exam
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Available to instructors who completed their CADS 1 in the 2013/2014 season or earlier. Learn more here.

CADS 2A Exam
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Available to instructors who completed their CADS 2 in the 2013/2014 season or earlier. Learn more here.

CONTACT WHISTLER ADAPTIVE for prices or to register.

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Girls' Winter Learn-to-Train Camp 2015

Do you alpine ski, sit-ski, snowboard or x-country ski? Do you want to improve at your sport or do you have dreams of competing? Whistler Adaptive wants to see more girls and women in adaptive sport. The Girls’ Learn-to-Train Camp is available to females ages 13 to 25 with a physical disability. You’ll get three days of fun on the snow, while gaining skills in your chosen discipline, getting guidance on goal setting and training, and meeting other girls in sport. The camp will also include yoga, strength & conditioning and talks on sport nutrition. 

Girls’ Learn-to-Train Winter Camp | March 13 – 15, 2015 | Whistler, BC

Fill out the application and bursary forms. Write a short essay (400 to 500 words) on why you want to be part of the camp. If you get accepted, the camp is only the cost of a Whistler Adaptive membership - $25! It includes your coaching, accommodation, food and transportation within Whistler for the 3 days. Participants are responsible for organizing and funding their transportation to and from Whistler.

Questions? Call 604-905-4493 or email admin@whistleradaptive.com

Download: Girls' Winter Camp 2015 Application Form
Fill out and send it to admin@whistleradaptive.com. 

NEW DEADLINE TO APPLY: 5pm, Sunday, March 8, 2015.  

This camp is made possible by ViaSport. Thank you!

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Learn to Ride * Try Para-Snowboard Camp

Do you want to learn how to para-snowboard? Do you dream of riding with friends or competing? Whistler Adaptive is offering a two-day Try Para-Snowboard Camp for anyone with a physical disability who can stand with or without the use of a cane or walking stick. The camp will follow the Canada Snowboard Adaptive FUNdamentals Program. Our coaches will introduce participants to snowboarding and the various tools to adapt the sport for different abilities. We will focus on skill development at the Learn to Ride level. The course will also provide riders with information on and opportunities to further training and instruction. You will have a chance to speak with our coaches beforehand to discuss current level of riding (if any), goals and expectations.

When: Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8, 2015
Where: Whistler Blackcomb
Registration: Contact us for information or register here now

Need a place to stay in Whistler? As a camp participant, we can get you set up at the Delta Whistler Village Suites in the Village or the Whistler Athletes' Lodge in Cheakamus Crossing. 

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