Rocky Mountain Adaptive
Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort
Starts: Sat Jan 6, Sun Jan 6, Thurs Jan 11, or Fri Jan 12, 2016. End Date: March 18, 2017. Skips Family Day Weekend: Feb 18 & 19, 2017.
We now also offer a 4 Week Add On to this program: Ski & Ride Plus Program.
10am – 12pm or 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Sign Up By
Dec 3, 2017
4 – 35 years
Join our fun packed 10 week adaptive ski or snowboard program this Winter! Based at Sunshine Village, Banff, Alberta, the program runs for 10 consecutive weeks and gives time to not only learn new skills but develop them over time. Registration to the program guarantees ten 2 hour private lessons either on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday starting in January and ending in March (there is no lesson on Family Day Weekend). The lessons are taught by trained adaptive ski and snowboard instructors who are eager to help you/your guest learn and enjoy skiing or snowboarding to the fullest.
This program is suitable to any child (4 years +) and young adult, and caters for complete beginners, black run enthusiasts, and anyone in between. If you are unsure whether to register for the skiing or snowboarding program, please feel free to contact us to find out more. While many younger participants (under the age of 6 years) benefit from trying skiing first, the ability of each individual will really determine which sport is best to try.
Participants under the age of 18 years are required to be accompanied to the lessons by a caregiver/parent. As the RMA shed/meeting place is located at the top of the gondola (20 min ride), caregivers will need to accompany all child participants to the meeting place and collect the participant after the 2 hr lesson.
When registering for this program, you will be asked to enter your first and second choice of day and time. While we try to accommodate most individuals first choice, we cannot guarantee this. You will be notified of all program details after the registration closing date. The online registration form will remain open after the closing date, however we may have limited time slots available.
Thanks to the support of Sunshine Village, we are able to provide a free lift ticket to all participants on this program. Please let us know whether you require a lift ticket or not on the booking form. Sunshine Village will also donate a Gondola Only Pass or 1 Managers Ticket ($52) to 1 caregiver per participant. Upon registration, you will need to submit the name of this Caregiver, and this name will be added to Sunshine’s list. If you require a different caregiver to join the guest and take advantage of the Gondola Only Pass or Managers Ticket, please let us know the week prior to the lesson.
All guests will be issued with a preferred parking pass. This will be issued per guest and may only be used on the day of the program. Preferred Parking is not VIP Parking, but allows the parking attendant know that the guest is part of the RMA Ski & Ride Program. Parking attendance will guide you to a parking location near the gondola.
Want more lesson time?
Interested in a four hour lesson? This is also possible. When completing the booking form, please indicate this preference and pay for 2 spots on the program. Participants will receive 1 x 2hr lesson in the morning and 1 in the afternoon.
For those travelling a distance, you may also be interested in registering for 5 x 4 hr lessons rather than 10 x 2hr lessons. Please indicate this in the ‘Additional Comments’ section of the form. This option is subject to finding another participant who would also require the same option on alternate weekends.
A number of different organisations donate to this program to help keep costs as low as possible:
The awesome Sunshine Village donate the following:
– Participant Lift Ticket for each day the guest is registered on the Ski & Ride Program
– Free caregiver gondola ticket or reduced price lift ticket (Manager’s ticket: $52)
– Preferred Parking
Gear up in Canmore donate free equipment rentals (ski or snowboard rental equipment to all participants of the 10 week program. Equipment rentals should be collected the morning of the program and returned by the end of the day.
Lessons and programs will only be cancelled by RMA due to cold weather if Sunshine Village is closed. Sunshine Village will not run their gondola in -30 or below and this will cause us to cancel and reschedule lessons that are located at this resort. If the gondola is running and Sunshine Village is open, then our lessons will go ahead. If the participant chooses not to attend a lesson due to inclement weather, an additional date will NOT be scheduled for this participant. If the weather is cold, but you have not heard from us, please feel free to call us on 403 431 1354.
Location of Sunshine Village
Register by clicking the button below. Registrations via this link requires credit card payment (Visa or Master Card). Prior to participation, all guest are required to complete the Health & Consent Form, & Lesson Assessment Form, & Waiver. These forms are required every 2 years.