Apr 15, 2023
Sunshine Village, Banff
Teams of 2 - 10 solve clues & compete in challenge zones to complete this unique ski, snowboard, and sit ski scavenger hunt. The event is open to all abilities and levels, with volunteer and adaptive equipment provided as needed.
Paralympic Inspired Fundraising
Get involved in some family friendly competition while supporting a great cause, ShredAbility offers a fun packed day for all and a great way to get involved in your community, meet individuals of all abilities (and maybe a Paralympian too!) while trying your hand at Paralympic inspired activities, all while racing around Sunshine Village solving clues.
Thank you to the ShredAbility cash sponsors:
What is ShredAbility?
Teams of 2-10 solve clues & compete in unique adaptive challenges to complete this fundraising treasure hunt. This one-of-a-kind treasure hunt is available to Green, Blue or Black Runners. This is a costume event & there are prizes for the best costume! Enjoy a great day out with family & friends and help raise money for a local charity, Rocky Mountain Adaptive.
A lot! Included in your day is a treasure hunt including adaptive challenges (try a sit ski!), breakfast, lunch, silent auction, prize giving, swag bags, your lift ticket and the chance to meet many or our awesome participants! There are team prizes in many categories including Top Fundraiser, Best Costume, Slowest Team, and much more!
Fundraise to Enter!
Registration is $250 per person (children 12 & under are excluded from fundraising goal). A deposit of $25 per youth and adult team member is required to secure your place. Getting sponsored is easy! Send your family and friends a link to your own fundraising page where they can sponsor you. Choose how much you wish to raise, and track your progress with your personalized ‘Olimometer’ (progress bar).
Take part in our biggest event of the Winter! Can you help us reach our ultimate goal of $50,000 at Shred 2023?
$36,253 of $50,000 Raised
Choose your Team
Take part individually or as part of a team up to 2 people. Don’t have a team member yet? No worries – get registered as an individual and add your team mate at a later date, or let us partner you up.
Choose your Goal
How much do you want to fundraise? A Cat Ski Trip for 2 for the Top Fundraising Team! plus more prizing available for the next 2 top fundraising teams. Fundraising goals must be a min. of $250/person and may be edited later.
Use our simple registration form to sign up. Registration is open until April 10. It’s $25 per person to register. Answer questions about your team & fundraising goal. Then, get set up with your own fundraising page.
Plan Your Costume
ShredAbility is a costume event (optional). Costumes can be anything you want. Many teams choose to coordinate their team name with their costume idea. Prizes for best costume!
Raise sponsorship to take part by spreading the word about your involvement in ShredAbility and sharing your fundraising page. If raising funds is challenge, please get in touch as we have sponsors ready to give you a boost.
Gondola Plaza, Base
Scavenger Hunt Starts
RMA Shed, Village
Registration & Breakfast Closes
Gondola Plaza, Base
Lookout Lodge, Village
Lookout Lodge, Village
Scavenger Hunt Ends
Prize Giving & Results
Gondola Plaza, Base
Silent Auction Closes
Gondola Plaza, Base
Silent Auction Pick Up
Gondola Plaza, Base
50 50 Cash Raffle Ends
Outside Creekside, Base
Rules & Guidelines
Teams and Parties
Teams should stay together for the whole race. Time will be added for teams who separate. There may be additional members added to certain teams who need assistance on the slopes.
Your safety at this event is our number 1 priority. If you have any concerns please consult with RMA prior to registering. While you are racing around the mountain, please be aware of all other skiers and riders around you. ShredAbility 2023 event participants must wear a helmet. Follow the Alpine Responsibility Code at all times.
Follow the Clues
Each different level of team will be following different clues. While it may be tempting to follow other teams who may seem ahead, this will not be in your best interest! Each clue contains numbers which will lead to spelling out a set of words at the end of the hunt.
Race time will start after you read the first clue. Once you start to read the first clue, the race timer will start the time. When you have finished the hunt, please check in with the race timer (location disclosed on last clue). They will register your end time.
There will be three Challenge Zones located throughout the hunt, and you will be lead to their location via your clues. If another team is already participating in the challenge zone, you will wait until for a challenge leader. If you are required to wait for another team to finish the challenge, your race time will be paused until you start the challenge.
All sponsorship donations will be added to you total fundraising amount. Please note that self donations to your own team will be added to your total but will be excluded from counting towards the Highest Fundraiser Award. The cut off for all donations is 12pm on the day of ShredAbility.
We all need to ask for help sometimes! Should you require help with a clue, visit the RMA Tent (located outside the RMA shed in the Village area) or text us at 403 431 3541. Additions to your overall time are made each time you request assistance with a clue.
Get ready for our Challenge Zones! Each challenge is designed to test your team, while imitating how it feels to be an adaptive guest. When your team arrives at the challenge zone, your arrival time & start and end will be logged. The zones are open to two shredders to compete in per time. If you have more than two people in your team, you can choose to take part as many times you want. There are prizes for the quickest teams in this challenge!
Nordic Sit Ski
New this year, shredders will be tasked with using a Nordic Sit Ski. They will need to propel forwards around the course using the shortened Nordic ski poles, in the quickest time possible.
Did you know? Nordic sit skis have a metal frame with a seat that is mounted on cross country skis. Depending on the shape of the frame, the skier’s legs extend in either a straight or bent position. Skiers push themselves through the snow with shortened ski poles.
Navigate equipment while being visually impaired. One teammate will assist a blindfolded partner in taking equipment off/putting equipment on using arm & word guidance.
