Adaptive Snowsports at Rabbit Hill

We are proud to offer a variety of adaptive snowsports options at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort.  Whether it is your first time on snow, or if you are a seasoned skier or snowboarder, we have a program for you!

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Rabbit Hill Snow Resort offers Private Lessons for people that require one-on-one or specialized instruction. These lessons are 1 hour long and are available to those who are:

  • cognitively disabled: appropriate for people with Downs Syndrome and other cognitive delays that include below average/decreased ability to learn or to retain old and new skills. Students are taught ski/snowboard concepts and skills by breaking tasks into small segments supported by lots of repetition.
  • learning disabled - for people who are able-bodied with average or higher intelligence but who have learning or behavioral difficulties that interfere with their ability to learn new skills or attend to instruction such as: ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, Defiant Disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome, FASD
  • visually impaired - partial,not requiring a guide
  • hearing impaired - partial, use of microphone system for instruction only, not requiring a guide
  • those who do not require specialized equipment (eg. sit ski, outriggers).

We do have a limited number of instructors that are certified to teach these lessons, and we require booking in advance by emailing [email protected].

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CADS Edmonton

CADS Edmonton

CADS Edmonton (Canadian Adaptive Snowsports) has its main club house right here at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort!

They offer a great program of of two-hour lessons that run from January to March on Monday nights and Saturday mornings, as well as support for school field trips throughout the season.

CADS provides specialized instruction to people with a wide range of disabilities including:

  • Cognitively disabled and learning disabled
  • Visually impaired
  • Hearing impaired
  • Paraplegic and quadriplegic
  • Amputees
  • Disabilities related to Cerebral Palsy and other muscular disorders
  • Visual impairment: for total visual impairment or partial sight of 6/60 or 20% field of vision.
  • Hearing impaired: for people with total or partial hearing impairment
  • 3-Track & 4-Track Skiing: may be appropriate for single or double above or below the knee amputee or people affected by Polio or Cerebral Palsy who require braces
  • Sit-Ski: for people affected by paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia). Students are equipped with a sit-ski and tethered from behind

Interested in trying it out before joining the program? Keep an eye open for the Slide & Ride event that typically happens early in the ski season. (2018 Date - December 1, 2018)

For more information on registering for CADS programs visit

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