Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club - Great People, Great Racers since 1929

The Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports Society

Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) runs skiing and snowboarding programs for persons with a disability & makes the mountain experience accessible to all.

VASS is a registered non-profit society, operated by a dedicated group of volunteers, which includes an active Board of Directors, program coordinators, instructors and administrators.

We welcome students of all ages and disabilities and utilize adaptive equipment and/or specialized teaching techniques to maximize a person's independence on the snow.

To meet the needs of its members, VASS offers programs from beginner to advanced, which include snowboarding, sit-ski, stand-up skiing and advanced adaptive ski racing.

Our instructors are trained to use the adaptive equipment and specialized teaching techniques.  They must successfully complete The Canadian Association of Disabled Skiing (CADS) instructor certification, which utilizes the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance certification methodology.
We have been offering programs at Grouse Mountain since 1974.

VASS is affiliated with The Disabled Skiers Association of BC (DSABC) and The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS).  VASS is funded through community partnerships with local businesses, clubs/foundations, private donations and fundraising initiatives. 

Grouse Mtn Tyee Ski Club delivers this program on Grouse Mountain January to March on Saturdays and select weeknights.

Please visit the VASS website www.vass.ca for further information.

Tuesday

December 12th, 2017

6-8 pm

On Snow Orientation for Coaches/ CADS Instructors /Volunteers:  meet at VASS Yurt, come ready to ski.  Bevies at Bistro afterwards.

Saturday

December 16th, 2017

8 am - noon

First day on Snow (meet you team, Warm-up, try-outs/assessments, equipment check). 

Meet at Base at (tbd).  Bring a snack.

(all athletes, coaches, CADS instructors )

Wednesday December 27th to Saturday, December 30th

8 am – 2:00 pm

Tyee Xmas Training Camp & Race

(interested participants please contact Ed Tai to register and please contact Nicole if attending)

Thursday, January 4th , 2018

5:30-8:30 pm

First regular Thursday on snow

Meet at Base by 5:15pm

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

7:30-12:30/2:00

First regular Saturday on snow

Meet at Base by 7:15 am

January – 28th

Tyee Seymour Mountain Race (U-10)

requires 4 week’ notice of registration - interested participants please contact Ed Tai to register and please contact Nicole if attending)

January 24th-28th, 2018

BCAS/ CADS Alberta All-Mountain Race Training Camp, Sun Peaks.  You can register for all 4 days, or just the Saturday & Sunday race days.  Please contact Nicole for registration information and let her know if you are attending, so we can ensure we have coaching support at Sun Peaks as well as in Vancouver.

February 24th-25th , 2018

all day

Tyee Cup Race, Grouse Mtn.

requires 4 week’ notice of registration - interested participants please contact Ed Tai to register and please contact Nicole if attending)

March 2nd & 3rd, 2018

Special Olympic Regional Qualifier, Kimberly  (please let us know if your athlete is attending this race)

March 3rd - Try-out for Blue Streaks for Learn Program students

March 3rd-4th, 2018

UA14 SL/GS Race, Cypress Mtn.

requires 4 week’ notice of registration - interested participants please contact Ed Tai to register and please contact Nicole if attending)

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Blue Streaks SKIMP Night - Coaches/ CADS Instructors only.

Bevies at Bistro afterwards.

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

VASS Cup – Fun Race (Grouse Mtn)

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

U12 Glalom Race, Hemlock Valley

requires 4 week’ notice of registration - interested participants please contact Ed Tai to register and please contact Nicole if attending)

SPRING BREAK

Please advise Nicole is you are not going to be attending the Thursday or Saturday program between March 15th-24th.

March 18th-23rd, 2018

CADS Festival: high performance race camp at Mont Saint Anne, Qu.  (go to Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) website to register

March 31st, 2018

Tyee Day/ Closing BBQ (end of regular season)

April 7th, 2018

Spring skiing at Whistler dependant on interest & snow

April 12th-15th, 2018

BCAS/ CADS Alberta All-Mountain Race Training Camp, Sunshine.  You can register for all 4 days, or just the Saturday & Sunday race days.  Please contact Nicole for registration information and let her know if you are attending.

April 14th, 2018

Spring skiing at Whistler dependant on interest & snow

May 3rd-5th, 2018

Tyee Whistler Training Camp (tentative)

requires 4 week’ notice of registration - interested participants please contact Ed Tai to register and please contact Nicole if attending)

May 16-21st, 2018