About Us

CADS Edmonton offers the very best in adaptive snowsports.

CADS Edmonton is dedicated to creating an open community of athletes, instructors, and supporters.

Our programs are aimed at instructing individuals with physical, sensory and/or cognitive disabilities in the various adapted skiing and snowboarding techniques which include visually impaired, hearing impaired, 3 track skiing, 4 track skiing, and sit skiing. Adapted specialized ski/snowboard equipment may be used in some or all of the described techniques. Our volunteer instructors are trained in adaptive ski and snowboard instruction as developed by the CADS National certifying body.

The CADS Edmonton Adaptive Program offers weekly lessons that run from January to March typically on Monday Evenings from 7:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturday Mornings from 9:30am – 11:30am at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort.

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Our Mission is to give anyone with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability the opportunity to enjoy the sport of alpine skiing and snowboarding anywhere and anytime.


CADS Edmonton Bylaws

Board of Directors


Bill Marshall

Vice President

Faye McConnell


Nicole Auger


Katie Schneider

Ski School Director

Faye McConnell

Snowboard School Director



Bill Marshall


Doreen Myers


Kassondra Pedenko

CADS Alberta Rep

Thomas Olsen

Past President Ex-Officio

Dale Loyer

Special Events




Competition Director


Members at Large

Nico Goodhope

Leslie Pappas

Program Coordinator (Non-Board position)

Sharon Veeneman


(780) 721-7071

Casino Chairperson (Non-Board position)

Sharon Veeneman

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to know how to teach a student to ski or snowboard? I have never taught anyone before.

You will be given the required training to be comfortable with teaching your student to ski or snowboard. There are always senior instructors available on the hill to guide you though the teaching process.

Do volunteers need to pay for any training or the police information check?

Instructor training and police information checks are provided to you at no cost.

Does a student need to have a physical disability?

CADS Edmonton teaches students of all abilities and ages. CADS Edmonton teaches individuals with physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.