The Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports is a non-profit charitable society focused on providing Nationally Certified Snowsports Instruction to the physically challenged or developmentally delayed.

We believe that people with adaptive needs should have an equal opportunity to participate and enjoy Alpine/Nordic (cross country) snowsports.

We are here to help you accent your abilities in a fun and encouraging environment.

Our volunteer instructors are certified nationally with the Canadian Association
for Disabled Skiing (CADS).

Many are also members of the Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance (CSIA), the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) and the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI).

We are based in Courtenay, British Columbia at
Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

Find us on and

Links to VISAS's adaptive snowsport videos below

Adaptive Snowsports Highlights and Video Gallery

Adaptive Snowsports Demos

courtesy of Edward Homer Communications



  2014 - 2015 Winter Season - Upcoming Events

Learn to Ski Winter Snowsports Festival
Sunday thru Thursday - January 4th - 8th 2015

Herb Bradley Challenge
Sunday, February 15th, 2015
VISAS's major fundraiser of the season
This event has been postponed!
Weather permitting, it will be held later this season.



Help send our Para-Alpine Race Team to the BC Championships
- Go Fund Me


Thank you to all our 2014 Herb Bradley Challenge Supporters
Download Calendar on side bar for more event dates

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