Did you know? Most VI riders use a guide to help navigate the slopes. For beginners or those with increased vision, the guide may remain in front, whereas other individuals may prefer the guide to stay behind, orienting the skier with verbal descriptions and instructions – with the additional use of a mouth to ear head set.
Ever wondered on how reliant we can be on or arms and hands for skiing and boarding? Well the “Look Ma, no hands” challenge area will aim to put this to the test in various interesting ways!
Did you know? Some individuals have little to no use of one or both arms, but they can still learn to ski. In this case, a ‘No Limits’ attitude and thoughtful balance are essential in navigating the slopes.
In It To Win It
Prizing & Swag
Top Prize: Highest Fundraiser
Win a cat ski trip for two people with Powder Stagecoach Cat Skiing at Castle Mountain Resort. This incredible prize is available for the team who raised the highest amount of funds at each years event. This trip will be coordinated as a group event along with 2024 Shred winners and will be delivered in 2025.
All other prize winning categories choose a from our prizing table! Lots of goodies to be had, including: goggles, gogglesocs, hats, buffs and more!
Top Fundraiser – 2nd & 3rd Place
Fastest Black, Blue Team, & Green Team
Winner of Challenge Zones
Youngest & Oldest Team
Slowest Black, Blue & Green Team
We Got Swag
Swag bags are available to each participant and include:
- Lux Banff Cinema Ticket 2 for 1 coupons by Banff Lodging Co
- Hot Tea Flasks by Banff Tea Co
- Kids Eat Free Coupons by Boston Pizza
- Team Canada Its by Lululemon Banff
- Toques by Banff Lake Louise Tourism
- Water Bottles by Vertical Addiction
- Assorted swag donated by Sunshine Village
- Sports socks by Lululemon Banff
- & more to come!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is ShredAbility?
It is a giant clue-solving, Paralympic-inspired, ski & snowboard scavenger hunt, with unique adaptive challenge zones. ShredAbility takes place on Saturday April 15, at Sunshine Village. This event raises much needed funds for RMA’s programs. Please contact us for last minute registrations.
How do I register?
Use the button above to register. You will be required to pay an initial registration fee of $25/person. Registration secures your spot at the event, however, you will need to fundraise per team. If you are having trouble reaching this amount, please get in touch. Age 12 & under are not required to pay $25 each.
Who can take part?
This in accessible and inclusive event. We welcome individuals of all ages and abilities to take part. There are 3 levels of entry. Green (for green runners). Blue (for those happy to cruise green and blue runs), and Black (for those who are comfortable on all green, blue & black runs (double black runs excluded). Individuals may use skis, snowboards and sit skis to navigate the mountain.
How many people can be on a team?
New for this year, team members may include 2-10 people. Team members 12 & under are encouraged but not required to fundraise. Highest fundraising team will be judged per person. Guest who require additional on hill assistance such individuals with a visual impairment, using a sit ski, or other mobility challenges, may request a volunteer addition to their team. This member may not fundraise for the team.
Is there prizing or swag?
Yes, of course! There are lots of prizes to be won. The top fundraising team will receive a Cat Ski Trip for 2 with Powder Stagecoach Cat Ski at Castle Mountain (prize will be delivered in Winter 2025). Prizes are also awarded best costume, fastest team, slowest team, challenge zone winner, and youngest & oldest teams. Plus, there are swag bags for each team member. Learn more about prizing.
Are there any additional fees?
No, besides your transportation to the event, your day includes breakfast, lunch, and the price of your Sunshine Village lift ticket (as long as your team has raised the minimum amount required). Unfortunately, we are unable to reduce the entry fee for those who already possess lift tickets or season passes. If you wish to take part in the silent auction on the day of, a credit card will be required.
How do I raise money?
Register online, by clicking on the ‘Register Now’ button (above). Once registered, we will invite you to set up your own fundraising page (much like a ‘Go Fund Me’) page. Use the link of this page to share with your friends and associated and watch the sponsorship roll in. You will be able to track who is donating to your team and what your total amount fundraised is.
What is the schedule for the day?
The schedule is outlined on this page. Please refer to it for further information. Prior to ShredAbility, you will be provided with a registration 30 min time slot. Please aim to arrive within this window. From here you will grab breakfast, then head up the gondola to start the hunt! The scavenger hunt is timed from the time you read the first clue until you arrive at the final destination.
How do I find the clues?
You will be given the first clue. Solve each clue to find the next. Clues are spread around the mountain, generally located on wood posts or the front/back of maps. Some clues are more accessible than others. We recommend taking a photo of each clue so you can refer to it to find the next. If you get stuck on a clue and need help, you can call/text us on 403 431 3541 or visit the RMA help tent.
Can I get a tax receipt for taking part?
In order to comply with Canada Revenue Agency requirements, we cannot issue a tax receipt in exchange for your registration fee to the event. We can, however, issue receipts, for any donations made towards your team (including your own). All donors will receive a Canadian Tax Receipt. Please note: personal donations to your own team (self-pledge) cannot be included in the total for purposes of the top fundraising prize.
I don't want to take part, how I else can I help?
There are many ways to be involved in our fundraisers! Here are some options:
1. Become a ShredAbility Sponsor by signing up your organisation to sponsor the event.
2. Sign up as an Event Volunteer to provide much needed assistance on the day of.
3. Donate swag or a prize item.
4. Support a team of 2 RMA athletes to take part by sponsoring their registration fee of $500.